About a week ago we mentioned that there was a new DC series that would be coming out of The Flash and Arrow TV series.
Some of the cast were known, but there were still three mystery characters. So far what we know is that Brandon Routh will be the Atom, Wentworth Miller will be reprising his role as Captain Cold and that Victor Garber will be returning as Dr. Martin Stein. We also know that former Black Canary Actress Caity Lotz will be returning to the DC Universe in an undefined role.
We have recently received some description on these mystery characters, allowing us to take a few guesses as to whom they might be. Keep in mind that we had been previously told that they had not been featured on a show previously.
The Traveller – Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission. His razor-sharp wit hides the pain of a man who has lived through serious conflict. He also harbors many secrets, always leaving both his teammates and the audience unsure of his true allegiances.
My first guess on this is Booster Gold, but after doing some research I did find out that Booster Gold did make a small appearance on Smallville, and there was a Booster Gold series ordered by SyFy that never aired. This takes him out of the running. Most of the sites out there seem to be voting for Rip Hunter and I am inclined to agree with them. The only other possibility I see is Walker Gabriel from New Earth as he was changed by S.T.A.R. Labs Tachyon generator; unfortunately there isn’t a lot out there about him as he had a very limited run. That does however give them a lot of room on storylines.
Female Warrior – This twenty something Latina is pretty but unassuming, book smart and socially awkward by day. But by night, when she hears the cry of battle, her fury is ignited and she becomes a fierce warrior — so much so, that sometimes she can become a threat to others.
The description leaves a lot to the imagination and a huge variety of characters to choose from. In an attempt to stick with some known characters from the current DC television series, I am leaning towards Yolanda Montez who becomes Wildcat. The original version of Yolanda was the granddaughter of Ted Grant aka Wildcat, who took up his mantel. She was also a shape changing mutant. I’m thinking they will keep her human and possibly make her his estranged daughter.
Mystery Hero – An African-American male in his twenties will fill the role of a regular, street smart guy who unexpectedly gains powers, and then, as part of the team, regularly quips about the insanity of the situations.
Once again, not a lot to go off of. Many sites seem to be leaning towards Black Vulcan or Black Lightning. Another strong contender is Static, I really like the idea of seeing him in a live-action; he would fit the description quite well and he is a fairly popular and well-known character. He has also not been used in a live-action TV show previously.
I would like to see this character turn out to be the Blue Beetle. There have been a variety of Blue Beetles and the one I think most appropriate as a basis for this upcoming series could be based off of the 1940 radio version of a young police officer who secretly wore a superhero costume to create fear in the criminals. Unfortunately this character may be ruled out because there was a test footage for a Blue Beetle TV series shot in 2010 and it did make a small appearance on Smallville in the same episode as Booster Gold.
Who do you think these new characters will be?
Even after all of this, we still don’t know what character Caity Lotz will fall into?