Earlier this month it was revealed that the classic DC Comics villain Peter Merkel / Rag Doll would be making an appearance in the upcoming fifth season of The Flash, and now comes word from TV Insider that America’s Got Talent contortionist Troy James has been cast in the role.
Rag Doll made his debut in Flash Comics back in 1942, and the TV incarnation of the character is described as an “incredibly emotionally damaged criminal who has the power to bend out of shape and fit his whole body into small spaces. As he is enjoying his criminal activities, Team Flash will be challenged by the Rag Doll in shocking ways as his sick plan is revealed.”
As you can see from James’ America’s Got Talent audition, he certainly seems to have the necessary skills for the role.
“After outthinking The Thinker, you’d hope that Barry Allen aka The Flash (Grant Gustin) might have some down time to contemplate his future with his new wife, Iris (Candice Patton). But with their speedster daughter from the future, Nora (new series regular Jessica Parker Kennedy), already grown and a part of their lives, they’ve now got to face Central City’s newest menace — the DC Super-Villain Cicada!”
The Flash season 5 premieres on October 9th on The CW.