J.R. Ramirez Cast as Wildcat for Arrow Season 3

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It was revealed this weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con that “Arrow” would be bringing along another DC hero – Ted Grant, AKA Wildcat. Now, Deadline reports that “House of Payne” and “Power” star J.R. Ramirez has been cast in the role, which will be “a pivotal role in Laurel Lance’s arc this season.”

Created by Bill Finger and Irwin Hasen, Wildcat first appeared in Sensation Comics #1 in 1942. A former boxer, Wildcat used his fighting skills in place of his lack of superpowers, though at one point he was given the ability to return from the dead up to nine times.

Wildcat isn’t the only DC hero that’s getting added to the ranks of “Arrow” this season either as former Superman Brandon Routh has also joined the cast as Ray Palmer, AKA The Atom.

“Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 P.M. ET/PT on The CW with the new season set to premiere on October 8.

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