We got our first bit of casting news for Arrow’s fifth season today, as Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actor Rick Gonzalez (Mr. Robot) has been cast as the DC comics character Wild Dog, who will appear in multiple episodes next season, including the season premiere.
Here’s how Entertainment Weekly describes Wild Dog will be portrayed in the series:
On the show, Wild Dog is a new vigilante in Star City whose reckless and cocksure nature prompts Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) to take him under his wing.
We’ve heard previous reports about a new vigilante character showing up next season, but this is the first time where it says Green Arrow will take him under his wing.
In the comics, Wild Dog first appeared in 1987 in his own series as a vigilante who kills the criminals he encounters, and looks very similar to another vigilante Stephen Amell recently played played in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Casey Jones.
It should be interesting to see if Wild Dog ends up eventually being a full time member of Team Arrow, as I’m hopping next season goes back to the team being smaller again.
Stay tuned for more “Arrow” Season five casting news over the course of the summer.