Two casting announcements were made last week for the CW Arrow-verse, and it looks more and more like the Justice Society is going to get a lot of play.
First up for Arrow is the announcement that Echo Kellum has been cast as Mr. Terrific for season four. Kellum won’t be known as Mr. Terrific right away, instead going by his public identity as Curtis Holt, which is interesting, as in the comics, Mr. Terrific goes by the name of Michael Holt. Though the story has been confirmed, could one of the outlets have made a mistake?
The accidental deaths of his wife and unborn child were a devastating blow to Holt- particularly since he considered himself responsible for the accident as he made his wife late for church by arguing with her about the value of religion- and while contemplating suicide, he was met by the Spectre, who told him about Terry Sloane, the Golden Age superhero known as Mister Terrific. Inspired by Sloane’s life story, he took the name Mister Terrific and later joined the current Justice Society of America, eventually serving as its chairman.
Curtis Holt will appear in the second episode of Arrow (#402).
The other casting news has former WWE Wrestler, Adam Copeland, playing Atom-Smasher on The Flash.
In Adam Smasher’s early history, he went by the villain name Cyclotron, before changing his name to Nuklon, and later Atom Smasher. From the word on the street, Copeland’s Atom Smasher will be a villain.
Interestingly, both Mr. Terrific and Atom Smasher are members of the JSA in the comics. With DC’s Legends of Tomorrow taking a crack at time traveling teams, and the Justice League off to the big screen, a small screen Justice Society would be a smart idea for Warner Bros. And though we don’t know how Atom Smasher will be introduced, we know that Earth-2 will feature prominently in the Flash season 2.
via Variety and others