DOCTOR WHO Star Added To ARROW/THE FLASH Spinoff As 'Rip Hunter'/'The Traveler'

DOCTOR WHO Star Added To ARROW/THE FLASH Spinoff As 'Rip Hunter'/'The Traveler'

Following the news earlier today that the untitled Arrow/The Flash spinoff has found an actress to play Hawkgirl, it has now been revealed that a major star and fan-favourite character from Doctor Who has been added to the cast as Rip Hunter/The Traveler. Read on for details...

By JoshWilding - Mar 30, 2015 05:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Arrow
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Rip Hunter has been cast in the untitled Arrow/The Flash spinoff, and The CW has found an actor who is no stranger to time travel. Doctor Who alum Arthur Darvill is in final talks to play The Traveler, a character they describe as "a roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit." We heard that the series would feature a time traveller, but many fans believed that it would be Booster Gold. Hunter led a team of time-travelling heroes when he was first introduced; could the likes of The Atom and Captain Cold be part of that? Darvill is also known for appearing in ITV drama Broadchurch. The actor joins a cast which includes Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Victor Garber, and Caity Lotz. How do you guys feel about this latest casting addition? 
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Minty
Minty - 3/30/2015, 5:10 PM
Dammit @JoshWilding this was supposed to be my glorious return! :P Haha ya beat me by seconds ;)

Oh, hai guyz...

MisterBatfleck
MisterBatfleck - 3/30/2015, 5:16 PM
So Booster will get the movies.

I like this. A LOT.
TronVin
TronVin - 3/30/2015, 5:18 PM
@MisterBatfleck

Which makes sense considering David Goyer said last year a Booster Gold film was in development and Snyder said Blue Beetle will come to the DCCU.
MisterBatfleck
MisterBatfleck - 3/30/2015, 5:21 PM
@TronVin

It's all falling in place.
Pasto
Pasto - 3/30/2015, 5:30 PM
Damn son.....just damn....
spidey1994
spidey1994 - 3/30/2015, 5:39 PM
OH [frick] YES!!!! RORY WILLIAMS, MOTHER[frick]ERS!!!!
AvengingWolverine
AvengingWolverine - 3/30/2015, 5:41 PM
So Marvel got Amy Pond, and DC got Rory Williams.
Huh.
LMB10
LMB10 - 3/30/2015, 5:41 PM
Just let the CW do Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman DC. It'll be better than whatever the movies have to offer
MartiBro14
MartiBro14 - 3/30/2015, 5:41 PM
the multiverse is starting to take shape. Still no Dexter either....
HulkOnion
HulkOnion - 3/30/2015, 5:42 PM
Aww man, i was just about to send in this article and my internet shut down.



just my luck eh

@MisterBatfleck I was hoping we'd get Booster here. if my theory is right Wells has connections to the multiverse and i guess that could mean all the shows and movies could co-exist and this is fueling that theory, kind of...
maybe, that could be a way for booster to exist in both, Like Ezra and Grant's Flashes
MartiBro14
MartiBro14 - 3/30/2015, 5:42 PM
@LMB10 How about no???
gamecreatorjj
gamecreatorjj - 3/30/2015, 5:43 PM
i was hoping for booster, rip is good too
FordEl
FordEl - 3/30/2015, 5:44 PM
@Pasto

DCTV just gets bigger and bigger
CornBred
CornBred - 3/30/2015, 5:44 PM
Oh gosh its CW day
*runs out the door*
HulkOnion
HulkOnion - 3/30/2015, 5:44 PM
if youn read Berlanti's Flash script or the summary of it (i suggest you do, although it could spoil the show with all theyre integrating from there) it shows that they already are planning (or they WERE planning, and i still think they are with, as ive said, all theyre copying from that script) the multiverse. just maybe...
CornBred
CornBred - 3/30/2015, 5:45 PM
hopefully this means Justice League part 2 is infinite crisis now that we know Booster gold and blue beetle are in the DCCCU
FordEl
FordEl - 3/30/2015, 5:46 PM
@TronVin

Yeah, I know CW was told they couldnt use Blue Beetle so they turned that character into Ray Palmer instead. Which I think turned out fine. Routh is great but we need some shrinkage.
spidey1994
spidey1994 - 3/30/2015, 5:46 PM
CornBred
CornBred - 3/30/2015, 5:46 PM
hes gonna bring the Canary from the past to the present
BlackPhillip
BlackPhillip - 3/30/2015, 5:46 PM
Rory!!!
NovaCorpsFan
NovaCorpsFan - 3/30/2015, 5:48 PM
The Traveler?



Sorry if that offends anyone on here who is genuinely of a travelling heritage. But [frick] it, I'm Irish, I make Irish jokes!
blackandyellow
blackandyellow - 3/30/2015, 5:48 PM
Never heard of him.
MrCBM56
MrCBM56 - 3/30/2015, 5:49 PM
No, Rip Hunter still needs to be in the Booster Gold movie (If there is one anyway). If there's going to be anyone who checks his immaturity and make sure he doesn't disrupt anything, it's him. 'Cause it sure in hell ain't Ted.

MrCBM56
MrCBM56 - 3/30/2015, 5:49 PM
But this casting is fun. Show has me intrigued, can't wait.
Darth258
Darth258 - 3/30/2015, 5:49 PM
Hell Yeah! Rory!
a roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself >/i>

GhostDog
GhostDog - 3/30/2015, 5:51 PM
Wtf is this shows plot???? Rip hunter and time travel.....what is going on...I'd feel like he's more inclined to be on Flash but idk
MrCBM56
MrCBM56 - 3/30/2015, 5:52 PM
I wonder if they'll visualize the timestream.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 3/30/2015, 5:53 PM
This show is gonna make Arrow look like child's play. Sounds so interesting...except atom being iron man
pucrepeap
pucrepeap - 3/30/2015, 5:59 PM
The should make a Centurion spin-off
AquamanIsTheBest
AquamanIsTheBest - 3/30/2015, 5:59 PM
Yay...it's not booster...I now no longer care
maxx
maxx - 3/30/2015, 6:01 PM
This is all a true geek celebration of New Who:

- David Tennant is The Purple Man
- John Barrowman is Merlyn
- Karen Gillian is Nebula
- Arya Stark in Series 9
- Arthur Darvil is The Traveler
- Billie Piper is in Penny Dreadful
- Matt Smith is in TG...uhhh, we'll start looking for a better home for you right now Matt!

Did I forget anyone?!
StreakOfBlue
StreakOfBlue - 3/30/2015, 6:05 PM
Mr. Pond!

@maxx Jenna Coleman as Bucky's friend in Captain America 1?
StreakOfBlue
StreakOfBlue - 3/30/2015, 6:07 PM
Mr. Pond!
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