THE FLASH Finds It's Simon Stagg In William Sadler; Could We See Metamorpho?

Iron Man 3 star William Sadler recently shared a picture to his twitter account, which features him alongside a campaign poster for Simon Stagg, which features his face. In the comics, Stagg is tied to Rex Mason, who becomes part of The Outsiders as Metamorpho. Take a look!

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By anthonyEstark - 7/12/2014
It looks as if William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption, Iron Man 3) has joined the second episode of CW's The Flash, as wealthy buisnessman Simon Stagg. Back in comics history, Simon ties into Rex Mason, who becomes the shapeshifter Metamorpho. We already have Katana cast into season 3 of Arrow, so could we possibly get comics team The Outsiders? It's a stretch, but it's possible! Comment below and give us your thoughts on the matter!





Simon Stagg is the unscrupulous owner and CEO of Stagg Enterprises and the father of Sapphire Stagg. Adventurer Rex Mason wanted to win the hand of Sapphire Stagg. Simon sent Rex to Egypt to retrieve a meteor referred as the Orb of Ra. Unbeknownst to Rex, Simon had his brutish Neanderthal bodyguard Java attack him and leave him for dead. Unfortunately, Rex was near the Orb of Ra and was exposed to it leading to his transformation into Metamorpho.
Source: @Wm_Sadler
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NovaCorpsFan - 7/12/2014, 3:28 PM
Saw this on Facebook. This universe is starting to get real big.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/12/2014, 3:32 PM
Simon Stagg was a villain, a ruthless businessman who was involved in turning Rex Mason into Metamorpho,cool,the universe is just getting bigger
BANEofExistence - 7/12/2014, 3:33 PM
The president of the US in Marvel is a corrupt CEO in DC! :)
EzioKenway1225 - 7/12/2014, 3:35 PM
i do wish he had simon stagg very interesting haircut


TheBuoyWonder - 7/12/2014, 3:35 PM
I think the outsiders is a real possibility for the CWverse.
kinghulk - 7/12/2014, 3:40 PM
"President Ellis, you continue to resist my attempts to educate you, sir. And now, you've missed me again. You don't know who I am. You don't know where I am. And you'll NEVER see me coming."
JordanKing - 7/12/2014, 3:43 PM
@NovaCorpsFan For Tv.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/12/2014, 3:46 PM
@JordanKing

Haha, yeah.
sameoldthing - 7/12/2014, 3:53 PM
Ha,I swear I just mentioned this the other day on another Flash article.
When they announced Firestorm as a character. He's powerful but odd.

I said Metamorpho is an odd but cool character I want on the show & Simon Stagg / Stagg Industries would be great to use as an evil company since the CW won't use Luthor as a bad guy.
Love This..hope Morpho appears & better make Rex a bad ass & not some mindless creature.
aRandomSinisterClone - 7/12/2014, 3:53 PM
the Reaper! all i ever see is bill n ted's grim reaper in him. love it
aRandomSinisterClone - 7/12/2014, 3:54 PM
get Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) from Entourage to be his daughter.
GuardianAngel - 7/12/2014, 4:01 PM
Metamorpho anyone?


BlackIceJoe - 7/12/2014, 4:02 PM
If Metamorpho shows up I hope Black Lightning will be next.
27ShowStopper - 7/12/2014, 4:02 PM
DC has been hiring movie actors for their tv roles....interesting.
Doopie - 7/12/2014, 4:05 PM
love this guy, think he'll be perfect for Stagg. Will we see Metamorpho? I truly hope so but the requirements for showing off his power set might be too much...maybe an origin ep and a return later down the line? They may change the origin story quite a bit but they definitely should keep the tragedy
Klone - 7/12/2014, 4:09 PM
After Arrow's Shrapnel, I think it's fair to assume that's how CW will do the character with such appearances, meaning Rex will be similar.
pesmerga44 - 7/12/2014, 4:12 PM
So is this show going to change it's name to Flash and the Central City Justice League or what?
Klone - 7/12/2014, 4:13 PM
After Smallville I'm surprised there isn't more skepticism over their approach to the likes of The Atom or Firestorm, less they butcher they appearances and make them, well, boring.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/12/2014, 4:16 PM
Batmaniac-i love that teaser,its pretty funny because i think Green Arrow and Flash(Oliver and Barry) dont get along well in the comics, the only mediating force between them is their Common best friend in Hal Jordan
pesmerga44 - 7/12/2014, 4:18 PM
@Klone

