We're still bouncing off the walls at confirmation that The CW is eyeing another spinoff to the Arrow-verse — this one focused on a team of superheroes — and new casting intel offers some hints at who could fill out the rest of the small-screen Justice League.
We already know that the proposed series (which is a solid bet for a straight season pickup) will star Arrow's Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Arrow's Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/Canary), The Flash's Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein/Firestorm) and The Flash's Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold). Here's which DC heroes might potentially join them, according to TV Line.
The first character is code-named "The Traveler" and is billed 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."
Best bet: Could be Booster Gold, a character that Arrow/Flash masterminds Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti have already been tinkering with in live action, dating back to a failed Syfy pilot. They obviously have a ton of interest in the character, and this could be the perfect way to bring him into the fold. Could also be lesser-known DC character Rip Hunter, a time-traveling hero who has popped up on occasion in DC continuity.
The next character is nicknamed "Female Warrior" and is described as a "20-something Latina who 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." This one could be Fury/Helena Kosmatos, Wildcat/Yolanda Montez, Pantha/Rosabelle Mendez or Tarantula/Cataline Marie Flores. The report notes all those mid-tier character are potentially viable options to fill this role.
Last but not least: "Mystery Hero," an "African-American male in his 20s 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." So, basically the viewer's doorway into this world, along with the apparent source of comic relief. Best bet: Virgil Ovid Hawkins, aka Static, a DC hero who would fit the description nicely (though a Static Shock series is already in development for digital platforms, so who knows if DC would double down). The character could also potentially be Black Lightning/Jefferson Pierce or Black Vulcan.
The casting reports are apparently legit, but take the character guesses with a grain of salt at this point. But it's nice to see the direction they're heading. This definitely feels like a diverse group of heroes to add into the mix. Who would you like to see on the team?
(Via TV Line)