Arthur Darvill who played Doctor Who favorite Rory has been casts in the super spinoff show. Arthur will be playing Rip Hunter a time traveler in the comics. He is described as a “roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit.” So yeah…. I think Darvill will be right at home with the role.
Personally I don’t know too much about Rip Hunter aside from the fact that he has one of the best names in comics. The fact that he’s basically Doctor Who makes me a little a little sad. It just seems lazy but my experiences with the character were that he was this haggardly stressed out time traveler but I can see why they went with the fun version.
Rip is actually the first of three DC characters that have never made it on TV before. Rip Hunter (Darvill) joins the cast of Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée), as well as The Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Hat Wave (Dominic Purcell), Martin Stein (Victor Garber), and an unknown role played by Caity Lotz who was the original Canary but was killed off.
How this show won’t be a mess I’ll never know.