SDCC ’13: Michael Jai White and Kevin Alejandro Join CW’s Arrow
Things are winding down in San Diego after a rather impressive convention that brought us some big news on the film front. There have been some tid bits from the land of television as well, with more to come on the day. Just a few hours ago, we saw the full trailer for season 2 of CW’s smash hit Arrow, which is the network’s take on the popular character Green Arrow. We have another rather big (ish) announcement for the series as two new have joined the cast for the show’s sophomore season. Geek entertainment veteran Michael Jai White and Kevin Alejandro have signed on to play rather devious and familiar characters.
– 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.
Michael Jai White, as I mentioned earlier, is no stranger to the geek world, as he had a role in Christopher Nolan’s second Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, alongside Heath Ledger and Christian Bale. The actor also portrayed Doomsday in the animated Justice League, as well as the title character in Spawn and has connections to the rebooted Mortal Kombat franchise. Kevin Alejandro, on the other hand, is a new-comer to the land of geek as he has portrayed mostly cops and detectives on several popular series like Southland and Golden Boy.
Season two of Arrow kicks off this October on the CW.
Source : Deadline