SCOOP: New Character Coming to Arrow – Blackstar?

Bleeding cool hears about a new character for the CW TV show Arrow.

Could this be the 'secret' character referred to by star of the show Stephen Amell in this tweeted video?

With the chairs the Arrowverse Elseworlds crossover for Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), David Ramsey (Diggle), Amell (Green Arrow), Carlos Valdes (Cisco/Vibe), Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin/Killer Frost), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) and Grant Gustin (Flash). And one known as 'Secret'…

Bleeding Cool has learned that a new character will be called Blackstar, described to us as a 'badass woman whose story starts as an underground cage fighter'.

There's is no immediate equivalent in the DC Comics Universe that we can find.

There is Black Star, a living black hole and villain of Firestorm, friends with Skull Crasher and Relay and who works for Doctor Megala.

SCOOP: New Character Coming to Arrow – Blackstar?

There's the Black Star from decades before, he was an enemy of the Seven Soldiers of Victory.

SCOOP: New Character Coming to Arrow – Blackstar?

There was a Black Star, enemy of the Blackhawks.
SCOOP: New Character Coming to Arrow – Blackstar?

There is also Blackstarr, supervillain and enemy to Supergirl, a Nazi scientist who unlocked cosmic secrets and developed incredible energy powers, and later a member of General Rock's Suicide Squad.

SCOOP: New Character Coming to Arrow – Blackstar?

Either way, if she is popular, expect a DC Comics series starring her within the – what – next five years if you're lucky?

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.