Hartley Sawyer's 'The Flash' Character To Be Written Out of Series

Hartley Sawyer's 'The Flash' Character To Be Written Out of Series

The Flash will be losing Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man in season seven!

As you may know, Hartley Sawyer, who played the role, was fired from the show over the summer after resurfaced, offensive tweets.

Now, showrunner Eric Wallace is addressing what will happen to the character in the upcoming season.

“The beauty of comic book stories and superhero stories are the conventions that heroes come and go, but they never fade away and they never disappear entirely. So we’re going to treat it like we would if we were writing a comic book graphic novel. We’re giving the Elongated Man a bit of a rest for while. But we will leave the door open,” Eric told Entertainment Weekly. “Who knows what the future could bring. It is unknown. But I’m not saying by any means that it’s the end of the character, in fact, quite the opposite. We just don’t know when he will return, or in what form he will return. And that’s the beauty of comic book stories. It keeps it fresh.”

He also added that they are going to have the character in the beginning of the season with another actor to wrap up the storyline.

“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,” Eric said. “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.”

“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,” he added. “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.”

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