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Vinnie Jones joins 'Arrow' as villain Brick for multi-episode arc

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Arrow has just cast a juggernaut of an actor to play DC Comics villain Brick in the show’s third season.

Vinnie Jones has been chosen to play Danny “Brick” Brickwell, on episodes 10, 11, and 12 of Arrow‘s current season, EW has confirmed. In the show, Brickwell is a gang leader who aims to bring Starling City’s government down. The nickname “Brick” comes from his penchant for being shotover a dozen timesbut never killed. Variety first reported the news.

Brickwell’s arrival was teased in the show’s first season, as his name appeared on Oliver’s original list of Starling City targets. This role won’t be Jones’ first foray into the world of comic book adaptations, though hopefully he’ll have more to do than deliver one amusing line in the otherwise maligned X-Men: The Last Stand.

The more super-powered version of Brick from DC Comics is a man with near invulnerability and super strength with reddish, stone-like skin. He’s been depicted on the animated show Young Justice, as well as in a Cartoon Network DC Nation short.

Jones joins a growing and formidable list of actors cast to play villains in The CW hit’s third season, including Spartacus actor as Captain Boomerang and Riddick alum as Ra’s al Ghul.