Big things are coming for the upcoming third season of Arrow, and it involves two DC Comics Characters, a hero and a villain, who will be well-known to fans of a certain Dark Knight hero and the emerald archer himself, as well as star Stephen Amell teasing away for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
After introducing a ton of characters in the show and opening the floodgates for what can very well be a DC TV Universe that interconnects with future shows (like that of The Flash), Season 3 of Arrow plans to introduce a well-known heroic face in the form of Katana, who will be played by Devon Aoki. Those who've read the comics know she is associated with Batman, and has served as a member of The Outsiders as well as the Birds of Prey. Aoki previously had roles in the likes of Frank Miller's Sin City, as well as playing Kasumi for the live-action film adaptation of the popular Tecmo fighting game franchise, Dead or Alive. For more information, visit the source post at Coming Soon.
The next bit of interesting casting news is that actor Peter Stormare, who played Lucifer in Keanu Reeve's 2005 film Constantine, has been cast as Werner Zytle, aka THE Count Vertigo. This is not to be confused with "The Count", whom Oliver eliminated in Season 2 and who was played by Seth Gabel. This version of Vertigo will be closely associated with his comic book counterpart, and should be an interesting new enemy for The Arrow to face in the new season. For more information, visit the source post at Comic Book.com.
Finally, Stephen Amell has promised that "Big Things" will come in SDCC '14, but teased nothing more than that he will be there for the Arrow Panel discussion on Friday via his official Facebook page. For more info, visit the source post at Comic Book.com.
Arrow is slated to return with Season 3 on October 8 on The CW.