Dolph Lundgren is joining the fifth season of Arrow as a new villain to the Green Arrow/Oliver Queen, executive producers officially announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour this past week.
The Lundgren’s character, who goes by the name of Kovar, will appear in flashbacks in Russia during Oliver Queen’s time in the country.
“In our flashbacks in Russia — we’re set in Russia this season — we are going to be bringing in Dolph Lundgren as one of our big bads,” executive producer Wendy Mericle revealed.
Lundgren’s character was actually mentioned toward the end of season 4, when Taiana referred to the Russian villain Kovar. “He is somebody we heard about in season 4,” Mericle told EW following the panel. “Kovar. We are going to bring him in and he’s going to be this super big badass guy who works for the Russian government, and is not a friend of Oliver or the Bratva. It’s part of Oliver’s promise to Taiana at the end of season 4 and it’s going to be interesting because it’s going to get complicated and very messed up very fast.”