The fifth season of The CW’s hit drama Arrow will find supporting player Echo Kellum upgraded to series regular, which means he should be getting a bit more screen time (in addition to a pay increase). And with that additional exposure, perhaps it’s time for the character of Curtis Holt to finally evolve into Mister Terrific, and for Kellum himself to put on a costume of his own.
Speaking with Moviefone, the actor is keen to take the next steps as a member of Team Arrow:
“Yes, yes. Second that! Where is my costume? Guggenheim, if you’re listening, or reading, whatever: Where’s my costume? No, I definitely want to suit up really bad. But I understand. It’s this arc. You’ve got to build up to it. But I definitely hope — and I believe, hopefully, within this season we should see Curtis Holt get there in some capacity. So I’m really looking forward to all that’s happening.”
Curtis Holt is based on the DC Comics character Michael Holt, a hyper-intelligent scientist with Olympic-level athleticism who assumed the mantle of Mister Terrific, and Holt’s vast knowledge and commitment to helping his fellow man was a major drawing point for Kellum:
“I think it’s just his commitment to science. It was kind of fascinating to me that he kind of turned off every kind of religious spirituality aspect in his life and became an atheist. It was just like, “It’s about this. This is how we forward humanity. This is how we figure out what the hell we’re doing here.” So it’s just his undying, un-wilting basis of going to science.
That’s something that’s really fascinating about the character, because everything that we know and have as human beings is all predicated through science. So whether he’s going through dimensions or whatnot, it’s just really cool to see someone really delve into that. Because we need more scientists. We need more people helping forward humanity.”
Arrow returns for its fifth season later this year, exclusively on The CW.
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