Gonzalez’s casting comes on the heels of news that Minority Report‘s Nick Zano will join the cast of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, another CW program set in the DC television multiverse. Unlike Zano’s casting, however, it is clearly established who Gonzalez will be playing in Arrow.
As Wild Dog, Gonzalez will act alongside series regulars David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards as well as Stephen Amell, who portrays the titular hero as well as Oliver Queen, the character’s real identity:
Created by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty, Wild Dog made his debut in the first issue of an eponymous 1987 miniseries. In it, a young man named Jack Wheeler takes on the Wild Dog identity as a means of fighting back after he loses friends to a terrorist bombing and his girlfriend to the Chicago mob. Although Wheeler himself doesn’t have any super powers, he carries a submachine gun and a pair of electric gloves that he uses to shock his enemies. Following his miniseries debut, Wild Dog became a backup character in Action Comics.
According to the original report, Rick Gonzalez’ take on Wild Dog will see the “reckless and cocksure” vigilante become a protege of sorts to Stephen Amell‘s Oliver Queen.
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