With production on Arrow season four underway, we have news of another DC villain who will antagonize Oliver Queen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holby City actor Jimmy Akingbola is set to play Baron Reiter, aka Baron Blitzkrieg, a character who will appear in this season’s “prominent” flashback sequences. This will be a recurring role.
In the comics, Blitzkrieg, who fought the All-Star Squadron during World War II, is the leader of the crime group known as Shadowspire. It is unknown if that organization will appear on Arrow. Also, Blitzkrieg is known for wearing Nazi symbolism on his uniform. But for obvious reasons, don’t expect that to be present in his live action debut.
Blitzkrieg is the latest DC villain who joins Arrow this season. Damien Darhk, leader of the H.I.V.E. organization, will serve as the new big bad. Meanwhile, fan-favorite foe Anarky is making his debut in episode two of season four.
Stay tuned for more news as we have it. Arrow returns to The CW on October 7th.