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The CW's Arrow has added yet another villain from the DC comic books, bringing on Vinnie Jones to play Danny Brickwell, a.k.a. Brick. The actor is no stranger to the comic book universe, playing the nefarious Juggernaut on the big screen in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand.
In the comic books, Brick has thick skin that cannot be penetrated by any kind of weapon. Brick will be a vicious Starling City gang leader in Season 3 of Arrow who targets the local government. He was given the name "Brick" because he has been shot dozens of times but never put down. The actor will have a three-episode arc that spans the 10th, 11th and 12th episodes this season. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg frequently used Brick while he was writing the Green Arrow comic books for DC in the late 2000s.
This will be the character's first live-action appearance, »
The Flash got off to a fantastic start with its series premiere last night, so I was curious to see how Arrow would follow it up with its own third season premiere. Since it's first episode was titled "The Calm", I honestly didn't expect much beyond a bit of catch-up with the cast and a setup for where the show will go this season. And that's pretty much what we got from the first 58 minutes, right up until that very last gut-wrenching moment which Arrow has become known for. As for how that surprising moment will impact the rest of the season, well we'll just have to wait and see. Hit the jump for my Arrow recap for tonight's season three premiere. Let's get back into the swing of things by taking a look at the events of Oliver's flashbacks in Hong Kong. We see Ollie running through a crowded marketplace, »
- Dave Trumbore
It’s been a busy summer for Team Arrow. With Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) safely locked away on the island, Oliver (Stephan Amell) & Co. have set their sights on ridding Starling City of criminals, and maybe finding some normalcy. That’s why Ollie will finally ask Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) out on a date during the season premiere. Of course, date night will go awry, kicking off a series of events that—to put it simply—will be a major buzzkill for their otherwise successful summer. Since so much of the third season has already been teased over the last few months, »
- Natalie Abrams
With Arrow's seasons running to 23 episodes, there’s never a shortage of villains. Now a new name has been added to the ranks for season 3, alongside Matt Nable’s Ra’s al Ghul, Rila Fukushima’s Katana and more.
We’ve learnt that Nick Tarabay will appear in two episodes as Digger Harkness, better known to comic book readers as Captain Boomerang, traditionally a baddy for The Flash to deal with.
Hence why his second episode (episode eight of Arrow season three) will be a two-hour crossover event with The Flash, with Captain Boomerang as the main threat. Expect to see some actual boomerangs, as that name isn’t traditionally figurative.
You might recognise the man throwing things at our two heroes, as Tarabay has popped in various geek-friendly projects over the last few years. »
In The CW series, Captain Boomerang is a former A.R.G.U.S. operative who is highly-trained in martial arts and is on a quest to get revenge against his past employers. The character will be introduced in the seventh episode of Season 3, and he will also be featured in the eighth episode, which will be a crossover episode with The Flash. In the comic books, Captain Boomerang is a regular nemesis of Arrow, who is equipped with specialized boomerangs that he uses with uncanny accuracy.
Nick Tarabay joins a growing roster of DC characters on Arrow for Season 3, including Matthew Nable as the season's primary villain, Ra's al Ghul, Amy Gumenick as Cupid, Brandon Routh as Atom, Peter Stormare as Vertigo, J.R. Ramirez as Wildcat, »
Back in November 2013, Arrow star Stephen Amell posted two comic book covers on his Facebook page that featured Green Arrow with the rest of the Justice League, which lead many fans to believe that he may be joining the DC Comics movie universe. While that notion was quickly debunked, it was speculated again this summer that the actor may be announced as part of the Justice League cast at Comic-Con, which was also shot down by the actor himself. However, Stephen Amell recently appeared at Fan Expo Canada last weekend, where he revealed that The CW is creating their own Justice League on TV.
"We are creating a Justice League on TV for us. I don't think there is a logistical reality to us participating in the feature side. That being said, I never wanted to have to feel like the show was justified, just because we participated in the movie. »
The cast of Arrow has been growing a lot of late, as CW moves closer to the release of season three.
So far we’ve had new additions in the shape of Mat Nable as Ra’s al Ghul, Nolan Funk as Felecity’s ex-boyfriend, Rila Fukushima as Katana, Brandon Routh as the Atom, Jr Ramirez as Wildcat, a new Count Vertigo in Peter Stomare and David Cubitt as Manhunter.
Now, Austin Butler has joined the show as Chase, described as a ‘charismatic DJ whose talent and wiles catch the attention of Thea Queen.’
