TV Line has just confirmed that CW’s Arrow is currently casting four new characters for Season 3. Names were given out but they are probably just pseudo-names for the actual characters to be revealed as season 3 progresses.
Two of them are a couple set to be included into Oliver’s next flashback scenes who helped train him. Just reading through the description of each character already entices us to guess who they might really be.
Movie Pilot’s Jon Negroni has made his predictions. It’s now time for ours. Below are the descriptions from TV Line followed by our best guess as to who these might be.
1. DANIEL Though Daniel could be a fake name to throw off spoilerholics, this 20something gent — a major recurring character for Season 3 — is a handsome, enigmatic and highly intelligent entrepreneur developing groundbreaking technology. (Picture a business magnate in Ryan Gosling’s body.) Though exuding charm and confidence in public, he privately harbors a tragic past that will drive him to become a tech-powered superhero. Watch for this formidable fella to be a love interest for Felicity and a rival of Oliver’s – both personally and professionally.
Prediction: Ted Kord aka Blue Beetle. I think Movie Pilot may be right about this one as Daniel might be a code name as a reference to the Golden Age Blue Beetle (Dan Garret). Unless, of course, Daniel turns out to be the original Blue Beetle who will pass on the mantle to Ted Kord during the season.
A well-educated criminal with grand ambitions and a knack for chemistry, this potentially recurring character gains power over his enemies by exposing them to a drug that drains their willpower. Oh, and he is very much a physical match for The Arrow.
Prediction: Scarecrow? There’s very few chemical geniuses that I know of in the DCU but Scarecrow is not a physical match for Arrow. My guess is it’s a new villain created for the show or a re-imagined existing DC character.
Majorly recurring in (at least) the Hong Kong flashbacks, Toshi (late 20s/early 30s) will serve as Oliver’s teacher and handler, and eventually become a friend. A well-trained operative, skilled in weaponry, combat and intelligence gathering, he is also a devoted father and husband.
Prediction: Maseo Yamashiro, the husband of Katana from the Outsiders. Or David Cain. See next character for more.
Prediction: Katana or Lady Shiva. That’s right two guesses. It’s hard to know for sure which one although Katana was married to Maseo Yamashiro who might possibly be Toshi.
If Akiko is Lady Shiva, one of the most skilled fighters in the DC Universe, then her husband could be David Cain, the father of Cassandra.
Can you make your own guesses as to who these four characters might be?