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CW’s The Flash Is Introducing A New Version Of A Fan-Favorite DC Villain

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George “Digger” Harkness, better known as Captain Boomerang, arrived on the pages of DC comics back in 1960, courtesy of creators John Broome and Carmine Infantino. As the name implies, Harkness became a well-known criminal and villain of the Flash thanks to his proficient use of boomerangs. In the decades since his arrival, he’s repeatedly given DC heroes a run for their money, appeared in video games and movies, and even popped up on the show that started the aptly-titled Arrowverse, “Arrow,” as portrayed by Nick E. Tarabay. However, Harkness was killed off in Season 5.

Be that as it may, Captain Boomerang isn’t done in the sprawling small-screen franchise yet. As announced on September 21, 2022, Richard Harmon of “The 100” fame will play a different version of the villain during the ninth season of “The Flash.” Harmon will portray Owen Mercer — the son of Harkness in the comics — who has recently been released from Iron Heights prison, and has every intention of terrorizing Central City further. The character will appear on the show in a recurring capacity, though it’s unknown for how many episodes fans will get to see him wreak havoc (via Deadline).

It’ll be hard to see “The Flash” go after all these years, but if the addition of Richard Harmon as Captain Boomerang is of any indication, you won’t want to miss Season 9. 

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