In Arrow season 5, there will be fresh mayoral elections in Star city, and Oliver Queen will most likely win by a landslide, fight in the light of day as he always wanted, instead of lurking in the shadows. The show-makers have confirmed that the villain in season 5 will not have supernatural or meta-human powers. The idea is to embrace the roots of the show when the world was much simpler and villains were more relatable.
Recently, it was reported that a new vigilante will be taking to the streets of Star city, but whether he is a friend or enemy is not known. The TV Line described him as a “reckless ex-marine turned vigilante.” He will cause Oliver Queen to come out of the city hall and go into the nooks and corners of Star city. EW confirmed that he is none other than Wild Dog (1980’s cult-classic vigilante hero), an alias of an former US Marine, ex-football star Jack Wheeler who lived a normal life in Quad cities until his girlfriend is assassinated by contract killers.
A new character known as Adrian Chase will be introduced into the show, he is a new District Attorney of Star city, his alter-ego is “The Vigilante” who first appeared in 1983 New Teen Titans Annual # 2. He lost his family at the hands of mobsters, and he dispensed justice to them in his own way. Many fans are comparing him with Marvels’ “The Punisher”. He is more like a hard-core version of Punisher, someone who was supposed to uphold the law but ended up breaking it. He will not share the same relationship with Mayor Oliver Queen which the Punisher has with “The Daredevil”. Josh Segarra (Chicago P.D.) has been cast to play the role of an antagonist.
Arrow season 5 will air on Oct 5, Wednesdays on the CW network.