George “Digger” Harkness, better known as Captain Boomerang, was on the pages of DC Comics back in 1960, thanks to creators John Broome and Carmine Infantino. As the name suggests, Harkness has become a well-known criminal and villain in The Flash due to his proficient use of the boomerang. In the decades since he took office, he has repeatedly run for money with DC heroes, appeared in video games and movies, and even appeared in a series by Nick E. Tarabe. However, Harkness was killed in Season 5.
Still, Captain Boomerang isn’t done in the sprawling small-screen series. As announced on September 21, 2022, Richard Harmon of “The 100” fame will play a different version of the villain in “The Flash” season nine. Harmon will play Owen Mercer — the comics’ son of Harkness — who was recently released from Iron Heights and intends to further intimidate Canterlot. The character will appear on the show in a recurring capacity, though it’s unknown how many episodes fans will see him wreak havoc (via Deadline).
It’s been hard to see The Flash hit theaters over the years, but if the addition of Richard Harmon as Captain Boomerang is any indication, you won’t want to miss Season 9.