Arrow season three will be here before you know it. After the DC Universe bonanza that was season two, it’s safe to say that Arrow will deliver more DC Comics heroes and villains for the 2014-2015 season. From the sound of things, they’re not wasting any time. Some casting descriptions for upcoming characters have surfaced via the folks at TV Line.
We’ll start with the juiciest bit. “Daniel” (fairly certain this isn’t his real name…see below) is described as “a handsome, enigmatic and highly intelligent entrepreneur developing groundbreaking technology. Though exuding charm and confidence in public, he privately harbors a tragic past that will drive him to become a tech-powered superhero.” The character is expected to become a bit of a love interest for Felicity and should become a thorn in Oliver’s side.
I try very hard not to jump to conclusions, but “Daniel” sounds an awful lot like Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle. We already saw a peek at the inside of Kord Enterprises in the season two episode, “Time of Death,” and the “tech-powered” (but not super-powered) Blue Beetle would be a perfect fit for the Arrow-verse.
Then there’s Seth, “A well-educated criminal with grand ambitions and a knack for chemistry, this potentially recurring character gains power over his enemies by exposing them to a drug that drains their willpower.” He’s also “very much a physical match for the Arrow.” This one doesn’t ring any bells, but it could just be a re-purposing of an existing DC villain. The Brother Blood description for season two probably wouldn’t have tipped us off, either.
Finally, we have Toshi and Akiko, who will be holding things down during this year’s flashback sequences in Hong Kong. Toshi is “a well-trained operative, skilled in weaponry, combat and intelligence gathering, he is also a devoted father and husband.” Akiko is Toshi’s wife and “highly skilled in martial arts.”
This is a bit out there, but since “Daniel” is clearly a fake name to disguise Ted Kord, could “Akiko” also be a red herring? Might she be Tatsu Yamashiro, better known as Katana? There’s a Birds of Prey connection, there. Her comic book origin involves witnessing the death of her husband. It’s a long shot, I’ll admit.
And then there’s this tweet from Geoff Johns (thanks to ComicBook.com for the tip).
Lady Shiva for Arrow season three? Sign us up. Now…what about Nightwing? We’re joking. Mostly.
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