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Take this with a grain of salt at the ready, we’ve learned that the CW is looking for an actor to play Simon Stagg. Only it’s not quite the Simon Stagg we’ve seen in Justice League or Beware the Batman.
Simon Stagg, 40 years old, a celebrated medical researcher. Stagg has a big smile, a big brain, and has earned big bucks for his work on organ transplants. A man who has saved many lives and pocketed a fortune in the process, Stagg downplays the fact that he stole some of Danton Black’s research in the process of clawing his way to the top of his field. When Danton Black comes looking to get his share of karmic payback, Stagg is judged to be “too big to fail,” and is protected by the local police and by The Flash.
Stagg, of course, has previous connections to Arrow by way of his company funding CNRI during the first season of the show. Stagg Industries also owns the warehouse targeted by Firefly.
What’s also notable in this character description is that Danton Black will also be on the show. Black, a nuclear researcher, was involved in the explosion that created Firestorm. Caught in the same accident, Black became Multiplex.
Now, let’s look at the pieces and see if we can put something together here. Multiplex has served time in the Suicide Squad, which we’ve already seen on Arrow. And being a super-powered villain that can replicate himself, he might prove a formidable foe for the Scarlet Speedster. And could the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion that gives Barry Allen his powers also be the way for the show to introduce not only Multiplex, but Firestorm as well? Remember, Felicity Smoak began her comic book life in the pages of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man.
And what about Stagg? Being 40 means he probably doesn’t have to be worrying about Sapphire and Rex Mason yet, unless those two lovebirds are going to be teenagers. Not sure a teen Metamorpho would be the way to go, although this is the CW… But we’ve already had mention of Metamorpho (of sorts) on Arrow.