The Comic-Con trailer for season 2 of The CW’s superhero show Arrow promised us a “City of Heroes,” and it seems like that’s what we’re going to get. Not only have there been hints that Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) might soon be taking up a hood of his own, Caity Lotz will also be donning a domino mask as Black Canary, and showrunner Marc Guggenheim has said that Starling City’s arrow-slinging vigilante will eventually run into The Flash as well.
With all these heroes floating around, they’ll need a decent brace of enemies to keep them occupied, and it looks like season 2 of Arrow won’t be short on those either. Firefly actress Summer Glau will be stepping on Oliver Queen’s business toes as his rival, Isabel Rochev, and Guggenheim has promised that another big bad will be joining her this season.
It now seems that even more trouble is on the way, especially for Oliver’s friend and reliable bodyguard, Diggle. An episode title and synopsis for the sixth episode of Arrow season 2 have been revealed over at SpoilerTV, promising the introduction of another character from the comic books. Dr. Amanda Blake Waller will appear in a recurring role on the show as an agent of A.R.G.U.S., the organization that was trying to hunt down Deadshot in the first season, and her first mission in Arrow will be to send out a team charged with kidnapping Diggle.
Waller has appeared on screen quite a few times in recent years, not only in cartoon form on Justice League Unlimited but also portrayed by Angela Bassett in the recent Green Lantern movie, and by Pam Grier in the ninth season of Smallville. The title of this episode, which perhaps explains Amanda’s motivation for trying to bring poor Diggle to her side, is “Keep Your Enemies Closer.”
The news of Waller’s inclusion doesn’t come as a total surprise. Though executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in April that there were “no definitive plans” to include Waller, but they’d definitely discussed the possibility of featuring the Suicide Squad on the show. Guggenheim has also promised that season 2 of Arrow will feature some of the most important characters in the DC universe, so it makes sense to introduce Waller and possible some of her compatriots.
The actress who will play the role of Waller is currently unannounced, so now is the time to let us know who your dream casting choice for the role would be. Once that’s out of the way, tell us which actor you think they’ve snagged to play the role in Arrow.
Arrow season 2 premieres Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 @9pm on The CW.