There was quite a mixed reaction from fans when it was revealed that John Barrowman would be playing Malcolm Merlyn in the hit The CW television series Arrow. Now, love him or hate him, John has been fairly impressive in the DC show and has been talking about his character.
Barrowman told The Hollywood Reporter, “I see Malcolm as a bit of a troubled hero himself because he's trying to do things to protect the company and other people, but everybody sees [his actions] as being the bad way to do it. Whereas Oliver (Stephen Amell) as Arrow is going around snapping people's necks and shooting folks, but people see him as the good hero!”
He added, “The more you watch the more you will learn about [Malcolm's son] Tommy (Colin Donnell) and about Malcolm. It's the kind of thing when I read the scripts as a fanboy myself, I have a bit of a fangasm when I read it. Your jaw is going to drop.”
The first season of Arrow continues to air in the US every Wednesday evening at 8/7c on The CW. Meanwhile, the show airs in the UK on Monday evenings at 8pm on Sky1.