Just as The Flash has introduced us to no shortage of speedsters throughout the years, Arrow has seen its share of archers come through the door. In addition to Oliver Queen AKA the Green Arrow himself, we’ve met the likes of Roy Harper/Arsenal, Thea Queen/Speedy, Malcolm Merlyn/the Dark Archer and Carrie Cutter/Cupid over the course of six seasons.
Having taken that quick trip down memory lane, it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to learn that we may be adding another to the quiver come this fall. As you may recall, word on the street has said at least two notable DC characters will be surfacing in Star City before long, one of which is a female vigilante.
Thanks to a recently surfaced clip over at Vimeo, we’ve been given an idea as to what the future may hold. You see, actress Izzy Alan has auditioned for a character currently being referred to as “Konomi Rhodes,” which we’re guessing is but a code name used to prevent major spoilers from leaking.
In this video, she reads for scenes being shared with whom we assume to be Green Arrow and Black Canary, in which we learn that she’s indeed a vigilante from the Glades relying on brutal methods – and that she’s lost her father to mafia violence. What’s more is that she mimes drawing back a bow at one point, so it’s safe to say we know her weapon of choice.
Now, this new info has caused some to shoot down the notion that “Konomi” is not the Emiko Queen character from the source material, but we’re not ruling out her being based on Emiko – it’s just that she’ll be of a different lineage. Don’t forget, she was among the more recent to dub themselves “Red Arrow” in the comics, so it’s very possible that Benjamin Percy’s run be used as inspiration for whatever lies ahead.
Arrow returns for its seventh season on Monday nights this fall on The CW, and we can’t wait to see how this young woman factors into things.