George “Digger” Harkness, better known as Captain Boomerang, appeared in the pages of DC comics back in 1960 thanks to creators John Broome and Carmine Infantino. As the name suggests, Harkness became a notorious outlaw and villain of the Flash through his skillful handling of boomerangs. In the decades since his arrival, he has repeatedly given DC heroes a run for their money, appeared in video games and films, and even appeared on the show that started the Arrow universe, aptly named Arrow, as Nick E. Tarabay. However, Harkness was killed off in Season 5.
Whatever the case, Captain Boomerang hasn’t finished in the sprawling small-screen franchise just yet. As announced on 21 September 2022 Richard Harmon from The 100 will play a different version of the villain in the ninth season of The Flash. Harmon will play Owen Mercer – the son of Harkness in the comics – who was recently released from Iron Heights prison and has every intention of further terrorizing Central City. The character will appear on the show in a recurring role, though it’s unknown how many episodes fans will see him wreak havoc (via Term).
It will be hard to see The Flash go after all these years, but if the addition of Richard Harmon as Captain Boomerang makes any difference, you won’t want to miss Season 9.
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