Tonight's all-new 'Arrow' episode "Vertigo" will mark an important turning point for the series, as Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)'s war on crime finally has the 'Batman Begins'-style effect of creating more outlandish criminals, first seen with 'Fringe' star Seth Gabel's "The Count." we've heard all about how the Count Vertigo-inspired character borrows a page or two from Heath Ledger's iconic Joker, but how would you like to see the character in action? Get a first look at 'Arrow's creepy new villain from tonight's "Vertigo" inside!
Okay, so 'Arrow's 2013 premiere episode "Burned" didn't stoke the fires as much as we'd hoped, but The CW's vigilante series still has some serious geek credit to burn in the coming weeks, introducing a wealth of DC characters into the freshman archer drama. Most buzzworth is that of 'Fringe' star Seth Gabel's turn as DC villain "The Count" in January 30 episode "Vertigo," so what can we expect based on The CW's new batch of photos? Has Oliver Queen found his footing for his greatest challenge yet?
Among the many challenges facing 'Arrow's Oliver Queen in his 2013 return, including the villainous Firefly and a return to the mysterious island, perhaps none have us so excited to see in action as 'Fringe' star Seth Gabel's turns as DC Comics villain Count Vertigo! Dubbed "The Count" for 'Arrow's more real-world incarnation, Gabel's Vertigo will appear in the January 30 episode of the same name, so how would you like a first look? Check out 'Arrow's version of "Vertigo" inside!
To date The CW's 'Arrow' has earned itself some serious geek credibility, not only in weaving multiple DC characters into its first season, but for casting recognizable genre stars to play them as well. One upcoming guest star that gets us excited for 'Arrow's 2013 return is that of former 'Fringe' star Seth Gabel,' appearing as DC's villainous Count Vertigo in the January 30 installment. Gabel has opened up about what drew him to the role, but could he really be 'Arrow's equivalent of famous Batman villain "The Joker?"
Many a 'Fringe' fan were depressed to learn that prior guest star and season 4 regular Seth Gabel would not return for the cult sci-fi hit's final season, but now it seems our geek universe has afforded him another equally cool opportunity. The one-time Lincoln Lee has been targeted to appear in a 2013 episode of The CW's Green Arrow adaptation 'Arrow,' portraying the villainous DC character Count Vertigo! Of course, Count Vertigo will undergo some changes ot fit in with 'Arrow's more grounded world, so what can we expect from Seth Gabel?