Report: The CW's ARROW Casts BLACK CANARY
It looks like Arrow has set its sights on Black Canary. Jeff Sneider and Jethro Nededog at The Wrap are reporting that The CW’s Arrow television series has cast Caity Lotz to play Black Canary in this fall’s second season. Currently Arrow’s producers have Lotz’s Black Canary as a recurring part of the series, with the potential to be expanded to be a series regular. The Black Canary character has long been attached to DC’s Green Arrow, as a partner, love interest and eventually wife in the comics.
Caity Lotz recently starred in the horror film The Pact, and prior to that was one of the main characters in the MTV series Death Valley. Lotz has a strong track record of physicality, doing her own stunts for Death Valley and working as a stunt-double for Step Up 3D. She also has a background in three martial arts.
Of course, this casting would come as quite a surprise to fans of the show and the comic book it is based on, as Katie Cassidy has already been playing the character Dinah "Laurel" Lance, who in the comics is Black Canary's alter-ego, since the first episode of the series. What connection the two characters will have, if any, remains to be seen.