The Arrow is about to enlist another DC hero.
Actor J.R. Ramirez (Emily Owens, MD.) has been tapped to play Ted “Wildcat” Grant on Arrow‘s upcoming third season, Deadline reports.
Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim first announced plans to bring the character into the fold this season during the series’ panel at Comic Con this weekend, but he did not divulge any casting details.
In the DC comics universe, Theodore “Ted” Grant is a every day human who at some point in his life is magically given nine lives. Grant a world-class boxer who keeps his peak physicality through extensive workouts and training, and eventually takes on the alias of Wildcat. Wildcat goes on to train with some of DC’s biggest names including Batman, Superman and Black Canary.
In Arrow, Grant will be a “former boxer who now runs a gym for underprivileged youth.” While the majority of details surrounding Ramirez’s character are being kept under lock-and-key, it has been revealed that Grant will play a key role in Laurel Lance’s season three arc.
Grant is one of three major characters being introduced during Arrow‘s third season. In addition to the introduction Wildcat, season three will also welcome Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul and DC hero The Atom (Brandon Routh).
Arrow returns for its third season Wednesday, October 8 at 8/9c on The CW.
What do you think of The CW’s latest casting decision? Which new character are you looking forward to seeing most this season?