SAN DIEGO – There’s two new residents moving to Starling City — and they’re no friends of “Arrow.”
The addition of a pair of villains based on characters from the DC Comics universe was announced Saturday at the Comic-Con presentation for the crime-fighting CW series “Arrow.”
“Spawn” star Michael Jai White will play Ben Turner, a claw-wielding Suicide Squad assassin known as Bronze Tiger. He’ll form an alliance with China White, the alabaster-haired villainess played by Kelly Hu. “True Blood” and “Southland” actor Kevin Alejandro will portray Sebastian Blood, a savvy politician based on the “New Teen Titans” baddie Brother Blood.
“Arrow” star Stephen Amell was joined on Saturday’s panel by co-stars David Ramsey, Colton Haynes, Emily Bett Rickards and Katie Cassidy, as well as executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg.
The panel launched with a trailer for the second season showing Amell’s Oliver Queen contemplating a new nickname and a butt-kicking masked woman believed to be the Black Canary, the famous DC Comics heroine and Arrow love interest.
Kreisberg hinted that “one of the things we’re doing this season is we’re telling the beginning of the Black Canary story” but wouldn’t say which character would be underneath the mask.
The second season of “Arrow” premieres Oct. 9.
AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang is tweeting from Comic-Con at http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang .