IGN has learned that former Hellboy star Doug Jones has joined the cast of “Arrow” in the role of Jake Simmons, AKA Deathbolt, where he will debut in the 19th episode of the show’s third season.
Created by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway in All-Star Squadron #21 (May, 1983), Simmons had the ability to control lightning and electricity and was dubbed “the living battery.” In “Arrow,” his character will instead wield the power of controlling plasma energy. This makes him the first meta-human to make his debut on “Arrow” as opposed to the more super power-friendly “The Flash.”
Jones is perhaps most well known for playing Abe Sapien in both “Hellboy” films, but he has a long history of appearing in comic book based media with roles in Batman Returns, Tank Girl, Mystery Men, Men in Black II, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
“Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 P.M. EST on The CW.
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