John Barrowman Joins Arrow

John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Tonight’s The Night, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon) is set to join the CW’s Arrow, the show based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Barrowman will have a recurring role as a “well-dressed man” who is “as mysterious as he is wealthy … he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.” No name for the character has yet been revealed.

But will he be playing a hero or a villain? We quite like the idea of Barrowman as this show’s answer to Lex Luthor. What do you think?

Arrow, starring Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, begins airing in the States on 10 October.

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