(Warning: The following contains discussion of future casting decisions on DC and The CW's 'Arrow', which could as a result prove to be SPOILERS during the rest of the current season. Proceed with whatever level of caution that suggests to you is wise...)
Now, with The CW's superhero line-up now practically bursting at the seams with heroic talent, you could be forgiven for thinking that we won't be seeing too many casting additions to the network's DC-themed shows in the near future. After all, with so many heroes to go around, why add another cast member into the mix?
Well, as it turns out, the better question might just be...why not? That, at least, is the impression that the latest casting announcement for the show seems to give. Y'see:
A Certain 'Arrow' Cast Member Just Got Promoted To Season Regular Status
Specifically, that cast member right there. TVLine is now reporting that Echo Kellum, aka the show's computer specialist Curtis Holt, will be switching from occasional guest star to season regular, starting with next year's Season 5.
Which, with Holt having recently stumbled upon the 'Arrowcave', and the team in need of a resident hacker, makes a whole lot of sense.
It may also, however, mark the full-time arrival of yet another future superhero on the show. Y'see:
Holt Might Just Turn Out To Be Mister Terrific
Now, of course, it's worth noting that the comic-book Mister Terrific is in fact named Michael Holt, not Curtis (suggesting that the show could pull the ol' bait and switch, and bring in Curtis' brother, say), but with Oliver having already referred to the newly named lead as being 'terrific', it sure does seem that Kellum is in line to graduate to super-heroism in the near future.
Which, with Mister Terrific historically being a gifted academic and inventor (who also just so happens to be an exceptional martial artist), could well prove to be a sensible (and cost-effective) addition to the show.
What do you reckon, though?
Are you excited to see Mister Terrific in Arrow?