Arrow Season 5: Dolph Lundgren Cast as Russian Big Bad

As Oliver Queen’s five-year journey of island flashbacks comes to an end in season five, Arrow is transitioning to Russia, where we will see how Oliver came to be involved with the Bratva.

And now it sounds like we have an antagonist for those flashbacks.

Dolph Lundgren has booked a recurring role in Arrow‘s fifth season as a Russian foe, it was announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday.

“In our flashbacks, which are set in Russia this season, we are going to be bringing in Dolph Lundgren as a Big Bad,” showrunner Wendy Mericle said.

Not much else has been revealed about his character’s identity or motives other than that Big Bad status, which could indicate some thrilling things in the future.

Arrow season five premieres Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8/7c on The CW.

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