Newswire: Arrow casts Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific

The fourth season of Arrow is off to a great start, with new duds for the heroes and a new big bad in the form of Marvel Cinematic Universe defector Neal McDonough, recently cast as Damien Darhk. And now the show has added Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific to help fill out the Justice Society of America’s roster.

Kellum will play Curtis Holt, a.k.a Mr. Terrific, a genius billionaire (is there any other kind?), technology savant, and, according to Variety, the show’s first openly gay character. He’ll team up with Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) at Palmer Technologies before partnering with Oliver Queen. In the comics, Mr. Terrific—whose comics backstory varies considerably from the show—fights crime with T-Spheres, which he uses to access computers, shoot lasers, and, presumably, relax.

Kellum’s improv background—he’s a graduate of The Groundlings and the Upright …

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