Hot on the heels of the first look at the character Deathstroke the Terminator and how he'll appear in CW's superhero hit 'Arrow,' Entertainment Weekly has dished up a sneak peek at 'Arrow's take on Helena Bertinelli, the deadly Huntress!
The CW is adding a little Australian flair to the character, casting Jessica De Gouw, a little-known actress from Down Under.
When asked about the appearance of the fan-favourite character, 'Arrow' Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg explained that "she is the dark mirror version of Oliver, and it was a nice contrast to him because he’s pretty extreme. He goes a lot further than not only his comic book version," Kreisberg continued, "but lots of comic book characters — most have a code of draws the line against killing... Oliver has taken the darkness inside with him and is doing something positive with it. She’s taken the darkness inside her and is seeking revenge and doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process."
Unlike Deathstroke, 'Arrow' will not mark the first live-action appearance of The Huntress character. She appeared in the short-lived 'Birds of Prey' series, as well as this appearance in a 1979 NBC 'Legends of Superheroes' special, played by Barbara Joyce.
I think I like the older one better than this 'Dark Knight Rises' knock-off.
How many episodes will De Gouw's Huntress appear in? Kreisberg explains:
"It’s two episodes for now but we definitely hope we see more of her. We certainly set her up as an interesting foil for Oliver and we’re excited to see where else we can take her."
The Huntress arrives in Starling City on November 28, in an episode appropriately titled "Vendetta." 'Arrow' stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, a billionaire playboy who wages a war on crime after five years marooned on a mysterious island.