Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Blue Beetle on "Arrow"?

News broke last week that the folks behind the scenes of the CW series "Arrow" were casting some new characters. Although one description sounded very familiar, I hesitated...then I saw it pop up on another site, then another. There's still no actor cast in the role yet, but could this mean after two seasons of name drop teases we'll finally see Ted Kord and/or the Blue Beetle on "Arrow"?

The description in question was as follows...

‘DANIEL’ | Though Daniel could be a fake name to throw off spoilerholics, this 20something gent — a major recurring character for Season 3 — is a handsome, enigmatic and highly intelligent entrepreneur developing groundbreaking technology. (Picture a business magnate in Ryan Gosling’s body.) Though exuding charm and confidence in public, he privately harbors a tragic past that will drive him to become a tech-powered superhero. Watch for this formidable fella to be a love interest for Felicity and a rival of Oliver’s – both personally and professionally.

Now...that sure sounds like Ted Kord to me! And, we all know that two previous Blue Beetles were named "Daniel". Dan Garret the golden age police officer turned crime fighter, and Dan Garrett the silver age archaeologist turned super hero. As TVLine (the source of the description) pointed out...that name could be a fake, a red herring to throw everyone off. I wonder if maybe by choosing the name of a past identity its a little wink, wink, nudge, nudge to those of us "in the know". 

In any case aside from Alex "Bill S. Preston Esq." Winter's test footage of Jaime Reyes' transformation in 2010, and Ted Kord and Jaime appearing on "Smallville" in 2011 there has been far too little of our favorite blue bug in live action...and I for one am I excited to see where this goes!

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