The Hollywood Reporter brings word this afternoon of yet another hero joining the ranks of The CW’s “Arrow” for its third season as David Cubitt (“Medium”) has been cast in the role of Mark Shaw, aka Manhunter. Cubitt will debut as Shaw in the third episode of the upcoming season as “an A.R.G.U.S. operative in Corto Maltese who crosses paths with Diggle.”
Created by Jack Kirby, Shaw took on the mantle of Manhunter as a result of his displeasure with the American judicial system, which he saw as being light on crime. Many characters have used the name throughout DC comics as vigilantes, but they’re also known as being the android pre-cursors to the Green Lanterns.
Manhunter isn’t the only hero joining the new season of “Arrow” as former Superman Brandon Routh has also joined the cast as Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, along with J.R. Ramirez who will appear as Ted Grant, aka Wildcat.
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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