Malcolm Merlyn Archives

Arrow Season 6: What Do We Think About Ricardo "The Dragon" Diaz?
So here are my thoughts on the batch. Season 1 took a page out of the MCU playbook and put Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) up against someone with the same basic skills, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) Merlyn has always been a villain for the Green Arrow, so it made a lot of sense They did a[...]
Kyra Zagorsky
The series has cast Kyra Zagorsky (Helix) as Athena, a former member of the League and someone who wants to protect the legacy of the late Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) Why would Athena go to Star City? Does it have something to do with Malcolm's daughter Thea (Willa Holland)? The word on why Nyssa returns is,[...]
John Barrowman
He is a fan favorite, and (spoilers) many were crushed to see his character die in the Arrow season finale and to hear that it was the end of Malcolm Merlyn; seems none more so than Barrowman himself. But in a recent interview on, executive producer Marc Guggenheim was asked about the fate of Merlyn,[...]
Arrow's Malcolm Merlyn Has A Decision To Make
After his stint this season as part of the Legion of Doom, it was nice to see Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) return to Arrow in time for the season finale But has his failure against the Legends of Tomorrow changed him in, anyway? According to, Malcolm is going to be making a concerted effort[...]
John Barrowman Hits The Stage At The Planet City Comicon
Now Bill only posted part of the panel, but it is so worth watching… if nothing else to see just how he uses the phrase "hung like a donkey" to keep everyone entertained. Barrowman is known for his roles as Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and as Malcolm Merlyn on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Needless[...]
Malcolm Merlyn To Return To Arrow This Season
His character of Malcolm Merlyn has been running around with Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher) as part of the Legion of Doom on DC's Legends of Tomorrow Barrowman posted an update to Facebook this morning, from his LoT trailer where he is filming his last day of the season LoT has[...]
The Legion Of Doom Pull A Clue To The Spear Of Destiny
There are so many good questions to ask about the new Legion of Doom on DC's Legends of Tomorrow… like why does Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher) want the Spear of Destiny? Why is Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) involved? And why does Thawne keep letting Merlyn and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) do all the work? Where[...]
Rip Hunter Arrested In Clip For DC's Legends Of Tomorrow's Return
In the mid-season premiere for DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn find Rip Hunter in 1967 where he doesn't realize who he is and is making a thesis film with George Lucas But when the Legends come to rescue him, all hell breaks loose and a big aberration is created. DC's Legends of[...]
Six Important Moments From Arrow – Code Of Silence
This does two other things, it sets the stage for the theme of honesty that will play out the rest of the season and it shows that HIVE is shifting and Lance is no longer a viable source of information. 2 – So what's new with HIVE? Well, Damien Darhk brings Malcolm Merlyn in to the[...]
"Malcolm Is A Misunderstood Hero" – John Barrowman Talks The Dark Archer
In the latest DC All-Access, actor and writer John Barrowman sits down with Tiffany Smith to talk both the Dark Archer digital comic series that he is writing with his sister Carole and the changes for his character of Malcolm Merlyn going forward on Arrow When asked what he saw as the difference between Merlyn[...]
Six Important Moments From Arrow – Sins Of The Father
But instead of just giving it to Oliver Queen, she offers it as an exchange for him killing Malcolm Merlyn so she could be the head of the League of Assassins This starts a very bad series of dominoes that I think will not end well for Oliver as the season progresses. 2 – Oliver tries[...]
The Emerald Diplomat – Oliver Queen Tries A Different Approach
His sister is dying and Nyssa al Ghul offers her the cure but only if he kills Malcolm Merlyn Oliver has plenty of reasons to do just that Malcolm has been the architect of all of Oliver's miseries if you think about it The shipwreck, Tommy's death, Thea killing Sara, bringing Ra's al Ghul into[...]
The History Of The Dark Archer – Reviewing The First Issue
There will be some spoilers for the first issue of Arrow: The Dark Archer in this review. . . . DC has a new Digital First comic series based in the CW universe and this time it's focuses on Malcolm Merlyn And who better to write Arrow: The Dark Archer than the man that brings the character to life[...]