Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

The Flash casts Captain Cold's father and Atom Smasher

Posted on

Larry Busacca/Getty Images

The Flash is becoming a family affair for two of season 1’s most memorable villains, as the show has found its Lewis Snart, as well as Atom Smasher.

EW can confirm that Michael Ironside has been cast as Lewis Snart, the abusive father of Captain Cold and Golden Glider, whom the children don’t exactly have a great relationship with. Freed from prison, papa Snart has plans that could endanger the lives of both of his children. The Hollywood Reporter originally announced the casting.

Adam Copeland has also been cast as a villain for the second season in the role of Atom Smasher, who‘s come to Central City to take out the Flash. Smasher does the opposite of what Ray Palmer can pull off, as he’s able to grow to incredible sizes while gaining super strength along the way. ComicBook.com originally reported the casting. And Copeland has the background to live up to the character as former professional wrestler Edge.

The show’s producers announced several other major characters coming this season at Comic-Con, including Jay Garrick and Patty Spivot.

Related Stories

Comic-Con 2015: The Flash adds Jay Garrick, Patty Spivot in season 2

The CW debuts trailer for animated Arrow/Flash spin-off Vixen