His character, boss Konstantin Kovar, matches wits with Oliver Queen—and if these set photos are any guide, he’s got the upper hand on the DC hero.
Forget costumed crusaders—if a superhero movie needs one crucial ingredient, it’s a damn good villain.
Enter Dolph Lundgren.
The Swedish actor/martial artist lends his imposing 6’5″ frame to the newest episode of the CW’s Arrow, “So It Begins,” in which he’ll go face-to face with Green Arrow aka Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) as the menacing mob boss Konstantin Kovar. While the plot details are a little thin so far—there’s no mention of the actor in the official episode synopsis—we know that whenever the guy who played Ivan Drago shows up, it means a lot of pain for the good guy.
Scroll through the gallery for a look at Lundgren, Amell, and company in action ahead of the episode’s airdate. “So It Begins,” directed by John Behring.