News from a couple of weeks ago that the CW and DC Comics would be developing what is essentially a team-up spinoff of its hit Arrow and The Flash series still has our minds reeling, especially because it’s already set to feature Brandon Routh’s Atom, Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold, Victor Garber’s Dr. Martin Stein, and Caity Lotz’s…well we’re still not entirely sure how that one’s going to play out considering her current, uhh, status on Arrow. Either way, holy cow, what a great lineup that’s already got.
Well, that’s not the end of the characters news by a long shot. In a new report, TV Line has learned the descriptions of three new mystery characters for the as-yet unnamed series, and some theories have developed as to who they might be.
First up is The Traveler, 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.” TV Line is pretty sure it’s Rip Hunter, but it could also be Booster Gold. I think of these two Hunter is probably the much safer bet, but Booster Gold does have a much sweeter costume.
Second is a Female Warrior, a bookish and shy Latina who nevertheless can become a fierce warrior when she “hearts the cry of battle” and her “fury is ignited.” Those are some evocative words there. TV Line thinks she is probably a composite of Fury, the Amazonian heroine, and Yolanda Montez, Ted “Wildcat” Grant’s goddaughter. I, personally, have no idea.
Finally, the inquisitively-named Mystery Hero who is described as “An African-American male in his twenties will fill the role of a regular, street smart guy who unexpectedly gains powers, and then, as part of the team, regularly quips about the insanity of the situations.” TV Line and I are in agreement that is probably going to be Virgil Hawkins, a.k.a. Static. Could also be Black Lightning or Black Vulcan but let’s hope it’s neither of those because of their ridiculously old-timey naming conventions.
Obviously, we’ll keep you in the know about who these characters actually are once they get officially revealed. And, you know, when a title for this show gets announced.
Who do you think these descriptions could mean? Let us know below!