Doug Jones Joins ARROW To Play "Deathbolt"


Arrow’s world will continue to grow this season, as IGN has learned Doug Jones will make his debut as DC Comics villain Deathbolt. He’ll be seen in the nineteenth episode of Season 3, entitled, “Broken Arrow.”

In DC comics, Jake Simmons/Deathbolt, first introduced in All-Star Squadron #21 in 1983, was a villain with the power to manipulate electricity. In Arrow, Jake Simmons will be a metahuman with the ability to harness and weaponize plasma energy.

While Barry Allen/The Flash first appeared on Arrow, and returned for this season's big crossover storyline, Deathbolt is notable as the first time a metahuman or fully super-powered villain will appear on the series, not to mention make their debut there - though the show began to dabble with the idea of enemies of this sort via the strength-enhanced Mirakuru soldiers seen in Season 2. It remains to be seen if Simmons is from Central City -- and got his powers in the particle accelerator accident that has been the source of all methahuman abilities on The Flash spinoff -- or if another cause is given.

Jones -- whose numerous credits include Batman Returns and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (as the title character) -- is perhaps best known for his work with Guillermo del Toro, including Pan's Labyrinth, The Strain and playing Abe Sapien in both Hellboy films. The actor, who’s garnered much acclaim for his highly physical performances, often under makeup and prosthetics, will be seen later this year in his continuing role as an alien in Falling Skies' fifth and final season.

Source: IGN

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