Baron Blitzkrieg Comes To Arrow

Arrow Baron BlitzkriegAccording to Deadline, Jimmy Akingbola (Sons of Liberty) will be joining the cast of Arrow as Baron Reiter, aka Baron Blitzkreig.

According to reports, Akingbola’s character will be a reoccurring character this coming season. He is described as “…The leader of the nefarious group Shadowspire. In Arrow, Baron Reiter will be Oliver’s adversary seen in flashbacks. This grizzled, hardened and commanding man, who has no conscience and few compunctions, offers Oliver a job in his underground organization.” In the comics, Blitzkrieg is a Nazi officer who becomes an enhanced supervillain after being blinded by a concentration camp prisoner due to experimentation. Often allied with similar villains such as Captain Nazi, Blitzkrieg was a perennial thorn in the side of the Justice Society of America until being murdered by Superboy-Prime.

Of course, there will likely be changes to the character, due to modern times and the fact Akingbola is Anglo-African. We likely won’t know much more of the character until the premiere of Arrow in October.

Arrow returns on October 7th, at 8pm, on the CW.

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