As we get closer and closer to the series premiere of The CW's The Flash, the show keeps adding more villains that will test the World's Fastest Man, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). TV Line reports that Tony Woodward, a.k.a. Girder, will make his debut on the show's sixth episode, although the role has not been cast yet.
Geoff Johns, who serves as executive producer on The Flash, created this character in the comics, which made his first appearance in 2001's Flash: Iron Heights. Tony Woodward is a steelworker who causes a a riot at his plant, which results in him being thrown in a vat of molten steel that has also been tainted with waste from S.T.A.R. Labs experiments. He emerges as a mass of iron who is only vulnerable to rust.
The CW's casting call for the role reveals that Tony Woodward is someone who would have bullied Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) in the schoolyard. Here's how the character is described.
"(He is) a grinning lunkhead who loves destruction, (an) unstoppable force... who can transmute any part of his body into solid steel."
Who would you like to see play Girder in The Flash? Chime in with your thoughts below. The series debuts Tuesday, October 7 at 8 PM ET on The CW.