Arrow Season 5 Adds David Meunier as Ishmael Gregor!

No Comments
David Meunier joins Arrow Season 5 as Ishmael Gregor!

Arrow Season 5 is set to premiere on this October 5 and, like every other season, it will introduce us to new cast members portraying new characters. The latest addition to the show's cast roster, according to Deadline, is David Meunier, who is best known for playing Johnny Crowder in the FX series Justified. He will be portraying a recurring character named Ishmael Gregor.

Those who are familiar with Outsiders comics should know that Gregor is the modern version of feral supervillain Sabbac, introduced around a decade and a half ago by Judd Winick and Tom Raney in Outsiders Vol. 3 #8 issue.

Initially a Russian crime boss, Gregor tricked Timothy Karnes, the original Sabbac, into participating in a ritual that transferred Karnes' magical powers to Gregor.

However, Arrow Season 5 won't be exploring Ishmael Gregor's powers as Sabbac, as they are committed to returning to the show's grounded roots.

Their version of the character is described as a "slick and intimidating Pakhan ("Godfather") of the Bratva, to whom Anatoly (David Nykl) reports and (who) takes a special interest in Oliver Queen".

Apart from Justified, David Meunier has appeared in numerous television shows, including A&E's Damien, NBC's Aquarius and TNT's Legends. He has also had minor roles in big screen ventures like The Equalizer, The Incredible Hulk, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

The casting update isn't all that we have on Arrow Season 5, as The CW has released a bunch of stills from the season premiere episode, "Legacy".

These stills include our first look at this season's mysterious big baddie, Prometheus. He's suited up and his face is covered with a mask, so we still don't know who's playing the character.

Some of the images put the flashback sequences into the spotlight, which we already know will be set in Russia. David Nykl's Anatoly Knyazev, who was introduced in the second season, is back, as evident from multiple shots.

However, we don't have our first look at Dolph Lundgren's character yet. Here are the stills for you (via Heroic Hollywood)!

Are you looking forward to Arrow Season 5? Share via comments!

Previous Post
The Flash had Originally Cast Rick Cosnett as Jay Garrick!
Next Post
A Live-Action Series for DC Superhero Black Lightning is in Development!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use Google Tag Manager to monitor our traffic and to help us AB test new features.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services