I was excited for a hot minute (because we thought we were getting a comic book faithful rendition of our hero) and was heading to bed when I read that Arrow Season 4 had cast the role of Mister Terrific who all black geeks know is one of the smartest men in comics. Echo Kellum got the part and we were excited….then we read this:
Entertainment Weekly reports that Ben and Kate star Echo Kellum has been cast as Curtis Holt, A.K.A. Mr. Terrific in the upcoming season of CW’s Arrow. At Comic-Con International: San Diego, it was revealed the character would be joining the show but the casting wasn’t announced at that time.
In comic books, Mr. Terrific is Michael Holt, a brilliant olympic athlete who becomes a hero after the death of his wife and child. In Arrow, EW describes Holt as an inventor who works for Palmer Technologies under Felicity Smoak. It was also revealed at SDCC that this version of Mr. Terrific will be gay.
In the comics, Mr. Terrific is Michael Holt, an Olympic-level athlete with a gifted intellect who joins the Justice Society of America after the death of pregnant wife. I’m gonna try and reserve judgement until I see how this plays out on screen. Furthermore race swaps have worked for Kingpin, Heimdall and Fox so let’s see if this “sexuality” swap pans out. Arrow Season 4 premieres on The CW on Oct. 7.
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