The CW’s Flash is digging deeper into the DC canon, and they’re bringing a Walking Dead alum along for the ride.
The producers have tapped The Walking Dead's Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) to cameo as a new twist on the villain the Bug-Eyed Bandit. She’s playing the character Brie Larvan, who is a spin on the DC baddie Bertram Larvan. The character first appeared in the late 1960s as a villain for The A.T.O.M.
In the comics, Larvan can control insects. The Flash will be putting a high-tech spin on the character, giving her a hacker background and control over some mechanical bees. It also sounds like she’ll become a rival for the Arrow-verse’s other resident hacker, Felicity. Yeah, that could be fun.
Here’s what Kinney told IGN about this version of the Bug-Eyed Bandit:
"Brie is definitely…. she’s out for revenge. Her career was kind of halted and stalled when she got fired from her job and now she’s taking all of her computer skills and she makes these little mechanical bees and she uses the bees to cause problems for everyone and get revenge. But she’s very smart. She’s very sharp. You’ll see her costume is amazing. She dresses very sharp and sexy. She’s also very isolated. A lot of the things that she’ll do on the show Tuesday is from her little beehive cave. She’s always talking to these mechanical bees and they’re just computer bees. So she’s also a kind of person who is very isolated …
I think they decided, or at least I felt like it was for me, looking at the costumes that they ended up making for Brie, that they really wanted to be it’s own thing. They’re using the Bug-Eyed Bandit for inspiration but we’re kind of creating a new character. The thing with the costume, you’ll see, it’s nothing like the comics you’ve seen for The Bug-Eyed Bandit. They kind of took the liberty to make this whole new character."
The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW. Kinney makes her debut tonight. Do you think she'll make a worthy Bandit?