Dolf Lundgren Cast As Russian Villain On ‘Arrow’

Dolf Lundgren who is perhaps better known as Ivan Drago from ‘Rocky IV’ is about to play another Russian villain in the new season of ‘Arrow’. According to TV...

Dolf Lundgren who is perhaps better known as Ivan Drago from ‘Rocky IV’ is about to play another Russian villain in the new season of ‘Arrow’.

According to TV Line the actor is to play a recurring role on Season 5 of The CW’s Arrow. The news was revealed during the CW’s panel at the TCA Press Tour, which is being held in LA.

“In our flashbacks, which are set in Russia this season, we are going to be bringing in Dolph Lundgren as a Big Bad,” showrunner Wendy Mericle said.

Lundgren, who has been an action hero of film and television has also enjoyed roles in ‘The Expendables’ action franchise, ‘The Punisher’ and ‘Masters of the Universe’.

‘Arrow’ Season 5 will feature a variety of fresh faces, including Popular alum Carly Pope (as a Coast City reporter), Chicago P.D.’s Josh Segarra (in the series-regular role of D.A. Adrian Chase aka Vigilante), Reaper‘s Rick Gonzalez as the DC Comics character Wild Dog, The Walking Dead‘s Chad L. Coleman as villain Tobias Church, The McCarthys‘ Tyler Ritter as SCPD Detective Malone, Blindspot’s Joe Dinicol recurring as Rory Regan aka the vigilante Ragman and former WWE grappler Cody Rhodes in a guest role TBA.

‘Arrow’ returns Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8/7c, where it now leads into the new drama ‘Frequency’.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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