As TVLine correctly predicted (hey, we’re 1-for-2!), Darvill’s character is Rip Hunter, a roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit.
Rip Hunter is one of three DC Comics figures in the project who have never been portrayed on TV before.
As previously reported, the proposed “team-up” spinoff will also star Arrow‘s Brandon Routh (who plays Ray/The Atom), Caity Lotz (formerly Sara/Canary), The Flash‘s Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein/half of Firestorm), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave) and Pippin actress Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl.
In addition to playing Rory on Doctor Who, Darvill also starred in Broadchurch and Once on Broadway.