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The mid-season finale of Arrow left many fans dumbfounded, and for good reason. We won't be seeing the hit DC Entertainment show back until January 21st, but, to tied things over, check this out...

Thanks to our friends over at CBR, we have learned that Marc Singer (Batman: The Animated Series, Beastmaster) has joined the show's cast as General Matthew Shrieve. First created by J. M. DeMatteis and artist Pat Broderick, the character was first seen in 1980's "Weird War Tales" #93.

He is described as follows: "In the DC Comics, Matthew Shrieve is the leader of a group known as the Creature Commandos. In 'Arrow' he will play a significant role in the latter portion of the season's flashback storyline."

General Shrieve has appeared in relatively few comics over the decades. Introduced as Lt. Matthew Shrieve, his primarily comics role has been as the human leader of the World War II-era Creature Commandos, a military unit consisting of characters fitting various monster archetypes. The character was depicted in three DC Nation "Creature Commandos" animated shorts released earlier this year.

Given Arrow's more grounded approach to superheroes, we'd venture to guess that the likelihood of the Creature Commandos appearing on the show is highly unlikely. However, stranger things have happened.

Singer's character is to be recurring following his debut in the 14th episode of Season 3, set to air in 2015.

(Source: CBR)

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