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The Elongated Man

by on Aug.05, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

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I cannot say I’m a big fan of DC’s Elongated Man a.k.a. Ralph Dibny. While I like him enough, especially when he and his wife Sue were with Justice League Europe, I always preferred Plastic Man in the strechy super-hero game.

Ralph had already been mentioned as an easter egg on CW’s The Flash TV show, and given that he was Barry’s best friend in the comics, it was only a matter of time before they bring him in. And this past week, they announced that they’ve cast the character for a recurring Season 4 role, and boy did they get it right (visually, at least – let’s see how they actually write him).

The actor, Hartley Sawyer, immediately drew me in. I mean, just look at him. He does look like Ralph Dibny, except hotter. I never thought I’d ever find Ralph Dibny hot, but there you go. But the nose, the chin, the face, the lanky height: very Elongated Man. It kind of makes me think about the stuff an elongated man can actually do.

At the very least, I hope they make his nose twitch when there’s mystery foot 

So anyway, I researched what else Hartley has done, and I came across two short films he’s done which are both fascinating, especially Spin.

Take a look. And now, after a lukewarm Season 3, I’m looking forward to The Flash again.


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