It’s certainly shaping up to be a good day for DC Comics fans; first came the huge announcement from Zack Snyder that he’s set to direct a Superman and Batman World’s Finest movie, and now Warner Bros. Television and The CW have released a brand new sizzle reel packed with footage from season two of the hit superhero series Arrow, which you can watch right here….
Arrow is set to return for its second season on October 9th, with stars Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen / Arrow), Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance), Willa Holland (Thea Queen), David Ramsey (John Diggle), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Susanna Thompson (Moira Queen), Paul Blackthorne (Quentin Lance), Colton Haynes (Roy Harper) and Manu Bennett (Slade Wilson) joined by new additions Summer Glau (Firefly) as Isabel Rochev and Caity Lotz (The Pact) as Dinah Drake.
Update - At this evening’s Arrow panel, a couple of further cast additions have been revealed, with Kevin Alejandro (True Blood) set to portray Brother Blood and Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) cast as Bronze Tiger. Here’s the official details courtesy of a press release:
Michael Jai White plays Ben Turner, a claw-wielding assassin better known as Bronze Tiger, who’s well known to DC Comics fans as a member of both the League of Assassins and the Suicide Squad. On Arrow, he’ll form an unholy alliance with fan-favorite villain China White (played by Kelly Hu), another well-established character in the DC Comics universe.
Kevin Alejandro plays Sebastian Blood. Drawing inspiration from the iconic New Teen Titans nemesis Brother Blood, Sebastian is an alderman who rises to power in the wake of the earthquake that devastated Starling City in Arrow’s first-season finale. Blood’s “man-of-the-people” popularity instantly places him at odds with Oliver Queen, whose family he blames for the quake.