Arrow Exclusive: [Spoiler] Is Back — With a Vengeance? Plus More Season 2 Casting News

Matt Webb Mitovich
Arrow Malcolm Merlyn Returns
Arrow Malcolm Merlyn Returns

The saying goes, you can’t keep a good man down. And on The CW’s Arrow, it may be the case that the truly bad dudes are even more resilient.

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As speculated at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con — given the talent RSVP list for the sophomore superhero drama’s panel discussion — John Barrowman is set to reprise his role as Malcolm Merlyn aka The Dark Archer sometime during Season 2, sources tell TVLine.

A spokesperson for The CW would not say in what form Malcolm, who in the finale was last seen having an arrow thrust through his chest by The Hood, will ultimately resurface — in a dream (OK, nightmare) sequence, flashback, as a “ghost” or in the big, bad flesh — but sources tell TVLine the character will appear in at least two episodes.

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In other exciting Arrow casting news, is reporting that Dawson’s Creek alum Dylan Neal will appear in at least four episodes as DC Comics’ Dr. Anthony Ivo, a ruthless scientist who will play a part in Oliver’s next batch of island flashbacks.

Arrow lets fly with Season 2 on Wednesday, October 9.

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