Leonard Snart and Lois Lane are brother and sister…?!
Sorta, seeing as Michael Ironside — who recurred on Smallville as General Sam Lane — now has been cast on The CW’s The Flash as Lewis Snart.
Ironside’s character, per The Hollywood Reporter, is described as Leonard and Lisa’s estranged, abusive pop, a career criminal who fresh out of the hoosegow hits Central City with a scheme that will put both of his kids in danger.
The actor’s other TV credits include episodes of ER, Cold Case, Community, CBS’ Vegas and voicing Darkseid on Superman: The Animated Series.
“Cool” fact: The above photo is from the 2013 film Ice Soldiers, in which Ironside costarred alongside Dominic “Heat Wave” Purcell. What do I win for finding it…?) Also “cool”: Flash TV News notes that the Smallville connection means Ironside is also again playing dad to Peyton “Lucy Lane” List.
Ironside will appear in Episode 3 of The Flash‘s sophomore run (premiering Oct. 6), alongside TV offspring Wentworth Miller and List.