Entertainment Weekly has learned that Matt Ward (Tron: Legacy) has been cast in Arrow as Simon Lacroix, aka DC Comics villain Komodo!
In DC Comics’ New 52, Simon is an archer and adversary of Green Arrow. On Arrow, he’s a deadly mercenary using the code name Komodo, who wreaks havoc in Starling City.
Komodo’s introduction comes as the show makes a move to connect the villains-of-the-week more closely to the overarching story. “Yes, he’s the villain-of-the-week for the second week of the show, but you’ll see that Team Arrow’s pursuit of him is part and parcel of a season-long storyline,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “You’re going to know what happens to Komodo at the end of the episode, but it will be a little bit tied in better with the season-long mythology than villain-of-the-week episodes have done in the past.”