Let’s be honest, the death of a character in any comic book-based series hardly means anything. If the character was popular enough or the storyline can work it in, they’re more than likely to return. In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, actor Doug Jones discussed his reprisal as Deathbolt in the DC Comics universe on the CW’s The Flash and Arrow.
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His role as Deathbolt has only compiled of a two-episode arc for both series, but Doug Jones doesn’t believe that will be the end of it. Additionally, Jones discusses the differences between working on Arrow and The Flash. Read below:
“Gosh, it’s great fun to switch hats from helper hero to this, you know, death loving, super villain. It’s great fun. And of course, Arrow and Flash are a very different vibe, each show, even though they’re in the same universe. Arrow seems to be the darker more serious and Flash seems to be a tad more bubbly and friendly. My villain character was a little bit over the top anyway, so I just played in the same way for both shows.”
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And a great job you did playing that role, Mr. Jones. However, given what we saw of the fate of his character, what does he think is left for Deathbolt? Here’s what he had to say:
“At the end of The Flash episode, it was episode 1×22, “Rogue Air,” you’ll see me with a bunch of my Rogue friends, and I use “friends” lightly because none of us like each other, but we’re being transported. They wanted to move us from one lockdown area to another, safely, without harm. We got loose. So, Captain Cold, played by Wentworth Miller, gives me a shot in the face during this whole scuffle.The question remains: was I killed or was I just kind of silenced for a minute? I turned toward the camera and there was just had freezer burn across my face. I fell out of frame and that’s the last time you saw me – with my eyes open.
Then it was referred to, Liam McIntyre, he asked Wentworth Miller, ‘Why did you shoot him?’ When we were filming, he did a few takes going ‘Why did you kill him?’ So, the fact that they said, ‘Why did you shoot him?’ I don’t want to get caught up in semantics but there might be a possible return! In a comic book world, death means nothing, but was this death? They never really did paint it as a full on death. I think I could give the writers some leeway. If I’m busy they don’t have to bring me back, if I’m free and available and they want me, I’ll return. We’ll see.”
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