Arrow/Flash Spin-Off: Arthur Darvill Cast as Rip Hunter

by Thomas ODonnell
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Arthur Darvill to play “Time Master” Rip Hunter on the Arrow/Flash spin-off show!

Hot on the heels of the earlier announced Hawkgirl casting, It was announced that British actor Arthur Darvill will take on the role of Richard “Rip” Hunter. Darvill is perhaps best known in his role as one of the Eleventh Doctor’s (Doctor Who) companions.

Rip Hunter
Arthur Darvill

His role for the Arrow/Flash spin-off was described as:

“TRAVELER”| Described as a “Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission. His razor-sharp wit hides the pain of a man who has lived through serious conflict. He also harbors many secrets, always leaving both his teammates and the audience unsure of his true allegiances.

The cast thus far, Ray Palmer-Atom (Brandon Routh), Prof. Martin Stein-Firestorm (Victor Garber), Sara Lance-Black Canary (Caity Lotz), Kendra Saunders-Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée), Richard “Rip” Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and a “Mystery Hero” yet to be revealed!

Rip Hunter

Rip Hunter


  • Temporal Mechanics: Rip Hunter is an expert in the field of temporal mechanics, quantum theory and the relationship between energy and matter as it pertains to the Space/Time continuum.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic): Although Rip prefers the solitude of a laboratory, he has also trained himself in the martial combat lessons from societies and cultures from BC to the end of time.

With the announcement of Ciara Renée being cast in the role of Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl earlier today and now Arthur Darvill in the role Richard “Rip” Hunter, that leaves just one more role not filled yet…..

“MYSTERY HERO” | An African-American male in his twenties will fill the role of a regular, street smart guy who unexpectedly gains powers, and then, as part of the team, regularly quips about the insanity of the situations.

Could the “mystery hero” be Wally West as Kid Flash/Impulse?

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Source: Deadline

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