It’s been a great week of casting announcements for the third season of “Arrow,” and it continues today as TV Guide has announced that actor Peter Stormare will be playing Werner Zytle in the season premiere. Werner Zytle is the alias of Count Vertigo in The New 52 Green Arrow comics, and will use the name Vertigo in the season premiere episode. Here is what TV Guide had to say about the character and his role for the season premiere:
In DC Comics’ New 52s, Werner Zytle is the alias of Count Vertigo, one of Green Arrow’s foes. On Arrow, Werner is introduced as the new purveyor of the drug Vertigo, filling the role left vacant since the death of The Count (Fringe‘s Seth Gabel) last season. Zytle, who will be the first villain that the team faces in Season 3, will go by the moniker Vertigo.
It will be interesting to see if this new Vertigo will just be used for this one episode, or if this will be the true version of the villain who will continue to cause Oliver trouble during his crime fighting career.