There was a boatload of news coming out of Comic-Con this weekend for just about every comic, television series and movie. Not only was the news overlapping each other, but some of the announcements overshadowed other important things said for the same series. Arrow was one of those panels that had so much news that some of it might have been lost. So here are the things in a nice recap.
The big news was that Michael Emerson of Lost and Person of Interest would be joining the series as a villain. It’s not clear who he will be, though from his past roles it seems he’d be a good candidate to play Cayden James, founder of Helix.
Also announced at the panel is that David Nyki would be back as Anatoly Knyazev, who has been a recurring character since season 2. Knyazev is also known as the KGBeast in the comics.
Another villain confirmed for Arrow Season 6 is Richard Dragon, though who will play the role has not been announced. This was something we mentioned as possible last week.
From what executive producer Marc Guggenheim said during the panel, these three will be working together as the true big bad for season six will be a team of big bads, something they haven’t done before. Richard Dragon is known in the comics for putting together a team called The Longbow Hunters. The Arrowverse may be assembling their own version of that team. Guggenheim insinuated there would be more on the team and some of them will be new characters.
Other confirmation is that not only will Slade Wilson/Deathstroke survive the island, but Manu Bennett will return for a two part storyline later in the first half of the season.
And finally, they once again affirmed that there will never be an musical episode of Arrow. Stephen Amell seemed very adamant about that.