Damien Darhk is long gone, but a new villain is coming to Star City next season.
Arrow will be introducing a new villain in season 5 loosely based on Idris Elba’s Wire drug kingpin Stringer Bell, according to TVLine.
The villain, tentatively named “Anton Church,” is “a ruthless crime lord who sets out to fill the sizable void left by Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E.”
He is described as an “apex predator” who “cuts his way through the shadows” by taking down “the biggest threat first.”
Could Oliver Queen be his first target?
TVLine says that the role is being compared to Idria Elba’s Wire villain, as well as describes him as a Jason Momoa physicality.
Stephen Amell really spoke to Variety about season 5’s big bad saying, “As far as I know, they don’t have superpowers. I’ll tell you that.” This suggests that the show is returning to its grounded roots, which it was originally established.
Arrow returns Wednesdays this fall on The CW.