J.R. Ramirez (Power) has joined the cast of CW’s Arrow as Wildcat. Wildcat (aka Ted Grant) runs a boxing gym for underprivileged youths and will tie in to Laurel’s story arc in Arrow‘s 3rd season.
Meanwhile, on Arrow‘s spin-off series The Flash, Kelly Frye (Rake) will be playing Plastique (aka Bette Sans Souci), a woman who gains the ability to turn anything she touches into an explosive. Evading the government, who wants to sue her as a weapon, Bette encounter Barry (The Flash himself) and finds an ally in him.
on the Marvel side of television, Simon Kassianides (Nikita, Burn Notice) has joined Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD as a confident right hand man (likely for S.T.R.I.K.E.) named Bakshi
All 3 shows had strong presences at San Diego Comic Con (which ended on Sunday) this year, and represent the massive boom in Comic Book properties hitting the TV screen. Other comic book properties include Marvel’s Agent Carter, Constantine, and iZombie.