The CW's Arrow hasn't even premiered yet, and already his list of DC Universe enemies is growing. First, fans saw a peek of Deathstroke's mask in the pilot screened at this summer's Comic-Con in San Diego, followed soon after by the announcement during the show's panel that Kelly Hu would be playing drug-cartel badass China White in the second episode. And now, TV Guide Magazine can exclusively report that Canadian actor Michael Rowe (not that Mike Rowe) will be playing the previously reported role of Deadshot in episode 3, titled "The Lone Gunman."
"Deadshot doesn't speak much, so he has to have that physicality," says executive producer Marc Guggenheim (FlashForward) of the Suicide Squad member who may be best known for battling Batman in the comic-book world. "And Michael certainly has that. He has that look." As for whether Deadshot is a one-shot gig, Guggenheim's fellow EPs Greg Berlanti (Political Animals) and Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13) both agree that Stephen Amell's Emerald Archer will most likely cross paths with newcomer Rowe's hitman beyond this first meeting. "I think that's very possible," hints Berlanti.
Arrow lets loose Wednesday, Oct. 9 on The CW. Are you planning to check it out? And what other supervillains would you like to see show up?