Star City is in bad shape when the upcoming fifth season of Arrow starts, and that is partly due to the ongoing threat of the Russian mafia and another masked man trolling the streets of Oliver's city.
Some new photos from the upcoming season premiere show Oliver sans his costume in the middle of a street fight with some Russian gang members. They also spotlight the return of Anatoly Knyazev (David Nykl). The mob will pose a constant threat to Oliver and his city during season 5 it seems, but the more significant threat will be that of Prometheus, who is seen for the first time here fully cloaked in black. Ollie isn't without friends, though, and Willa Holland's Speedy is also shown.
Season 5 of the popular show will also include Dolph Lundgren in a prominent role during flashbacks, Carly Pope as a reporter from Coast City, Josh Segarra (Vigilante), Rick Gonzalez (Wild Dog), Tyler Ritter (Detective Malone), Jone Dinicol (Ragman), and Cody Rhodes, who's role has not been revealed yet.
You can catch all the photos in the gallery. Arrow returns for its fifth season on October 5th.
The Flash will also return soon, and the ramifications from the season 2 finale will undoubtedly have some effects on the Arrowverse, as Executive Producer Wendy Mericle hinted at recently.
“Some impact, but you’ll have to tune in to actually see what it is,” Executive Producer Wendy Mericle teased to TV Line during a cast interview at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016. “It’s been out there and discussed. I will say that it will have a big impact on the characters that it does have an impact on.”