Manhunter cast in Arrow Season 3
- Category: News Feed
- Published: Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:32
- Written by Blacksmith
Here's an Awesome Update for DC and Arrow fans! Yet another new superhero has been cast in the upcoming Season 3 of Arrow - Manhunter, a largely unknown character outside of comic fandom, but one who has ties to big things within the DC Universe!
David Cubitt (Medium) is set to take on the role of Mark Shaw, one of the many people who have made use of the Manhunter title in the comics. According to reports, this version of Shaw/Manhunter will be an A.R.G.U.S operative in Colto Maltese, who then bumps into Diggle. In the comics, Shaw was an ex-Attorney who became Manhunter after he grew frustrated at the ease with which criminals manipulated the justice system. Interestingly, Shaw has two big connections within the DC universe - the first is the Suicide Squad, whom he joined for one mission. Given the Suicide Squad has been solidly established already in the Arrow-verse, it will be interesting to see if Shaw joins up with them at some point.
The other big connection is one that is far more unlikely to be explored within the show, but one that would be mind-blowingly-awesome if they do - the Green Lantern Corps. Specifically, the Manhunter persona was given to him by a Manhunter cult, who turned out to be a "race" of robots created by the Guardians of Oa to police the universe. The Manhunters got a little out of control, however, and turned on their masters - who promptly defeated them and sent them into hiding. After this, the Guardians created the Green Lantern Corps. Will we see this link explored? As stated, it's unlikely - if only because of the budget requirements and how much wider a scope the show would have to take - but Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and Green Arrow DID have a very famous, very successful team up run for a number of years, and are very close friends in the comics, so who knows? All we know is that it would be awesome if they did!
What do you think? Are you excited to see more superheroes on the show? Who else would you like to see get some spotlight? Do you want them to introduce the GL Corps? Let us know in the comments below!