Michael Ironside, a veteran actor well known for portraying tough characters in films such as Total Recall and Starship Troopers, is joining the second season of CW’s The Flash, as a relative of characters we have already seen in the show.
Ironside will star as Lewis Snart, the criminal father of current Flash villains Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (portrayed by Wentworth Miller) and Lisa Snart/Golden Glider (portrayed by Peyton List). He is described by The Hollywood Reporter as being an “estranged, abusive” father, who is to return to Central City up to something that will endanger both of his children. Ironsides older Snart has recently been paroled from prison, where he was being detained for being a “cold-blooded, ruthless career criminal.”
Michael Ironside is no stranger to DC, having played General Sam Lane for multiple episodes on Smallville, and having voiced Darkseid in some DCAU shows.
The Flash will return to CW in the fall on Tuesday, October 6th. Ironsides debut is rumoured to be in the third episode of the season, “Family of Rogues”.