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“Arrow” Casts DC Comics Vigilante Wild Dog for Season 5

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“Arrow” Casts DC Comics Vigilante Wild Dog for Season 5

“Arrow” has reportedly cast Rick Gonzalez (“Mr. Robot”) as the DC Comics vigilante Wild Dog for Season 5.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, the series’ take on the character is described as “…a new vigilante in Star City whose reckless and cocksure nature prompts Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) to take him under his wing.”

First appearing in the comics in his own series in 1987 by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty, the character was an auto mechanic named Jack Wheeler who took on the guise of Wild Dog to fight urban crime. He started out primarily fighting American terrorists led by the “Committee for Social Change,” and stood apart from his fellow heroes by using deadly force to take down his targets. The character is armed with a Jatimatic GG-95 SMG PDW and a pair of electrified “shock gloves,” in addition to a hockey mask, much like the one worn by “Friday the 13th’s” Jason Voorhees.

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“Arrow” returns Wednesdays this fall on the CW.

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