Arrow has cast another villain for its upcoming season: Ricardo Diaz, AKA Richard Dragon, will be played by Kirk Acevedo, who will have a season-long recurring role.
Ever since Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim teased that the sixth season would see Oliver Queen go up against Richard Dragon, fans have been left to wonder what actor will be tasked with bringing the formidable martial arts master to life on screen. They now have their answer, thanks to a report from Deadline, which included a description of the character:
A hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit, Ricardo Diaz (Acevedo) is bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld. A master in hand to hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can’t take down.
Acevedo is no stranger to comic book roles, as he has appeared on both The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fans may also recognize Acevedo from his roles in The Thin Red Line and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
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This fall, Arrow moves to Thursday nights at 9/8c, premiering October 12th on The CW.
Arrow – After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy). Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family.”