The Flash Season 7 will Recast Elongated Man after Hartley Sawyer's Firing

There is little doubt that people were worried about the future of Elongated Man in The Flash Season 7 for some time now. After all, the character is a major player in the CW series but his story arc is in danger of being cut out after actor Hartley Sawyer was fired from the show. Luckily, fans can still expect to see Ralph Dibny in the seventh season but this time, he will be played by a different actor.

Showrunner Eric Wallace recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly where he revealed how The Flash Season 7 will proceed without Sawyer. Interestingly, Wallace stated that Elongated Man will still appear in the series to wrap up the character's story arc.

"In order to wrap that up, which we're going to do at the top of season 7, Ralph has to be part of that. Now thank goodness, Ralph is a guy who can change faces and his appearance in many ways. Without giving any spoilers away, there are a couple of ways that we can have Elongated Man still appear in at least one episode this season to wrap that storyline up, that gets us what we need and still allows fans to say goodbye to the character, at least for the indefinite future," Wallace said. He then added that Ralph's appearances will be very brief.

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"It's funny, I guess technically it would be a recasting, but the character won't be a big part of season 7. He'll only be a part of just wrapping up the Sue storyline. Yes, one could say it is a recasting, but we're going to do it in a way that I think honors the spirit of the character and provides not only a satisfying conclusion to Sue's murder mystery, but also it's done with some humor," Wallace said.

Sawyer was fired from The Flash after the reemergence of his past racist and misogynistic tweets. There is no word yet on who will replace him on the series.

The Flash Season 7 will premiere on The CW in 2021.

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