Each season of the CW’s The Flash challenges Barry Allen, the fastest man alive, with a new villain. After facing Bloodwork (and that whole Crisis on Infinite Earths thing) last season, Season 7 will pit The Flash against the villain known as Chillblaine, TVLine reports.
Actor Jon Cor, who had a role on Shadowhunters alongside Arrow’s Katherine McNamara, will play the part of cryogenicist Mark Stevens. The official description calls him “a charismatic bad boy obsessed with cryogenic technology.” It continues: “when he’s not breaking into corporate safes, he’s busy breaking hearts with his irresistible charm and roguish style. Armed with his own cold weapons, he’ll become a new thorn in the side of Team Flash as the DC Comics villain Chillblaine.”
Chillblaine will likely not be the primary villain for the upcoming batch of episodes. The season has Flash fighting and ultimately defeating Eva McCulloch, the new Mirror Master, but “in doing so, he’ll also unleash and even more powerful and devastating threat on Central City: one that threatens to tear his team–and his marriage–apart.”
In the comics, Chillblaine (of which there have been four to hold the name) are generally Captain Cold rip-offs. They’re recruited by Captain Cold’s sister, Golden Glider, and they wield cold guns designed by Captain Cold. Since the character is so similar to Captain Cold, who played a significant role in Flash’s early seasons, we’re hoping the show will have fun with how similar they are. We wonder where he’ll end up on the list of the show’s best and worst villains.
The Flash Season 7 premieres on the CW on February 23, 2021.