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The Flash Enlists Sleepy Hollow's Clancy Brown for Major Recurring Role

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The Flash is expanding its general ties to the DC Universe.

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Clancy Brown (Sleepy Hollow) has landed the recurring role of General Wade Eiling, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Also known simply as “The General,” Wade is the leader of a black ops team on the hunt for Plastique (Rake‘s Kelly Frye). He’ll first appear in Episode 5.

(Fun fact: Brown also voices a bevy of familiar cartoon characters, including Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants.)

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TVLine exclusively reported that another DC staple, The Clock King, will also be making an appearance on The CW’s Arrow spin-off this season. Originally introduced during Arrow‘s second season, Robert Knepper’s time-obsessed villain will show up on The Flash in Episode 7.

Any thoughts on The Flash‘s latest addition? Drop a comment with your take on “The General” below.

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  1. Michael says:

    He should be playing Lex Luthor!

    • Andy Swift says:

      lol ok, that would reeeeeeally be expanding the DC Universe.

      • wordsmith says:

        As Michael was likely hinting, Clancy Brown has voiced Luthor in most of the DC Universe cartoons.
        He’s probably one of the most iconic DC voices apart from Mark Hamill as Joker.

        • taran63 says:

          And Kevin Conroy as Batman!
          But yeah, it would have been much more relevant for this article to mention his voice work as Lex Luthor, than to mention whoever he voiced on Spongebob.

  2. Joey says:

    I’ve loved Clancy Brown since Carnivale.

  3. scribe says:

    The Kurgan is in the house!


  4. Wait! The Flash films here in Vancouver… So Clancy will be here??? SQUEEE! Have love, love, loved him since Highlander. Must stalk….

  5. MP says:

    Nobody’s mentioned Shawshank, so I will.

  6. AnnieM says:

    LOVE Clancy Brown! I’m dating myself, but been a big fan since ‘Earth 2’. I hope he lasts longer than he did in ‘Sleepy Hollow’! :-D

    • herman1959 says:

      There is nothing to keep Sleepy Hollow from doing a flashback with Clancy at any point – at least, that’s what I’m hoping.

  7. tvdiva says:

    Awesome news I wish Clancy Brown could star in his own series. He is a truly gifted performer.

  8. Patrick Maloney says:

    With Plastique, Clancy Brown is portraying the second Captain Atom villain in the first run of episodes in this series. Could they be building to that character (maybe Harrison Wells?) or introduce that character and potentially spin off into his own show.

  9. Patrick says:

    I am officially starting to worry that the Flash is trying/going to do too much in its rookie season. It seems like a lot of stuff is being shoehorned into this season. It might be better to focus on world building and character development in the early going.

    Flash, on his own, can be a tricky sale. He has always been a light hearted hero, and that doesn’t always resonate, long term, with fans. So they are going to have to get the character of the Flash, and his close cadre, right.

    I love Arrow, but it didn’t really click until Felicty got a bigger role. I worry that Flash is doing too much before they have established a working core of actors/characters/relationships.

  10. dman6015 says:

    Take a look at his resume of characters on his imdb.com page. His title should be, Mr. Cartoon Voice with his background.