The Flash‘s Elongated Man has leveled up. In a new photo released by The CW, Ralph Dibney dons a superhero costume of his very own. Dibney will ditch his amorphous gray suit for something more inline with Flash and Vibe’s costumes in “The Elongated Knight Rises,” next week’s episode.
In the photo, Dibney sports a burgundy jacket with white accents. The jacket has a gauge on the left shoulder, not unlike the one worn by Firestorm. He also wears a pair of goggles, with black eye makeup underneath to obscure his face so that he won’t be easily recognizable. The costume is likely of Cisco’s design, since it will have to stretch and conform to Dibney’s metahuman abilities.
Hopefully, the suit will match the hero in “The Elongated Knight Rises,” since Dibney will have to act as Central City’s primary hero in Barry’s absence. Per the promo for the episode, Elongated Man will have to face none other than the Trickster, who manages to ensnare both Vibe and Killer Frost when he returns to wreak some havoc. According to the episode description,
THE RISE OF THE HERO — When a familiar villain returns to terrorize Central City, Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) must rise up to defend the innocent while Barry (Grant Gustin) is detained by his trial. Meanwhile, Barry searches for the strength to keep his optimism alive in the face of his new circumstances. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Sterling Gates & Thomas Pound (#411). Original airdate 1/23/2018.
The photos from the episode also reveal a first look at professional wrestler Bill Goldberg, who will make his Arrowverse debut for a two-episode stint starting next week. It is unclear what role Goldberg is playing, though it looks as though he’ll meet Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen in prison. It also appears as though Goldberg’s character will become friendly with Barry, at least for a little while. Seeing as this is the very same prison where Henry Allen was incarcerated, it’s entirely possible that Goldberg’s character even knew Barry’s father.
Airing Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, with guest appearances from Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West and Hartley Sawyer as the Elongated Man.
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