Katie was at Comic Con yesterday and I’ve added a couple images from the panel and the Entertainment Weekly Annual Comic Con Celebration party to the gallery.
Appearances > From 2013 > July 20: Arrow Panel at Comic Con
Appearances > From 2013 > July 21: Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Comic-Con Celebration
We can all breathe a sigh of relief at the information that was leaked about Caity Lotz playing Black Canary!
“There’s been a bit of misinformation printed out there and what I would say is, yes, Caity Lotz is joining the show in a recurring role and we’re really excited,” he tells the site. “She’s a tremendously talented actress. The character she’s playing is really the beginning of the story of the Black Canary.” He also had this to say about her possibly filling the Black Canary role. “The character that Caity is portraying is the beginning of the Black Canary story and we’re really excited for the fans to go on the journey with us. So much of our show is about defying expectations, meeting expectations and exceeding expectations, and we really want our fans to experience the show by watching it and enjoying it and enjoying all the twists and turns and surprises the way we intend.
“Everything about our show is about origins and evolution,” he continues. “When we met Deathstroke, everyone automatically assumed it was Slade Wilson [Manu Bennett] in the mask, but then we revealed we met Slade Wilson later. With Tommy [Colin Donnell], we thought that that was Merlyn, but Tommy was really the beginning of the Merlyn story because we saw how it evolved to John Barrowman and beyond. Oliver [Stephen Amell] himself, when we first meet him, he’s not the Green Arrow yet. The series itself is an evolution of this character.” As for whether or not Laurel Lance will become Black Canary, Kreisberg says, “Everyone knows that Laurel Lance is the Black Canary. That’s the way it is in the comic books, but how we get from A to B is the story of our show. In the same way that Oliver, when we meet him, is the vigilante, but this season he’s going to becoming the Arrow, that’s the step of his journey to eventually becoming the Green Arrow. Laurel Lance right now is a lawyer with a lot of heart and a lot of humanity and courage. But it takes more than that to put on the mask and go out and fight crime. Our series is the evolution of that. People will see how Caity Lotz fits into Laurel’s journey along the way. For us, it’s very emotional and surprising and exciting. I would say to everybody, we haven’t let you down so far. Keep going on this ride with us.”
Very disappointed in this, but I wish Ms. Lotz the best in the role
Drake was created by the writer-artist team of Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino. Wizard once ranked her as the 71st greatest comic book character of all time.
Lotz had a recurring role on AMC’s Mad Men, starred on MTV’s Death Valley and will next be seen in Screen Gems’ Battle of the Year along with The Machine and Live at the Foxes Den. Her casting in Arrow comes a week after Summer Glau was brought on as Queen family friend and Oliver love interest Isobel Rochev.
Hi everybody! Let me first introduce myself, my name is Luciana and I will be helping Holly and Dea here at Katie Cassidy Central. I’m a big Katie fan and I’m thrilled to be part of this site.
To start, I have a few pictures of Kate in Shangai last June 2, when she attended a promotional event of fashion brand IstaStyle of Fanstang. Check it:
Appearances > From 2013 > July 2: Katie Cassidy Visits Shangai
After the script title had been blacked out in a Twitter post from executive producer Marc Guggenheim, SpoilerTV reports that the ‘Arrow’ season 2 premiere will bear the title “City of Heroes,” (no, not for the game), and introduce a new boss for Laurel Lance in the form of Adam Donner, the new Assistant District Attorney for Starling City. Shades of Harvey Dent, anybody?
Elsewhere, ‘Arrow’ season 2 will pick up on October 9 some time after the events of season 1 finale “Sacrifice,” continuing its ‘Batman Begins‘-influenced storytelling with the addition of multiple new villains to the series. Season 1 guest stars Colton Haynes (Roy Harper), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) and Manu Bennett (Slade Wilson) have all been upgraded to series regulars for the second year in Starling City.
Arrow’s new season will kick off it’s new season on October 9th.
Monday, Oct. 7:
Hart of Dixie
Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday, Oct. 9:
The Tomorrow People
Thursday, Oct. 10:
The Vampire Diaries
Tuesday, Oct. 15:
Friday, Oct. 25:
The Carrie Diaries
America’s Next Top Model (starts Aug. 2)
Sorry for the delay, I’ve added images of Katie attending the CTV Upfronts on the 6th of this month to the gallery.
Appearances > From 2013 > June 6: CTV Upfront 2013 Presentation
We all know that Dinah Lance becomes the Black Canary at some point, much like us, Katie can’t wait to play her.
“It’s something I’ve been looking forward to,” Cassidy said over the phone last week while on a beach in Malibu, Calif. “I’ve definitely started preparing myself, as I know my character will turn into Black Canary at some point, but I don’t know when, exactly. Physically I’m trying to get in the best shape possible. I’m looking forward to the fight training.”
Read more of the article at the Chicago Tribune where Katie talks more about Laurel and comic book fans – and how intimidated she is by them.