Team Arrow will be facing off against Richard Dragon next season.
Deadline is reporting that Fringe‘s Kirk Acevedo will be joining the cast as Ricardo Diaz. In the DC Comics universe, Ricardo Diaz Jr., whose alias is Richard Dragon is a member of the Longbow Hunters and vigilante.
What’s interesting is that he takes on his vendetta against the Green Arrow after learning that his father was killed by the man in the hood, who turns out to be John Diggle in the Green Arrow costume. From the moment he discovers the identity of the man that killed his father, he turned to the League of Assassins to begin training. A somewhat similar story to that of Adrian Chase’s backstory during Arrow season five.
According to Deadline, the Arrowverse version is “a hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit, Ricardo Diaz (Acevedo) is bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld. A master in hand to hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can’t take down.”
Acevedo joins the previously announced actors taking on villainous roles this season, Michael Emerson and David Nykl, the latter will be making his return as Anatoly who will no doubt be looking for reasons to face off against Oliver after what happened the last time the Bratva captain was in Star City.
Arrow returns for its sixth season offering answers in the aftermath of the Lian Yu explosion last May on its new night and time, Thursday, October 12 at 9 p.m. on the CW.
What do you think of the new recurring cast addition? And with what we’ve been teased about Diggle next season, is this something we’ll be seeing him come up against?
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