The comic book version of Green Arrow has never had the rogues gallery of a Batman or even Rocket Raccoon for that matter. Yet Count Vertigo, a descendent of the family that ruled the eastern European country of Vlatava, repeatedly used his discombobulating powers to throw Green Arrow and his partner Black Canary off balance. Now TV Line reports that Vertigo is set to make an appearance in an upcoming episode of Arrow, but perhaps not as we know him.
According to the source, “the character will be very different from the Vlatavan count in the comics — so much so that he’s likely even getting a new name. On the other hand, the deadly new drug that becomes all the rage in Starling City in the Big Bad’s introductory episode (set to air in early 2013) will be called Vertigo!”
This makes sense, given that the series has to date been very grounded in a kind of Mike Grell (Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters) by way of Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) sort of thing. The DC characters that have appeared or have been announced to date have complemented this vibe, including Deadshot, Deathstroke, China White and Huntress.
We really love that CW and DC are taking their time on this, building a world for Arrow to inhabit. We hope this show is here for the long haul. Let the casting rumours begin!