One things fans can never complain about the CW’s Arrow is a lack of DC Comics characters. Over the course of the show’s two seasons we’ve seen countless villains and heroes from the comics, and that trend will continue as we head into year three. We’ve already seen characters like Ray Palmer a.k.a. The Atom (played by Superman Returns‘ Brandon Routh), the New 52 version of Count Vertigo (Fargo‘s Peter Stormare) and Katana (Sin City‘s Devon Aoki) join the ranks, and now we have two more names to add to that list.
The first new addition is Ted Grant, a.k.a. Wildcat, a championship boxer who served as a mentor and trainer to several younger heroes including Black Canary and Batman. He’s a seminal member of the Justice Society of America, and has been seen in several DC animated series like Justice League Unlimited and Batman the Brave and the Bold. Arrow star Stephen Amell teased Grant’s appearance on the show about a month ago, when he posted an image of himself in costume standing in the middle of a boxing ring. We’re not sure how he comes into the show, how long he’ll stay, or who will play him, but he’ll have “some interaction with Laurel,” which means he’ll likely train her to become the new Black Canary.