Last year, Arrow star Stephen Amell had a scripted feud with Cody Rhodes‘ alter ego Stardust that culminated in a tag-team match at WWE’s SummerSlam. Earlier this year, they teased a potential WWE rematch via their Twitter accounts, which played up their anti-bromance. Rhodes recently left WWE, but that doesn’t mean that he and Amell can’t get a rematch on Arrow!
Via ComicBook.com, Amell and Rhodes made the announcement during a joint panel appearance at Heroes & Villains Fanfest in New Jersey. Amell also posted a video from the panel on Facebook, which also includes the duo talking about how they first met.
According to Amell, Rhodes closed his deal to appear on the series on Friday, and the new season of Arrow is slated to begin filming on July 5th. Given that time frame, Rhodes probably won’t be in the first few episodes of the season, but it seems likely that he’ll show up before the winter break.
There are currently no details about whom Rhodes might portray on the show. Now that Rhodes is no longer tied to WWE, he may be free to stick around for more than just a single episode. In his farewell message from the WWE, Rhodes indicated that he wasn’t done with his wrestling career, but there’s a long history of former WWE stars who have found work as actors following their time with the company. That said, we’d be surprised if Rhodes portrayed any of Green Arrow‘s pre-established villains, especially since the show has already borrowed bad guys from other DC supeheroes’ rogues gallery. There is also the possibility that Rhodes won’t be playing a villain, but where would the fun be in that? (He’s definitely not right for Onomatopoeia.)
Arrow season 5 will premiere this fall on The CW.
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