J.R. Ramirez To Play 'Wildcat' In Season Three Of ARROW; 'Black Canary' On The Way?

J.R. Ramirez To Play 'Wildcat' In Season Three Of ARROW; 'Black Canary' On The Way?

Arrow has chosen J.R. Ramirez (Power) to play Wildcat in season three of The CW series, and based on the official description of his character, it sounds as if we should expect to see him training Laurel Lance - the future Black Canary - just like in the comics...

Deadline reports that J.R. Ramirez has joined the cast of season three of Arrow as Ted "Wildcat" Grant. It was initially revealed at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con that the character would join the series, but there was no mention of who would be playing him. It's said that the role of Wildcat will be a recurring one. In the comics, he was a member of the Justice Society of America and served as both a mentor and trainer to the Black Canary. The description for this version states that, "In Arrow, Grant will be a former boxer who now runs a gym for underprivileged youth. A man with a mysterious past, he will play a pivotal role in Laurel Lance’s arc this season." It sounds an awful lot like we'll see him training Laurel then (played by Katie Cassidy), so her becoming Black Canary could happen sooner than expected. What do you think?
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Filed Under "Arrow" 7/29/2014 Source: Deadline
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Pasto - 7/29/2014, 8:53 AM
CW Justice League.
Doopie - 7/29/2014, 8:55 AM
really? he seems all to young to be Wildcat
isee - 7/29/2014, 9:01 AM
He does seems young... Maybe he's the second Wildcat. And his father could be Ted Grant and be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan!
blackagar94 - 7/29/2014, 9:02 AM
Wildcat needs to look rough, like he has seen it all, done it all. This guy just doesn't look the part. Nothing against him, he just doesn't. The guy who played The Comedian in Watchmen would have been perfect.
Kang - 7/29/2014, 9:02 AM
Black Canary 2 is on the way!
blackagar94 - 7/29/2014, 9:03 AM
@isee I hope you're right. I forgot he had a hispanic (I think) son in the comics.
Doopie - 7/29/2014, 9:03 AM
I would have preferred an older version, someone rough and tough looking, but maybe isee is right and this is the original's son?? could be
DrunkenNukem - 7/29/2014, 9:08 AM
@isee...that would be insane....Dean Morgan its a great actor
sappro - 7/29/2014, 9:13 AM
Justice Society OF America
Doopie - 7/29/2014, 9:13 AM

check this out - you might like it

Kang - 7/29/2014, 9:16 AM

LMAO! That was hilarious! Great work, man!
NovaCorpsFan - 7/29/2014, 9:18 AM
Say it with me...

Justice Society of America.
McGee - 7/29/2014, 9:21 AM
Ridiculous cat costume no one will take serious or GTFO! >:(
CaptainComicBook - 7/29/2014, 9:22 AM
I just hope that DC doesn't mind casting a Flash and Green Arrow for the cinematic universe just because they're on TV. The same goes for TV. I hope they can use Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
DangerDuck83 - 7/29/2014, 9:26 AM
@isee Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ted Grant would be awesome!!!
DCGuy - 7/29/2014, 9:28 AM
anyone got a picture of him? he tall? strong? any info?
CherryBomb - 7/29/2014, 9:32 AM
This is awesome. Laurel is gonna surprise us all with her transformation into the kick ass Black Canary.
soforizo - 7/29/2014, 9:34 AM
If there was ever a time to wear a leather jacket instead of a costume THIS is it.
SecretWarrior - 7/29/2014, 9:35 AM
I really hopeits Wilcat's son and not the original. They probably cast a younger guy so he could have a relationship with laurel.

Imo, one of the best things about smallville was how they portrayed the classic JSA in the flashbacks. That Ted Grant was perfect!
Gusto - 7/29/2014, 9:35 AM
"a former boxer who now runs a gym for underprivileged youth"

Sounds sexy!
Doopie - 7/29/2014, 9:37 AM

thanks man, had you in mind when making it :)
NicolausCopernicus - 7/29/2014, 9:41 AM
i wanted sly
Darktower - 7/29/2014, 9:42 AM
Not a fan of a Wildcat but hey.. its in Arrow .. excite !
DEVLIN712 - 7/29/2014, 9:43 AM
I really hope Laurel doesn't become Black Widow, as much as the show tries she always ends up like Arrow's own Lana Lang. Sara is the much better character
DEVLIN712 - 7/29/2014, 9:44 AM
But as for the casting and the inclusion of Wildcat, it sounds cool. Looking forward to seeing how Arrow begins to flesh out it's own roster of superheroes that can (eventually) work together
Dmon - 7/29/2014, 9:45 AM
WTF They should have got Randy Couture to play Wild Cat that would have been perfect.
Nomis - 7/29/2014, 9:48 AM
Not to keen on this choice.

Klone - 7/29/2014, 9:48 AM
Space - 7/29/2014, 9:49 AM
Klone - 7/29/2014, 9:49 AM
The character of Sara and her concept is find but the actress prevents me from liking her.
Doopie - 7/29/2014, 9:55 AM
I'm not a big fan of either Lance sister - the actresses at least, the characters are okay I guess but not the highlight of the show.

I am looking forward to GA and Wildcat having a fight though. Kinda wanna see wildcat put Ollie on his ass
GuardianAngel - 7/29/2014, 9:58 AM
It's Ted Grant. They said so at the panel, but instead of just being a mentor, he's gonna be a love interest, BECAUSE IT'S THE CW. Another love triangle. -_-
Flamefury - 7/29/2014, 9:58 AM
@CherryBomb, I agree. Im really looking forward to Laurel's transformation into Black Canary.
We have seen hints of her kicking ass a bit and knowing some self defence in earlier episodes but the opponents she was fighting always seemed to eventually get the upper hand.
Its time for her to start taking some villains down and out now!
JorL5150 - 7/29/2014, 9:59 AM
I thought wildcat was an old guy from justice society era.

joniegogo84 - 7/29/2014, 10:00 AM
I think Dominic Purcell should be an ok choice for TV..
IsaiahBradley - 7/29/2014, 10:02 AM
I always envisioned Randy "The Natural" Couture as Wildcat. I think he would fit the role perfectly if Wildcat were in a DC film.
johnblake - 7/29/2014, 10:05 AM
I really don't want to see laurel as black canary. Sarah is so much better. She doesn't have the body.
Namor - 7/29/2014, 10:09 AM
I actually love Wildcat, so it works for me. I wonder if they'll have Sandman and the other Justice Society players.
Namor - 7/29/2014, 10:15 AM
Anyone who can serve as a mentor to Bats is pretty F'in cool.
Kang - 7/29/2014, 10:17 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing Laurel become Black Canary. It's something I've been looking forward to since the pilot.

Katie Cassidy has been pumping iron lately, so she's definitely preparing herself for the role.
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