After displaying his talent in the ring, Goldberg is now moving to Iron Heights, and he has a totally unexpected tag-team partner: Barry Allen.
The appearance of the iconic WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg on The Flash was announced back in November last year. Now The CW has released the first pictures of Goldberg’s soon to be seen appearance and disclosed that the wrestler would play Big Sir, a DC comics character seen during some of The Flash comic book issues in the 1980s.
As can be seen in the photo below, Big Sir came across Barry during their time at Iron Heights prison. Towards the conclusion of Barry’s trial during the midseason premiere, he got sentenced to life imprisonment and was put into the same cell where his father spent a lot of his years.
Judging by the photos, Big Sir might be friendly to Barry, probably protecting him from the other nasty criminals in the prison.
Goldberg will be seen in the next episode of The Flash, titled “The Elongated Knight Rises,” and he is likely to have a two-episode run on the series. Besides revealing Big Sir’s first look, the photos from the upcoming episode also display the new costume for Ralph Dibny aka the Elongated Man.
Goldberg’s character Big Sir was first seen in The Flash comics in 1984’s issue #338. The gigantic man was mentally unstable in the comics, and this disability gave the villains of the Rogues Gallery to manipulate him. They gave him a super-suit which made him fly and shoot energy busts and unleashed him on Barry Allen.
Luckily, The Flash managed to control Big Sir and went with him to Gorilla City where the locals managed to remove the suit and undo the damage to his brain. The operation also cured Big Sir of his insanity, and his IQ attained genius levels.
“The Elongated Knight Rises” is scheduled to air on Tuesday, January 23 at 8 pm ET on The CW. It will be followed by a brand new episode of Black Lightning. Go ahead and read the episode’s synopsis for yourself below:
When a familiar villain returns to terrorize Central City, Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) must rise up to defend the innocent while Barry (Grant Gustin) is detained by his trial. Meanwhile, Barry searches for the strength to keep his optimism alive in the face of his new circumstances.