‘Arrow’ Showrunner Teases Michael Emerson’s Villainous Role

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After Prometheus proved to be a worthy villain in Arrow’s season five, Michael Emerson’s upcoming role as the unnamed villain of the show’s sixth season has a lot to live up to. But given the fact that we’ve seen Emerson play antagonists before (he played Ben Linus on Lost), there’s really nothing to worry about.

Arrow showrunner Wendy Mericle spoke with TVLine and teased what we can expect from Emerson’s new role on the show and how it compares to some of Emerson’s previous TV roles.

“This character that we’re having [Michael] play is somewhat similar to people has has played in the past. But we had many conversations with him about how to make it different, and what elements we could bring to the character to change it up.”

Mericle did note that she and the other Arrow producers have seen dailies of Emerson from unedited episodes, and she think is “doing an amazing job” so far.

“He is a dream to work with, and I think he’s doing an amazing job. We’ve seen some dailies of some of his episodes and he’s just fantastic. He’s a really understated, subtle actor, and that brings a different energy on set. It’s great.”

It’s interesting that, while we know Emerson will be playing a villain, we still have no idea which villain he will be. Emerson will be playing one of two antagonists on the show this season, the other being Kirk Acevedo (as Ricardo Diaz). Another villain is rejoining season six: Deathstroke. The character will have a two-part arc that includes flashbacks.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, David Ramsey as John Diggle/Spartan, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren, Paul Blackthorne as Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary and Michael Emerson in an undisclosed role.

Arrow season six will premiere on October 12 at 9/8c on The CW.

Source: TVLine

10 Heroes We Want To See In ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Season 3

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**This article contains spoilers for the Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 finale.**

The Season 2 Finale for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (check out my review if you haven’t already) certainly left things off on an interesting note. But now’s the time to look to the future. It’s time to look ahead to Season 3.

Legends showrunner Phil Klemmer recently teased new characters appearing in Season 3. That’s what’s great about this type of show is the ability to regularly swap team members in and out. It helps keep the show fresh. As Klemmer puts it, in this show, “the only thing that has to remain is the Waverider.” The DC universe is packed with awesome characters that would be perfect for an appearance in Legends and this show provides the unique opportunity to introduce DC superheroes and villains from any place and any time. Whether it be the past, as was the case with recurring characters like Jonah Hex or the Justice Society of America, or the future, as we saw with Connor Hawke in Season 1, this show can make it work. So, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the characters that could possibly appear on Legends of Tomorrow Season 3.

First, though, a couple of disclaimers. Some of these characters are more likely to actually appear on the show than others, but all of them could work with a little creative writing. Some of these people might have appeared in the Arrowverse before, but not on Legends of Tomorrow (for the most part). Some might make more sense in a one-off appearance while some could work as potential new season-long team members. Finally, I didn’t include any of the characters that are already appearing in the DCEU films.

So, without further adieu, here are the 10 heroes we want to see in Legends of Tomorrow Season 3. Hit the next button below to begin!

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.