Arrow's Paul Blackthorne has been confirmed as a member of the Empire's Inferno Squad in EA DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II. Blacktorne will be playing a character named Gideon Hask in the squad, as he confirmed to a fan on Twitter. His tweet was then picked up by the official EA Star Wars account, making the confirmation double official.
Blackthorne, is best known for his role as Quentin Lance in The CW series Arrow, and is joining True Blood's Janina Gavankar, who will play the protagonist and Inferno Squad leader Iden Versio. While Blackthorne was shown briefly in a behind-the-scenes video for Battlefront II this past weekend at Star Wars Celebration, we didn't get any details about his casting.
Star Wars: Battlefront II will release for PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 17. Gavankar's casting as Iden Versio was met with some criticism from the less inclusive members of the Star Wars but Blacktorne's casting will likely not cause the same controversy. The game's single player campaign was written by Walt Williams of Spec Ops: The Line and Mitch Dyer formerly of IGN. However, the story will begin as a book by Christie Golden that is out this summer. For a quicker rundown, here is a list of everything we know about the game so far.