The CW's Flash series adding another major DC baddie in recurring role

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Jun 26, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT (Updated)

With a series that focuses on the more super-powered corner of the DC universe, The CW is making full use of that comic pantheon in The Flash.

TV Line is reporting that episode six of the Arrow spinoff will introduce the recurring character of Tony Woodward, aka Girder. In the comics, the character is a supervillain made of living iron. He’s typically associated with the Flash, is a mid-level player in the rogues gallery and is actually a member of the Flash-centric baddie group the Rogues.

HIs comic origins revolve around S.T.A.R. Labs, and find him transformed after some inadvertent content with the company’s technology. Considering the role S.T.A.R. Labs will play in the series, we’d think some of that origin story will likely remain intact.

The CW’s casting call for the recurring role describes the character as someone with a previous relationship to Barry Allen, having bullied a young Barry when they were both kids. Now TV Line reports Woodward has become a “grinning lunkhead who loves destruction” as well as an “unstoppable force … who can transmute any part of his body into solid steel.”

We’re curious to see who they eventually lock down to play the role, and it seems Girder could be sticking around as a recurring thorn in our super-speedy hero’s side.  Who do you think should play the role?

(Via TV Line)