As a superhero it is something of a stretch to take him seriously.
But despite this obstacle it has emerged unknown actor Hartley Sawyer is to play the little known Elongated Man in the next series of The Flash.
The 32-year-old, whose most prominent role so far was appearing on soap opera The Young And The Restless, will be starring as the endlessly extendable character's alter ego Ralph Dibny.
It beats The Young And The Restless: Hartley Sawyer is to play little known Elongated Man in the next series of The Flash
According to Deadline, he will have a recurring part in season four of the popular CW show, which is slated to air in October.
Landing the part is most definitely a boon for Hartley, as since 2014 he has only made a single episode guest appearances in Suburgatory and The McCarthys, as well as featuring in the short film Spin.
While Elongated Man bears an uncanny resemblance to the more famous