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Actor Clancy Brown Joins the Cast of CW's The Flash

The General is making his way to the small screen.

Source: clancybrown.com
Source: clancybrown.com

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sleepy Hollow actor Clancy Brown will be joining the cast of the upcoming Flash television series as Wade Eiling AKA The General. Brown's first appearance on the new show will be in the 5th episode.

Brown will play General Wade Eiling, also known as The General, the head of a black ops army team pursuing Plastique (Kelly Frye) in the hopes of using her as a human weapon. Described as a tall and imposing man, with "a face carved from years of duty," Eiling is fanatically intent on protecting American interests around the world and may have ties to a central Flash character.

Whether or not he'll actually become the super-powered character, The General, who took over Shaggy Man's body, is still a mystery, but at least we know for sure that he will be working with some super-powered beings on this new show. In the comics, Eiling is the man responsible for the creation of Captain Atom and Major Force. Since the New 52, he has appeared in CAPTAIN ATOM and later issues of THE FURY OF FIRESTORM but hasn't been seen recently. The Flash will air on October 7th, 2014.

Source: THR

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Posted By TheTrueBarryAllen

@thetruebarryallen said:

I still have absolutely no hope for this show.

How can you say it when you haven't watched the show yet?

Pilot got leaked - I've hated Grant as Barry ever since he's shown up in Arrow, and I'm not a fan of Arrow or how that show's gone along for it's first two seasons.

I'm pretty sure Weather Wizard was wearing a baseball cap in the "teaser" trailer - and the shots that we're taken of Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold are just upsetting.

As a huge fan of Barry Allen - I hate what's happened thus far.

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Posted By The Impersonator

I still have absolutely no hope for this show.

How can you say it when you haven't watched the show yet?

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Posted By TheTrueBarryAllen

I still have absolutely no hope for this show.

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Edited By The Impersonator

For a minute there, I thought the author, Tom Clancy is going to join The Flash.

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Posted By G_leno

Red Hulk, Taskmaster, Odin, this guy gets so many cool charaters.

Also Starship Troopers!

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Posted By leokearon
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Plastique is now The Prize

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Posted By BumpyBoo

The man is a formidable talent and any cast can only benefit from the addition of Clancy ^_^

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

I can dig it.

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Posted By patrat18

Lex.

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Posted By godzilla44

Awesome sauce

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Posted By amazing_webhead

@micah said:

@amazingwebhead said:

Yeah, I could definitely see that.

@micah said:

@radx_konkin75 said:

Mr. Krabs!? Cool.

Also Shawshank and Lex Luther from Superman the Animated Series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're forgetting one. "One" as in "there can be only".

How could I forget. Highlander!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, a true classic.

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Edited By _ANDY_CAN

the casting for this show is awesome.

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Edited By nappystr8

Not only does the proud tradition of Lex Luthor/Flash crossovers continue, but we will also likely get Captain Atom. Sounds good.

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Posted By Lemuel15

Hmm, Michael Rosenbaum portrayed lex Luthor in smallville and voiced flash in the dcau. Clancy Brown voices Lex Luthor in the dcau and is now appearing in a flash tv show, and as the general no less, quite fitting.

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Posted By HeraldofGanthet

@i_dont_like_comics:

how the mighty have fallen. sad day. second fiddle to abs joke man. and eiling isn't a flash villain.

Oh, but it does make for a brilliant segue into not only Plastique, but also Project: Atom (which gave the DCU both Captain Atom & Major Force), but also the creation of the International Ultramarine Corps.

This is a "foot in the door" to introducing all of these characters as well as Professor Andrew Zagarian, creator of the "Plastalloy" that will eventually be used to create the indestructible body of the Shaggy Man.

Brilliant. (potentially) Multiple character debuts from this one character.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@nightfang said:

@smashbrawler said:

@nightfang said:

@smashbrawler said:

"Sleepy Hollow actor"? He's Lex flippin' Luthor (and the Kurgan!).

Wait, you didn't know?

Didn't know what?

That Clancy Brown was the vice actor for Lex Luthor.

Um, yes I did. That's why I brought it up in the first place.

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Posted By NightFang3

@nightfang said:

@smashbrawler said:

"Sleepy Hollow actor"? He's Lex flippin' Luthor (and the Kurgan!).

Wait, you didn't know?

Didn't know what?

That Clancy Brown was the vice actor for Lex Luthor.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@nightfang said:

@smashbrawler said:

"Sleepy Hollow actor"? He's Lex flippin' Luthor (and the Kurgan!).

Wait, you didn't know?

Didn't know what?

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Edited By cattlebattle

If there is a comic book adaption of something...Clancy Brown is in it.

Thus is law.

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Posted By micah007123

Yeah, I could definitely see that.

@micah said:

@radx_konkin75 said:

Mr. Krabs!? Cool.

Also Shawshank and Lex Luther from Superman the Animated Series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're forgetting one. "One" as in "there can be only".

How could I forget. Highlander!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By mightyrearranger

Amazing :)

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

He's awesome I just watched him yesterday o Shawshank Redemption!

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Posted By NightFang3

"Sleepy Hollow actor"? He's Lex flippin' Luthor (and the Kurgan!).

Wait, you didn't know?

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Posted By MrMazz

I'm always for Clancy Brown getting more work.

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Posted By Smart_Dork_Dude
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Can't wait for this show!

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

Good god I almost had a heart attack, I thought the title was going to be "Clancy Brown dies". In any case this is really cool, who knows I may watch the Flash now.

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Posted By amazing_webhead

Yeah, I could definitely see that.

@micah said:

@radx_konkin75 said:

Mr. Krabs!? Cool.

Also Shawshank and Lex Luther from Superman the Animated Series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're forgetting one. "One" as in "there can be only".

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Posted By i_dont_like_comics

how the mighty have fallen. sad day. second fiddle to abs joke man. and eiling isn't a flash villain.

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Posted By micah007123

Mr. Krabs!? Cool.

Also Shawshank and Lex Luther from Superman the Animated Series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By RustyRoy

Saw this yesterday, I'm happy, he's awesome.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

"Sleepy Hollow actor"? He's Lex flippin' Luthor (and the Kurgan!).

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Edited By joshmightbe

That is potentially the most spot on casting in any comic adaptation so far. Tho he'll always be the Kurgen to me.

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Posted By Radx_Konkin75

Mr. Krabs!? Cool.

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Edited By RulerOfThisUniverse

Awesome.