I totally missed this bit of great news, which came about during Comic-Con, so I can see how I missed it. If you already saw this, then you can move on to the next post I suppose. During The CW Panel at Comic-Con it was announced that Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Mortal Kombat, Spawn) would be added to the already growing cast of characters on Arrow. White will be playing Ben Turner, a claw-wielding assassin better known as Bronze Tiger. The character will form an alliance with villain China White (Kelly Hu) on the show. I have to say I’m pretty excited to hear this. Season 2 is sounding like it will be filled with DC characters, which I can’t wait to see now. Also, today Michael Jai White tweeted a photo of himself holding some bladed-claw weapons, I’m guessing these will be Bronze Tiger‘s weapons on the show.
It was also announced that Kevin Alejandro (True Blood, Southland) will be playing Sebastian 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. Definitely sounds like Oliver will have his hands full in the upcoming second season of Arrow which premieres on October 9 at 8pm EST. (Source: Deadline)