In this edition of DC Round-Up, Arrow gets a new mentor, a college boyfriend, and a crazy fan. We also meet a potential Jimmy Olsen and a young Lois Lane.
TV Line reports that Arrow is recasting Oliver’s mentor, Tatsu Yamashiro, a.k.a. Katana. Rila Fukushima, best known for her role in The Wolverine, is replacing Devon Aoki, who reportedly pulled out due to a scheduling conflict.
As previously reported, Tatsu is a deadly, sword-wielding martial arts expert — and wife of Oliver Queen’s teacher/handler Toshi — who will play a major role in Oliver’s journey to becoming the Arrow. She will be seen in flashbacks in Season 3, along with her husband.
TV Line reports that Arrow has tapped Glee alum Nolan Funk to play Cooper Seldon, Felicity’s hacker boyfriend from her days at M.I.T. He’ll be seen in Episode 5, a.k.a. “the “Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak” Star Emily Bett Rickards broke the news on Thursday with the following photo and the message, “I’m so sorry @nolanfunk.”
Entertainment Weekly reports that Arrow has cast Supernatural alumna Amy Gumenick as Cupid, a lethal villainess with a dangerously obsessive crush on The Arrow. She was created by Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg during his run on the Green Arrow/Black Canary comic book series.
“I always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan,” Kreisberg told EW. “When I was writing the comic book, my big goal was to create a villain who would last. Cupid has since appeared in the DC Nation shorts on Cartoon Network, and to have her fight our TV Arrow is so much more than I ever could have hoped for the character.”
Blastr reports a rumor that Scoot McNairy isn’t playing the Flash in Batman v. Superman as widely assumed, but is actually playing Jimmy Olsen, according to an extra on set:
Scoot is playing Jimmy Olsen, but with a bit of a twist. Jimmy was injured during the battle of Zod vs Superman. His legs where pinned under falling building rubble and that caused him to lose the legs. He now walks with the use of two prosthetic legs He doesn’t blame Superman for it [his loss of legs]. He feels grateful that Superman saved the world.
Blastr reports that Lois Lane will be reimagined for the YA market by author Gwenda Bond in a 300-plus-page novel entitled Fallout. Here’s the official description:
Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over — and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won’t be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They’re messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it’s all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy …