“Arrow” Season 5 is starting to take shape. The recent news surrounding the show could raise the hype long before its debut. Reports of a new villain descending upon Star City are particularly rife.
Team “Arrow” will reportedly encounter an “irrepressibly charming” villain known as James in the next season, TV Line wrote. The new character will play a regular role in the series. The publication described James as a “man on a mission” as he seeks revenge for his own tragic loss years ago. TV Line gave a physical description of the potential actor sought for the role of James based on the casting call requirements. Auditions are open for “an actor of any ethnicity, in his late-20s to 30s and who comes across as a physical threat.”
Hence, Screenrant surmised the actor would have to look physically imposing yet charming. James also needs to have a “largely friendly disposition.”
“[James will] just as easily shake your hand as your best friend or break your neck as your worst enemy — and you never know which one is coming. Either way, he’s more than capable of having a good time as he does it,” the publication cited the additional description of James’ character.
The publication noted that James could be a codename so as not to give away his real identity in the DC Universe. Screenrant also suggested it could be a ruse to misdirect the audience about his true character. Regardless, the publication welcomes his addition as it would likely bring a new dynamic to the show given his resemblance to Oliver’s character.
Comic Book Resources envisioned James as a “Bruce Wayne-type of character.” It also described him as “charming, wealthy, possessive, but dangerous if any of his lines are crossed.” The publication suspects James could be Roy’s uncle, James Harper, who is also the Guardian. CBR noted he is the only significant “James” in the “Green Arrow” comics.
Recent spoilers about “Arrow” Season 5 suggested that Quentin Lance will go insane following the death of his daughter. However, the biggest revelation to date is the show’s possible crossover with “X-Men.” Although the idea would be neat, sources pointed out that the TV series is part of DC Comics while “X-Men” is a Marvel franchise.