The rogues gallery will be getting a little bigger in the new season or Arrow, as another DC baddie is set to join the ranks this year.
Classic DC villain Dr. Anthony Ivo, a mad scientist character introduced back in the 1960s, will be showing up via flashbacks to Oliver’s time on the island. He’ll be played by veteran actor Dylan Neal (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Blood Ties).
According to Screen Crush, the character “will emerge as a brutal but ruthless scientist who will stop at nothing to unearth a breakthrough that dates back to the latter days of World War II. Neal’s Ivo will appear in a four-episode arc beginning with episode 5, ‘League of Assassins,’ with the potential to recur in later installments.”
The character has a varied history digging back into the comic canon, and could provide some intriguing new challenges for Ollie & Co. in season two. Between introducing The Flash, Black Canary and dealing with the effects of the explosive season one finale — season two looks like it’ll be jam-packed.
Season two of Arrow premieres October 9 on The CW.
(Via Screen Crush)