‘Arrow’ Casts Mister Terrific

The CW’s Arrow is introducing Mister Terrific for next season in a recurring role. Echo Kellum will play the DC comics favorite from the Justice Society.

From THR:

In comic book lore, Michael Holt is a brilliant man, Olympic gold medalist and recipient of more than a dozen PhDs. After his wife and child are killed in an accident he blames himself for, the guilt leads him to use his genius and physical prowess to fight crime under the identity Mister Terrific.

Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti revealed at Comic-Con that their version of Mister Terrific would work with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and happened to be gay.

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I’m very excited for this, although I don’t understand why they need to tack on Michael Holt being gay when that’s not in the comics. What is this some sort of minority-minority quota? Oh Hollywood, please stop with the nonsense.

Arrow season four four premieres Oct. 7 on the CW at 8 p.m.

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