Another DC Comics villain is set to make his debut on The CW’s Arrow this season, and he’ll be played by Hellboy’s very own Doug Jones.
Most of you know Jones as the guy who's always hidden under prosthetics, makeup or CGI (Hellboy, The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Strain, Falling Skies). It’s pretty rare to actually see the very physical actor without a full getup that completely hides him. And just who will Jones get to play? Well, IGN reports that he’ll be playing Jake Simmons, aka Deathbolt, in the 19th episode of season three, titled “Broken Arrow.”
Deathbolt made his first comics appearance back in 1983, in All-Star Squadron #21. His power was to manipulate electricity, a la Marvel’s Electro, but in Arrow the character will be another metahuman who’ll be able to tap into and weaponize plasma energy.
IGN points out that Deathbolt’s appearance on the show will be notable because it’ll be the first time a metahuman, or even a fully powered supervillain, will appear and even make his debut on a series that has been mostly power-less. Could this mean that Simmons is from Central City, where the particle accelerator accident that gave people metahuman powers happened? Food for thought.
Are you excited about the arrival of Deathbolt in Starling City, and that he'll be played by Doug Jones on Arrow?