Just last week, Glee actor Grant Gustin was announced to play Barry Allen (The Flash) on the upcoming season of Arrow & now the latest news for the TV series is that star of Spawn, Michael Jai White, is going to play the role of Bronze Tiger (Ben Turner).
Here’s what executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, had to say about Michael Jai White playing the Bronze Tiger:
“(Michael) is such a badass. His performance, our kick-ass stunt department, our incredibly talented costumer designer, & our very gifted prop master…they’ve all combined their A-games to create a really great representation of this DC Comics character. If you’re a fan of the character from the comics, you are going to be really happy with his Arrow-fication.”
Bronze Tiger in the comics, is a claw-wielding assassin that is both a member of the League of Assassins & the Suicide Squad. It’s said that on the TV series, Bronze Tiger will form an unholy alliance with villain China White (played by Kelly Hu).
Arrow season 2 will premier on Oct. 9th on The CW. A week before that, The CW will air a special called “Arrow: Year One,” which will cover the first season for those that missed it.
Sources: IMDb. Comics Alliance.