Ya if they do really have Firestorm in the show I can almost guarantee he will look very different and the fire will not be on his head. CGI fire is one of the fakest looking things you can do with CGI and to see him as a hero with the fire on his head will just look silly.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/12/2014, 4:21 PM
Hmmmmm
pesmerga44 - 7/12/2014, 4:22 PM
Especially on a t.v. show budget.
Klone - 7/12/2014, 4:26 PM
I can understand removing the fire from the head, but think about the costumes themselves. Blue and red Atom, orange and white Firestorm, etc.
dio - 7/12/2014, 4:40 PM
I just like the fact that as time goes on FX become cheaper to make , meaning these shows will only look better and better. Hell, Between AoS, Arrow and the Pilot for the Flash, things are looking pretty spectacular for a tv budget.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/12/2014, 4:45 PM
i wonder who the villain for the second one is, the villain for the first episode was Weather Wizard and i wasnt really impressed by him much at all,he,along with some very"CW dialogue, was the weakest parts of the pilot for me ,other wise i really liked it
AlphaAndDecima - 7/12/2014, 4:56 PM
Stagg Industries was mentioned in the first season episode "Legacies" as canceling their donation to CNRI and then in "Burned", Stagg Chemical was attacked by Firefly.

Interesting that Stagg is a 'Man of the Year'. Bet he'll become a minor villain in the first season.
AlphaAndDecima - 7/12/2014, 4:58 PM
@Klone

"After Smallville I'm surprised there isn't more skepticism"

Because Arrow has only failed with Bronze Tiger and Shrapnel, that's why. Smallville failed with literally every single character except for Brainiac, Zatanna and Green Arrow.
ManCalledSting - 7/12/2014, 5:20 PM
I'll be watching this. Let the haters, hate.
mgeoff88 - 7/12/2014, 5:21 PM
I don't know that much about Metamorpho tbh. All I know is, his body is split into four different elements.
JoeMomma29 - 7/12/2014, 5:23 PM
@ Klone

For once STFU!!!!!! Your whining is just annoying......... and coming from someone who does not even read DC comics is just pathetic.
Klone - 7/12/2014, 5:42 PM
Piss off. My comments are being honest and not like the shit you get from Bender. Sorry that you're too fragile to comprehend anything other than blind, sheepish worship.
JoeMomma29 - 7/12/2014, 5:43 PM
Maniac......LOL! Call me what you like but no way in hell are you a true DC fan, and do not give me the excuse that you want the best from or for DC.

Klone - 7/12/2014, 5:43 PM
"and coming from someone who does not even read DC comics is just pathetic."

Maniac and his [frick]ing lies as usual plaguing me. First Mantinium, now you. Well at least those lies only ever seem to sway your type at least.
Klone - 7/12/2014, 5:45 PM
Whatever. It makes my head hurt and throb when dealing with you.
JoeMomma29 - 7/12/2014, 5:46 PM
And get a clue Klone the mass majority of members on this site all agree that you are one negative individual. Again I am shocked that DC/WB is not busting down your door and offering you a contract to write, produce, and direct all their live action television shows and movies.
Klone - 7/12/2014, 5:47 PM
@Alpha

Well, characters like Atom and Firestorm would require heavy CGI if they want it to be impressive or accurate in a visual sense. Arrow doesn't have characters like that. The scepticism I mentioned was more in reference to the effects, because like Smallville or not, the effects did look very off at times and that show was full of characters like Atom and Firestorm.
gurugeorge - 7/12/2014, 5:48 PM
Metamorpho, hell yeah, one of my favourite superheroes growing up. Doom Patrol, Metal Men and Metamorpho were some of the coolest comics characters ever created, even cooler than the contemporary Marvel stuff in some ways (IIRC, the X-Men were Marvel's response to the Doom Patrol). Though aimed at a younger audience, they were very imaginative and wild.
BatManiac - 7/12/2014, 5:49 PM
LMAO! They're not lies though, since you've admitted in the past you barely read DC comics.
Klone - 7/12/2014, 5:51 PM
I don't care. I am a negative individual and a pessimist. Stop acting like I deny such a thing. And you, like Soto, cling onto that one little thing I have to continuously debunk almost everytime I am ever so fortunate enough to encounter you. Did I say I should do all those things and that if I were in charge everything would be amazing?

NO, so stop lying and acting like I continuously make comments suggesting that. My comments weren't even that negative, simply pointing out characters like Rex would be like Shrapnel and that I'm surprised there is no skepticism in regards to the visual effects given that it's Atom and Firestorm. Based on arguments we've had before, you'd pretty much attack me for anything that isn't blind, sheepish worship.
DrunkenNukem - 7/12/2014, 5:51 PM
I never cared about Firestorm...but damn i hope they do The Atom some justice...Brandon Routh its a good actor, its a good choice for the character..

I hope they use some good vfx for The Atom´s abilities
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