Arrow Season 3 lands in the UK next week and, just when you thought you couldn’t be more excited, we have two words for you: Vinnie Jones.
Yes, The CW has cast the British hard man as DC bad guy Danny “Brick” Brickwell. And you don’t even have to wait to see the geezer get his villain on: Brick will will appear in the third season of the show.
In the comic books, Brick’s defining feature is a thick, impenetrable skin, but the TV show will give him a typically modern makeover as a tough gang leader who has been shot countless times but has never been killed. The thick skin is something Vinnie probably has naturally anyway.
Eagle-eyed fans will have spotted Brick in the programme already, popping up on Oliver Queen’s list of targets to track down in Stark City. Indeed, Arrow exec producer Andrew Kreisberg is no stranger to the villain, including him in his run on the DC comic books. Brick will finally appear in full Vinnie glory, though, in Episodes 10, 11 and 12 of Arrow Season 3, Variety reports, marking the character’s debut in DC’s live-action world.
Vinnie Jones has graduated from his days as a footballer at Wimbledon, Leeds United and Chelsea to star in more than 75 feature films. His first screen role was Big Chris in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and the actor has since gone on to such head heights as Mad Maynard in Eurotrip, Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand and Freddie the Dog in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.
He joins a range of high profile guest stars in Arrow Season 3, including Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer / The Atom, J.R. Ramirez as Ted “Wildcat” Grant and, of course, Matt Nable as Ra’s al Ghul.
Arrow Season 3 starts on Sky 1 on Thursday 30th September – two days after The Flash – and will be available to watch online for non-Sky customers on video on-demand service NOW TV. An Entertainment Pass costs £6.99 a month and includes live and on-demand streaming of The Walking Dead Season 5, The Flash and The Leftovers – with no contract.
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