It’s unclear, after the events of season two, how exactly Thea will factor into the show, so we look forward to seeing where this subplot leads - it's believed he's a new love interest, though.
While we know that Season 3 of Arrow will deliver the long-awaited "Olicity" romance between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Thea Queen (Willa Holland) will have a new love interest as well. Austin Robert Butler has signed on to play the recurring character Chase this season, who connects with Thea.
Chase is described as a charismatic DJ who catches the attention of Thea, as their professional relationship blossoms into romance. It isn't known how many Season 3 episodes the actor has signed on for, but he is slated to make his debut in Episode 7.
Austin Robert Butler joins a growing Season 3 cast that already includes Brandon Routh (Atom), Karl Yune (Maseo Yamashiro), Peter Stormare (Vertigo), J.R. Ramirez (Wildcat), David Cubitt (Manhunter), Matt Ward (Komodo), Rila Fukushima (Katana), Nolan Gerard Funk (Cooper Seldon), Amy Gumenick (Cupid) and the latest addition, Matt Nable as Ra's al Ghul.
Austin Robert Butler was »
The CW has released a batch of promo images from the upcoming season 3 premiere of Arrow, which gives us our first look at Stephen Amell’s Arrow and Colton Haynes’ Arsenal together, as well as a shot of the Canary (Caity Lotz) along with Laurel (Katie Cassidy), Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). Check them out…
In the aftermath of this victory, Season Three opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen – not as long as the city needs The Arrow. »
- Gary Collinson
Just over one month until Arrow returns with the Season 3 premiere "The Calm", The CW has released five new photos, giving us another look at Arsenal (Colton Haynes). Fans got their first look at Arsenal back in July, but this image shows the archer interacting with Arrow (Stephen Amell).
We also get new looks at Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and Sara Lance, a.k.a. Black Canary (Caity Lotz). Check out the images below, then read on for more information regarding Season 3.
Unfortunately, these images don't include any of new cast members making their way to Starling City this season, such as Brandon Routh (Atom), Karl Yune (Maseo Yamashiro) and Peter Stormare (Vertigo), J.R. Ramirez (Wildcat), David Cubitt (Manhunter), Matt Ward (Komodo), Rila Fukushima (Katana), Nolan Gerard Funk (Cooper Seldon) and Amy Gumenick (Cupid). Hopefully fans will get to see new »
A new TV spot for Arrow‘s upcoming third season has hit the web, dubbed “Some Things Never Die.” It features a bit of new footage, including Oliver teasing that he still has secrets, a glimpse of a moment between Oliver and Felicity that some fans have been waiting for for a long time, Thea training with her father Malcom Merlyn, Peter Stormare as the new Count Vertigo, and a ton of fast-paced, knock-down fights the show is famous for.
Check it out here…
Arrow returns to the CW on Wednesday, October 8th. with Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen), David Ramsey (John Diggle), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Willa Holland (Thea Queen), Colton Haynes (Roy Harper), John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn), Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) and Paul Blackthorne (Quentin Lance) all returning to the cast with new additions Nolan Funk (Cooper Seldon), Rila Fukushima (Katana), J.R. Ramirez (Wildcat), David Cubitt (Manhunter), Charlotte Ross »
- James Garcia
Sneak Peek new footage from the upcoming season of "Arrow", plus a revealing image of actress Rila Fukushima ("The Wolverine") cast in the TV series as DC Comics' female superhero character 'Katana' :
Katana is a highly proficient hand-to-hand combatant and swordswoman, having studied martial arts as a child and later being trained by the samurai 'Tadashi'.
"...her 'Soultaker' sword, along with its non-powered twin, was forged in the 14th century by 'Muramasa', whose swords were said to be cursed and make those who were evil commit evil acts. It sometimes takes the souls of those it kills, storing them inside the sword, where they can engage in limited communication with whoever wields it. These souls »
- Michael Stevens
Amy Gumenick, who played a young Mary Winchester during flashbacks on The CW's hit series Supernatural, is returning to the network to play Carrie Cutter, a.k.a. Cupid on Arrow. The character will make her debut in the sixth and seventh episodes of Season 3, but it isn't known if there are plans to bring her back later in the season.
Carrie Cutter was actually created in the comic books by Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg while he wrote for the Green Arrow/Black Canary comic book series. The character is described as a "lethal villainess" who has an obsessive crush on Arrow (Stephen Amell).
Here's what Andrew Kreisberg had to say about his character coming on to the show.
