Well, it was a matter of time before the missus wanted in on a piece of her husband’s action. And she’s making a big splash – or is it freeze? – in a big way.
It has been announced that Cassandra Jean-Amell, wife of Arrow star Stephen Amell, has been cast in the role of Nora Fries for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover that will also introduce Batwoman to Supergirl’s dimension.
Comic fans recognize Nora Fries as the ill-fated wife of Victor Fries, whose efforts to restore her health inadvertently leads to his transformation into Mister Freeze, one of Batman’s most tragic villains. She was previously featured in season 2 of Fox’s Gotham, portrayed by Kristen Hager. Given the flexibility of the writing in the Arrowverse with regards to gender roles, could Nora pose the cold comfort instead of her husband in this universe?
Amell first debuted on television as one of the contestants on America’s Next Top Model, and this was followed by guest appearances on One Tree Hill, Mad Men, and Hart of Dixie.
The upcoming crossover will also feature Tyler Hoechlin returning to the role of Clark Kent/Superman and debut Elizabeth Tulloch as his better half, Lois Lane, and Ruby Rose as Kat Kane/Batwoman.
Excluding DC’s Legends of Tomorrow this year, the 2018 crossover event begins with The Flash on December 9th at 8 pm on the CW, and is followed by Arrow on December 10th, and concludes with Supergirl on December 11th, both at 8 pm.