Arrow News: Casting The Flash & Amanda Waller!

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Last week we reported that DC comics character Amanda Waller would be added to the cast of the second season of Arrow and now it is being reported actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson (TV’s Spartacus) has won the role. As per DC Comics, Waller will work for ARGUS, and appear in the sixth episode of season 2. In the comics, Waller also runs the Suicide Squad, a government black-ops made up of villains, also to be introduced in the second season, when Deadshot (returning guest star Michael Rowe) teams up with Michael Jae White as Bronze Tiger. This adds to the ever-increasing list of comic book characters being added which includes Caity Lotz as Black Canary, Kevin Alejandro as Sebastian Blood, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Sin, and the series debut of Barry Allen aka The Flash, appearing in three episodes, before being spun out into his own show.

And speaking of the Flash, Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg offered a casting update on the Flash, rumoured to be breaking-out for his own spin-off series: “We’ll have to have somebody by 30 September,” said Kreisberg, “which is when we start shooting [his first] episode. So there is that timeline.” “But it’s been a really exciting process just getting to meet so many fantastic actors and seeing the enthusiasm that so many people around town have for the character. It’s just amazing — I have pictures of myself at age 4 holding a Flash and a Superman doll. That I’m sitting here writing the Flash and Green Arrow now, it’s more than my little nerd heart can bear sometimes.”

Speaking about why Flash was a better fit for the Arrow universe, over some of the more established heroes DC Universe, he added, “Despite the fact that he’s got superpowers, I think there’s something really relatable about Barry — of all the big seven of the Justice League. He got his powers by accident. He isn’t a God, he isn’t an alien, he wasn’t seeking this out.” “These powers came to him and his reactions to that feel very human and grounded…. Oliver Queen [Stephen Amell] is a very dark and tortured soul and Barry is not. I think it will be fun to see these two characters together because they have distinctly different world views.”

Arrow Season 2 premieres in October.

Reporter: Silverfox

Sources: TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly

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