By: Adam Basciano
Mere hours after announcing the addition of Hawkgirl to The Flash/Arrow spinoff, The CW reveals that they have added another hero to their superhero team up show. “Arthur Darvill, who played a companion to the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who, is in final negotiations to join the cast. Darvill will play a character titled the Traveler, a cocksure time-hopping adventurer. There was speculation that the hero could be time-jumping Booster Gold, but The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the character is Rip Hunter, one of DC’s classic heroes created back in 1959 and the leader of a time-traveling group.” I have very limited exposure to the character of Rip Hunter, but the appearances I have read and seen him, he’s a very intriguing character. As for the actor playing him, I have zero familiarity with him. Although, his time on Doctor Who gives him ample experience with time travel.
On the big screen “Suicide Squad” continues to add to its incredible cast. “Sources tell me & confirm that Raymond Olubowale is doing MOTION CAPTURE for KING SHARK & playing an additional minor role as Amanda Waller’s security. But here is a major score: Scott Eastwood is playing STEVE TREVOR in the film which will lead him into Wonder Woman!” Of course Steve Trevor is often played as Wonder Woman’s love interest, but in recent continuity he is the field op leader of A.R.G.U.S. an agency that acts as a liason between the Justice League and the government. It’s pretty amazing that we are actually going to see King Shark in a live action film. And if you think that was unfathomable, here’s more news that will blow you DC Comics loving mind; “After playing dual roles in “Thor: The Dark World,” Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is switching sides and moving from Marvel to DC, as he’s set to play Killer Croc in WB’s Suicide Squad. Killer Croc’s real name is Waylon Jones, and the character is among Batman’s rogue’s gallery of supervillains. He has a reptilian appearance and he first appeared in Batman #357 in March 1983.” I am even more stoked for this film with each and every new tidbit of information. Thus far, it seems as though Suicide Squsd will be heavely influenced by The New 52 line of comic books, and the “Arkham” video games. Sounds like a great combo to me!
(Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Umberto Gonzalez, The Wrap)