'Arrow' Season 5 News And Updates: No More Mystical Villains; More Information On Russian Nemesis Played By Dolph Lundgren

As the premiere of "Arrow" season five now gets closer by the day, more details and updates have been revealed on what to expect this season. More information has been revealed on one of the antagonists of the series, an unnamed villain played by Dolph Lundgren.

Dolph Lundgren On Being Part Of Bratva, The Russian Mafia

Even though his name is in the series hasn't been revealed yet, actor Dolph Lundgren is going to play one of the new villains in the fifth season of "Arrow." His appearance will be more on Oliver's flashback during his time with the Bratva, which is the name of the Russian mafia, as reported by International Business Times.

Lundgren's role is highlighted as one of the men belonging to Bratva who gave Oliver a hard time during his stay in Russia, before he ever came back to Starling City and decided to become a vigilante.

Writers for the show have assured fans that Oliver's flashbacks will get more interesting for season 5. This season will explain Oliver's time away after the accident on the boat further and cover some of the time on he stayed in Russia. Since this season will already be avoiding the mystical creatures as villains, Lundgren's character is no different.

Season 5 Of "Arrow" To Be Darker Than Past Seasons

According to Cinema Blend, the executive producer of "Arrow," Wendy Mericle, revealed that Lundgren's character is a government strongman, who is a scary and terrible man in power. In addition, the writers have researched Bratva and the Russian prison well to ensure that the story is as real and as dark as is it could be.

Mericle also elaborated that Lundgren's character has a connection or a tie with the Russian government, making him more powerful and feared. He also has a hand in the events that emerged with Taiana's family before she was sent to prison on Lian Yu.

Tobias Church, New Villain Of The Green Arrow In The Present Time

While Oliver deals with Lundgren's character in his flashbacks, he is also challenged by many other villains in the present time, including Tobias Church to be portrayed by Chad L. Coleman. In line with this is when his new vigilante trainees come into the picture to help him as the Green Arrow.

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