Arrow will reportedly feature DC Rebirth villain as Season 6 big bad

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Jul 18, 2017

We already know The Flash will almost certainly feature Clifford DeVoe as its Big Bad next season, and now Year 6 of Arrow is starting to take shape. If you’ve been keeping up with Rebirth, it should be a familiar face.

According to an allegedly leaked casting call (so take it with a grain of salt for now), the report claims the network is looking for someone to play “Ricardo Diaz,” aka Richard Dragon, in Season 6. In DC’s Rebirth, Ricardo trained under the original Richard Dragon and is a formidable opponent for the Green Arrow. He’s a martial artist and could definitely hold his own with Star City’s most famous vigilante.

Here’s the alleged casting call:

[Ricardo Diaz] Male, 30s-40s, Diverse. Hardened ex-son recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit. Ricardo uses his freedom and 25 million dollars in settlement money to establish control over Star City’s criminal underworld. He’s a martial arts and fighting expert honed by years of life on the street and in prison. 7/13 Fractional Series Regular.

Looking to the comic canon, he also assembled his own team of baddies called the Long Bow Hunters, comprised of the Clock King, Brick, Count Vertigo, Red Dart and Killer Moth. A lot of those are already part of the Arrowverse, and pitting Ollie’s team against a pseudo-Sinister Six could be a whole lot of fun.

Season 6 of Arrow premieres in October on The CW.

(Via Bleeding Cool)