The Flash Casts Michael Ironside as Captain Cold's Abusive Father

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 1:54PM
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 1:54PM
The Flash Casts Michael Ironside as Captain Cold's Abusive Father
Perpetual villain Michael Ironside has been cast as Captain Cold's abusive father, Lewis Snart. He will appear in a season two episode of The Flash called "Family of Rogues," alongside Wentworth Miller and Peyton List, reprising their roles as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold and Lisa Snart/Golden Glider, respectively.

Not too much is known about Lewis Snart, except that he abused both of his children and was sent to prison for domestic violence, which first inspired Leonard to turn to a life of crime when he was just a teenager. It's unknown whether he will appear on Legends of Tomorrow, but it seems likely, as Captain Cold's tragic childhood goes a long way towards humanizing the character.

Michael Ironside is a well-known character actor, known for playing villains and generally sinister characters. He has appeared in pretty much everything, but his sci-fi credits include classics like Total Recall, Starship Troopers, Stargate: SG-1, Outer Limits, and Terminator Salvation (a terrible movie, but a classic franchise).

"Family of Rogues" will air as the third episode of the second season, which will premiere on October 6 at 8pm on The CW.

Via THR.
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