Over the past couple of days DC Comics’ Film and Television projects have been busy confirming new casting reports. The Suicide Squad movie has gotten another character, The Flash/Arrow spin-off show gets two new members, and a popular DC Comic actor is lending his talents to another comic book film.
Starting with the Suicide Squad film, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast as Killer Croc, the popular Batman enemy. Adewale is notable for having played Mr. Eko on Lost and Kurse in Thor: The Dark World.
The Flash/Arrow spin-off show have found their Rip Hunter and Hawkgirl. Rip Hunter will be played by Arthur Darvill. Darvill is known as playing Rory Williams on Doctor Who and his character, Rip Hunter, is the time-traveling secretive son of time-traveler, Booster Gold, and is credited with creating time travel technology in the DC Universe. Ciara Renée will play Hawkgirl, the character made famous from the 2000 era Justice League Unlimited cartoon. Ciara made her debut last year on Law & Order: SVU. The two will be joining current and incoming characters from The Flash and Arrow; The Atom, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Dr. Martin Stein, a character expected to be Sara Lance, and two unannounced “never-before-seen in live-action major DC characters.”
Finally, wrapping up with news surrounding Arrow, lead actor Stephen Amell has been cast as Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Casey Jones is the popular hockey-stick and hockey-mask wielding character from the almost every past TMNT series. Amell is joining returning stars Megan Fox as April O’Niel and Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick.