The CW is taking stealth marketing to a new level. Sharp-eyed Arrowverse fans in Vancouver (where all the CW superheroes live, obviously) spotted a billboard for Ralph Dibny's (Hartley Sawyer) detective services in anticipation of his return to The Flash in Season 5. Check it out below:
Our good friend @Arkwulf from @QuiverPodcast, who lives in Vancouver, Canada (where #TheFlash & the #Arrowverse shows film), spotted this on his way home - looks like Ralph is doing some marketing in Central City! @TheBigHTonight #ElongatedMan #TheFlashSeason5 #RalphDibny pic.twitter.com/cTOdWIg5o9— The Flash Podcast (@TheFlashPodcast) September 14, 2018
After the character's showdown with The Thinker (Neil Sandilands) in The Flash's fourth season, Sawyer told ComicBook.com that we'll be seeing a changed Ralph when the series returns. Meanwhile, executive producer Todd Helbing said that the Ralph Dibny we see in Season 5 will be closer to the Elongated Man we know from the comics, emphasizing his detective skills and teasing the eventual appearance of Sue Dibny.
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But alas, in the meantime, resurrecting from the husk of a dead meta-human doesn't exactly put food on the table, and it looks like, if the billboards in Vancouver-- I mean, Central City-- are any indication, Ralph is ready to go back to work in The Flash Season 5!
The Flash returns Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8/7c on the CW.
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Editors note: This story has been updated to reflect Ralph Diby's resurrection in the Season 4 finale of The Flash.
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