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Arrow Casts Wildcat — Will He Train Laurel to Become the New Canary?

Arrow Season 2 Wildcat

The “mystery” man about to enter Laurel Lance’s life has been unmasked.

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The CW’s Arrow has cast Emily Owens alum J.R. Ramirez as the DC Comics character Ted “Wildcat” Grant, who in his TV incarnation is an ex-boxer who runs a gym for underprivileged youth in Starling City, our sister site Deadline reports.

Per DC Comics lore, Ted, as a member of the Justice Society of America, trained assorted crimefighters — including Black Canary. And as EP Marc Guggenheim recently told TVLine, in talking up Katie Cassidy’s Season 3 story arc, “There will be some interactions with a new character that we haven’t announced yet…. Her fans will be really, really happy.”

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In addition to his run as Emily Owens‘ Dr. Aquino, Ramirez’s TV credits also include Starz’s Power, House of Payne and Hacienda Heights.

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