When Konstantin Kovar (Dolph Lundgren) arrived on "Arrow," not much was known about him: He's a crime boss, with connections to the government, who definitely does not like Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) or his connection to Bratva.
As Lundgren tells us though, there's more to Kovar than you might expect.
"Oliver is somebody I don't like a lot. I'm not a big fan of what he does, but I'm a fan of the man to some extent, and his skill," he says. "I think that's why he's still alive. There's something I want from him, I need him for something."
What, exactly, he needs remains a mystery -- possibly even to Lundgren himself. "I know a little more than you but not much more," he admits. At current, the actor has only shot two episodes of the series.
But until he's called back to the set to film more, Lundgren is doing something he doesn't normally have the chance to experience: Keeping his character alive.
"I do whatever I can to keep him alive so I can easily step into him the next time. I don't just let him go. And that's kind of fun," he says. "I didn't realize that but you become closer to the character in many films, where it's done in three or four months."
It also leaves him with an uncertain future for Kovar, though. After all, Lundgren doesn't know how his character's story will end. However, he does have some ideas. "Kovar isn't totally in control of everything going on and this Oliver character is somebody Kovar looks to and knows he can use somehow," Lundgren says.
While Kovar's future is a mystery, the answer may be found in his past -- one it sounds like he shares with Oliver.
"You're going to learn that there's more to Kovar than meets the eye and there's more to our common history than we think and even Oliver knows," Lundgren says.
"Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.