Stephen Amell took to Facebook Live during the Heroes & Villains Fanfest in New Jersey to break some brand new Arrow news. Cody Rhodes will be appearing in season five of Arrow.
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Fans of wrestling know Rhodes as Stardust in the WWE.
This casting news comes after many new actors have been brought on to star in the new season of Arrow. Entertainment Weekly broke that Mr. Robot’s Rick Gonzalez has been tapped to bring the DC Comics character Jason Seaborn a.k.a. Wild Dog to life in the 5thseason of the Emerald Archer series.
“On the show, Wild Dog is a new vigilante in Star City whose reckless and cocksure nature prompts Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) to take him under his wing.”
Also joining the cast is, The Tomorrow People’s Carly Pope has booked a recurring gig on the Emerald Archer series for Season 5. She will make her debut in the third episode as the character of Susan Williams who is described as followed:
“Susan Williams, a journalist from nearby Coast City who comes to Star City “looking to make a name for herself” by targeting Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) for a big story.”
Just like the report mentions, the name Susan Williams might sound familiar to certain DC Comics fans. Susan is actually the wife of Jim Jordan, kid brother to the one and only, Hal Jordan a.k.a. Green Lantern. This wouldn’t be the first time that the CWDC-Verse has hinted at the Green Lantern as The Flash mentioned in Season 1 that a Ferris Air station was shut down after a pilot mysterious disappeared, nodding to Hal.
In addition to Gonzalez and Rhodes, the character of Arsenal/Red Arrow will be back for Season 5 for multiple episodes!
Arrow Season 5 is set to premiere on Wednesday, October 5th, at 8/7c on The CW.