Forget costumed crusaders—if a superhero movie needs one crucial ingredient, it’s a damn good villain.
Enter Dolph Lundgren.
The Swedish actor/martial artist lends his imposing 6’5″ frame to the newest episode of the CW’s Arrow, “So It Begins,” in which he’ll go face-to face with Green Arrow aka Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) as the menacing mob boss Konstantin Kovar. While the plot details are a little thin so far—there’s no mention of the actor in the official episode synopsis—we know that whenever the guy who played Ivan Drago shows up, it means a lot of pain for the good guy.
Scroll through the gallery for a look at Lundgren, Amell, and company in action ahead of the episode’s airdate. “So It Begins,” directed by John Behring and written by Wendy Mericle and Brian Ford Sullivan, airs Wednesday, November 9 on the CW.