John Barrowman‘s top secret Arrow role has been revealed. OK, so he’s still shrouded in mystery, but we do have photographic evidence of his character along with a wee bit more info on when we can expect him to arrive and with whom his character in entangled.
Barrowman’s character was previously referred to as “a well-dressed man”. The following first look photos, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, would appear to back that up:
Barrowman’s character will enter the Arrowverse in Episode 5, titled “Damaged”. He’s further described as being “as mysterious as he is wealthy and recur as an acquaintance of the Queen family and prominent figure in Starling City.
As the photos above and below suggest, that acquaintance is likely Oliver’s dastardly mother, who unbeknownst to Ollie had him kidnapped and tortured (and who knows what else had he not snapped some necks) in the pilot.
Is Barrowman’s WDM ultimately working for or against Mama Queen? We’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out, though if he’s as “magnetic” as exec. producer Marc Guggenheim says then the wait should be worth it.
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