‘Arrow’ Season 3 Adds ‘Supernatural’ Alum as DC’s Cupid, ‘Glee’ Star for Felicity
Just when you thought ‘Arrow‘ season 3 had only a few more castings in its tank before the October premiere, The CW’s DC-adapted drama adds even more familiar faces to fan-friendly roles. Latest to enter the fray are ‘Supernatural‘ alum Amy Gumenick in the loving role of DC villain Cupid, and ‘Glee‘ star Nolan Funk as a face from Felicity’s past.
Per Entertainment Weekly, Gumenick will appear in the 6th and 7th ‘Arrow’ season 3 episodes as Carrie Cutter (yeesh, subtle on either side), better known as DC’s Green Arrow-obsessed villainess Cupid. Having created the character for DC comics himself, here’s what ‘Arrow’ producer Andrew Kreisberg had to say of its latest villainous addition:
I always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan. When I was writing the comic book, my big goal was to create a villain who would last. Cupid has since appeared in the DC Nation shorts on Cartoon Network, and to have her fight our TV Arrow is so much more than I ever could have hoped for the character.
Then again, Oliver won’t be the only one getting some attention this season, as producers have also revealed that ‘Glee’ star Nolan Funk will play Felicity’s MIT flashback boyfriend Cooper Seldon (seriously?) in episode 5, aptly titled “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak.” it remains to be seen if Cooper will pop up in the present as well, but a recent Vancouver shoot showed (spoiler alert!) the ‘Glee’ star locking lips with a raven-haired MIT Felicity, before being dragged off by the FBI.
Most recently adding Matt Ward as DC’s Komodo, ‘Arrow’ season 3 has also recruited ‘Superman Returns’ star Brandon Routh in a major recurring role as tech magnate (and likely Felicity love interest) Ray Palmer, better known as DC’s “The Atom.” Not only that, but ‘22 Jump Street”s Peter Stormare will act as our new Vertigo, J.R. Ramirez will appear as DC superhero Wildcat, David Cubitt will play DC’s Manhunter, and ‘Real Steel’ star Karl Yune will play Oliver’s flashback Hong Kong handler alongside Rila Fukushima as DC’s Katana, having replaced Devon Aoki.
We’re still waiting for ‘Arrow’ season 3 to drop its biggest casting to date, but in the meantime, what say you? Are you excited for the show’s October 8 premiere? Watch the latest trailer below in the meantime, and tell us what you want to see from the DC drama’s return this fall!