Entertainment Weekly reported today that Arrow will be facing another of his comic book villains during season 3. Matt Ward (Tron: Legacy, Hellcats) has been cast in the role of Simon Lacroix, aka Komodo. Komodo is a very recent addition to Green Arrow’s rouge galaxy, having just debuted in the New 52. He is set to appear in the second episode of the season, but it is expected that he will be tied into something bigger, as Arrow EP Marc Guggenheim stated.
“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. 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.”