We know that 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. He will unite people, give them hope and rein in organized crime. 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 the villain was more relatable. But this will not make for a thrilling season…Will it?
A number of entertainment portals 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, take him under his wing and show him a more constructive path.
EW has confirmed that he is none other than Wild Dog (1980’s cult-classic vigilante hero), and he will be played by Rick Gonzalez (Mr. Robot, War of the Worlds). Wild Dog is an alias of a former US Marine, ex-football star Jack Wheeler who lived a normal life in Quad cities until his girlfriend is assassinated by contract killers. It turned out that she was the daughter of a major crime boss in Quad cities. Burning with rage and grief, he made a superhero costume from pieces of sports equipment and went about killing people punisher style. The character was part of a 4 part mini-series created by Max Allan Collins (graphic novel “Road to Perdition”) and Terry Beatty. Hopefully, he will add a solid punch to Arrow-verse.