Thursday, August 21, 2014

THE FLASH Casts Greg Finley as Girder

Central City is about to show some rust.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the upcoming CW series The Flash has cast Greg Finley in the role of Tony Woodward, better known to Flash fans as the DC Comics supervillain Girder

Woodward will appear in Episodes 6 and 7 of the show's first season and is described in the article as being able to "transform his skin into living metal" after the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion.  In addition, "The Flash tries to stop Tony when he goes on a crime spree, but this is not the first time Barry Allen has faced Tony—Tony was the bully who used to torment him as a child."

The 29-year-old actor is best known as Drake on the CW series Star-Crossed and has also appeared in episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Emily Owens M.D., House, Cold Case and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Created in 2001 by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, Girder first appeared in the one-shot special The Flash: Iron Heights as a steelworker named Tony Woodward who causes a riot at the plant after assaulting a female co-worker, and ends up thrown into a vat of molten metal that contains scraps from various S.T.A.R. Labs experiments. His body is changed into living iron and he gains superhuman strength in the process.

The Flash premieres on The CW on Tuesday, October 7th, with Girder presumably first appearing on November 11th.

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