'The Flash': 5 actors who could replace Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny in Season 7 of The CW series
As Hartley Sawyer has been fired from 'The Flash', here are some actors who could take his place on the show
Much to the shock of fans, Hartley Sawyer, who played the role of the brash and quirky Ralph Dibny on 'The Flash, was fired from The CW show as his old racist and misogynistic tweets resurfaced. The network confirmed that he wouldn't be returning for the seventh season, which is slated to air next January. “Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for Season 7 of The Flash,” The CW, producers Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions and executive producer Eric Wallace said in a statement to Fox News on Monday. “In regards to Mr Sawyer’s posts on social media, we do not tolerate derogatory remarks that target any race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or sexual orientation... Such remarks are antithetical to our values and policies, which strive and evolve to promote a safe, inclusive and productive environment for our workforce,” the statement concludes.
So who is going to play Ralph now? Well, here are our picks:
Somerhalder played the role of the smoldering, witty and charismatic Damon Salvatore in 'The Vampire Diaries' for over eight years. There's no doubt that he can bring the same charm to the character of Ralph Dibny, who is known for his one-liners. Instead of seeing Somerhalder tear into people, we'll get to see him fight bad guys in a costume. It's far-fetched, but you never know!
Currently, he's playing the role of the handsome Jackson Avery in 'Grey's Anatomy'. But of late, the character has just been sidelined. Apart from fun and games, Williams is also known for bringing depth to a character, which might just be what Ralph Dibny needs. Put aside the forceps, and suit up. He would make for a fun Elongated Man.
He played Edgar Reade on 'Blindspot' for over five years, before the character was summarily killed off in a drone strike. Brown has proved that he can execute emotional scenes, as well as give some stellar one-liners. He could make for a cool Ralph Dibny, we're on board!
Chad Michael Murray
He was once a hearthrob on 'One Tree Hill', where he played the role of Lucas Scott. Over the years, Murray has proved that he can play a variety of roles, be it a lovelorn hero or the tough actioner as 'Agent Carter' showed. Oh, he was in 'Riverdale' too. Murray's got it all, charisma, wit, charm and there's no doubt he can bring something new to the character of Ralph Dibny.
You remember him as the insecure and peevish Nick Miller in 'New Girl'. Yet, that's not all, he moved to 'Stumptown', where he plays the role of Dex Parios, a sturdy and sharp-witted army veteran. Johnson has engaged in many different roles all over the years, and it would be fun to see how he would portray Ralph Dibny.
Who do you think can play Ralph Dibny on 'The Flash'?