Can Oliver Queen’s hero alter-ego take on Abu Nazir?
We are about to find out as Homeland’s Navid Negahbanhas signed on to play season 2’s Big Bad on the hit CW show.
According to E! Online, Negahban is set to guest star in episode 5’s “The Hunted” as a new villain name Al-Owal.
This character has ties to other villains in the DC Comics universe, in particular one Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) who seemingly met his demise by Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) hand at the end of season 1.
The article calls Al-Owal a formidable foe, meticulous, driven, and deadly, who is after someone very close to Oliver (my guess is on his mom, Moira (Susanna Thompson). And Al-Owal’s weapon of choice is a scimitar, a backsword or sabre with a curved blade.
In addition, Al-Owal is a member of the League of Assassins and any DC Comics fans will note that this is headed up by Batman foe Ra’s Al Ghul, and Merlyn was also a member.
Arrow’s second season will debut on October 9 on the CW.