"I always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan. When I was writing the comic book, my big goal was to create a villain who would last. »
The CW's “Arrow” casted two new actors for its upcoming third season. “Supernatural” actress Amy Gumenick will play DC Comics villainess Cupid, while “Glee” star Nolan Funk has been cast as the ex-boyfriend of Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards.) Also read: ‘Wolverine’ Star Rila Fukushima Replacing Devon Aoki on ‘Arrow’ Cupid begins her arc as an obsessive fan of “The Arrow” (Stephen Amell), but she eventually devolves into a nemesis of the Starling City protector. Gumenick, best known for playing Dean and Sam Winchester's mom in “Supernatural” flashback episodes, has signed on for two episodes. Funk, who starred in “Glee” and “Awkward, »
- Travis Reilly and Linda Ge
We’re still waiting on word as to who will be playing Ra’s al Ghul in the upcoming third season of Arrow, but in the meantime The CW has announced that another villain has joined the roster with former Supernatural actress Amy Gumenick signing on to play Carrie Cutter, a.k.a. Cupid, who EW describes as “a lethal villainness with a dangerously obsessive crush on The Arrow.”
“I always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan,” states Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “When I was writing the comic book, my big goal was to create a villain who would last. Cupid has since appeared in the DC Nation shorts on Cartoon Network, and to have her fight our TV Arrow is so much more than I ever could have hoped for the character.”
The news comes hot on the heels of the report that Glee »
- Gary Collinson
Glee star Nolan Funk has joined the cast of Arrow for a guest role in the upcoming third season, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that he will appear in the fifth episode, ‘The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak’, as the character of Cooper Seldon, a former hacker boyfriend of Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) from her days at MIT.
Other newcomers to the third season of Arrow inlcude Rila Fukushima as Katana, J.R. Ramirez as Wildcast, David Cubitt as Manhunter, Charlotte Ross as Felicity’s mother, Matt Ward as Komodo, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Karl Yune as Maseo Yamashiro and Peter Stormare as Count Vertigo.
Season three of Arrow is set to get underway on October 8th, with Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen), David Ramsey (John Diggle), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Willa Holland (Thea Queen), Colton Haynes (Roy Harper), John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn), Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) and Paul Blackthorne »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier today, we reported that Sin City‘s Devon Aoki had left Arrow and had been replaced by The Wolverine actress Rila Fukushima in the role of Tatsu Yamashiro a.k.a. Katana. Now, we have a new bit of castingto announce, as THR reports that Glee and Awkward alum Nolan Funk has signed on to be a guest star.
Funk will make his debut in Arrow‘s fifth episode, titled “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak.” Details about his role are sparse, though we know he’ll play Felicity’s former hacker boyfriend from her days at MIT. Whether or not he’ll show up in flashbacks or make his way to Starling City in the present day remain to be seen.
- James Garcia
The fifth episode of Arrow's third season will delve into Felicy's "secret origin", and The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that Awkward and Glee actor Nolan Funk as been cast for a guest appearance. He'll play Cooper Seldon, Felicity’s hacker boyfriend from her days at MIT. That name sounds familiar, right? Well, it's because he's...no one from the DC Comics, but seemingly a play on The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper! Weird. Anyway, he joins a star studded season which includes Brandon Routh as The Atom, J.R. Ramirez as Wildcat, Rila Fukushima as Katana, Peter Stormare as Count Vertigo, David Cubitt as Manhunter and Charlotte Ross as Felicity's mother. Oh, and Ra's Al Ghul! Here's an Instagram post from Emily Bett Rickards relating to this news »
Rila will play Katana/Tatsu in The CW hit, taking over for Devon Aoki, who had to depart the series due to a scheduling conflict.
She will be a mentor to Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen in flashback sequences. Her character will be an important influence on Olly’s journey to becoming present day hero, The Arrow. Tatsu is a recurring role for Rila.
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In a bit of a casting change-up, The Wolverine actress Rila Fukushima has replaced Sin City‘s Devon Aoki as Katana on Arrow‘s upcoming third season. Aoki landed the role back in July, but has had to leave the series due to a scheduling conflict.
For those unfamiliar with the character, Katana is the alter-ego of Tatsu Yamashiro, a Japanese woman who’s skilled with a blade and has a knack for martial arts. She’ll debut in the season premiere in flashback sequences depicting Oliver Queen’s time in Hong Kong under A.R.G.U.S. custody.
Katana is just one of many DC Comics characters headed to the series, as we’ll also be seeing Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer a.k.a. The Atom, Matt Ward as the dangerous archer Komodo, Peter Stormare as the New 52 version of Count Vertigo, J.R. Ramirez as boxing champion and vigilante Wildcat, »
- James Garcia
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