Ever since Greg Berlanti confirmed that there would be an Arrow/Flash Spinoff, we have been eagerly waiting to see who would be in it.
So far we know that the new series will have some familiar faces from the other shows. We will see Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The Atom and Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein/Firestorm. We also know that Caity Lotz will be there.
About a week later they gave us hints of characters as ‘The Traveler,’ Female Warrior,’ and ‘Mystery Hero.’ Now we are getting some more information on who these characters are.
It seems that the female hero is Hawkgirl, a character I don’t think many of us even thought of. Ciara Renée will be playing Kendra Sunders aka Hawkgirl who had been previously described as “This twenty something Latina is pretty but unassuming, book smart and socially awkward by day. But by night, when she hears the cry of battle, her fury is ignited and she becomes a fierce warrior — so much so, that sometimes she can become a threat to others” Now we are told that this new character is “a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back, earning her the moniker Hawkgirl.”
The problem is that we were initially told that it would be DC characters who had not previously appeared on TV. Hawkgirl has had TV appearances. Technically she was in flashbacks on Smallville, but that may only be a technicality.
Ciara Renée is a relative newcomer, but both series have a history of bringing little knowns in and doing a great job with them. It looks like she needs to update her IMDB profile.
Other news on the Arrow/Flash Spinoff is that they have also just cast Arthur Darvill, who is best known as Rory on Doctor Who or as Rev. Paul Coates on Broadchurch.
He will be playing the character originally described as ‘The Traveler’ who was described as a ‘Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission. His razor-sharp wit hides the pain of a man who has lived through serious conflict. He also harbors many secrets, always leaving both his teammates and the audience unsure of his true allegiances’. It has been confirmed that this character is Rip Hunter who apparently is being being rewritten as the son of Booster Gold, another famously cocky time traveler of the DC Universe.