Last month, we revealed that actor Doug Jones has signed on to play the villainous Deathbolt in CW's Arrow in an upcoming episode entitled "Broken Arrow". Today, the actor took to his Twitter page to reveal that his character will also appear in an episode of The Flash entitled "Rogue Air,"which will be the 22nd episode of Season 1. No details were given on how the character will cross over from Arrow's Starling City to The Flash's Central City, but it seems that The Flash keeps adding more members of the superhero group the Rogues, and who may be fully assembled by the season finale.
Jake Simmons, a.k.a. Deathbolt, was created in 1983 by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway. first appearing in All-Star Squadron #21. This powerful villain has the ability to manipulate electricity, and was also given the nickname "The Human Battery" in the comics. His appearance in Arrow will be the the first time a "metahuman" will appear in the series, so it makes sense that he will also cross over to The Flash, where several metahumans have appeared.
Deathbolt is just the latest of the previously-established Rogues villains from the DC Comics to emerge on The Flash, including Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), Pied Piper (Andy Mientus) and Weather Wizard (Liam McIntyre), along with upcoming additions such as Golden Glider (Peyton List), The Trickster (Mark Hamill) and Gorilla Grodd. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg also teased plans for The Rogues team in a recent interview with TV Line. Here's what he had to say below
"We're going to do something with all the Rogues. I can't promise it's going to be this season. We know that if the original [1990s] Flash series had gotten a second season, both John [Wesley Shipp] and Mark [Hamill] have told us that the first episode was going to be a giant Rogues episode. And that sounds like maybe a good thing for us to do, what they didn't get the opportunity to do."
The "Broken Arrow" episode of Arrow will air on The CW April 15, while the Rogue Air episode of The Flash set to debut on April 21. Take a look at Doug Jones' tweet below, and stay tuned for more details about his appearances in both Arrow and The Flash, and the super villain team The Rogues. Are you excited to see what Deathbolt will bring to both shows? Let us know what you think below.