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Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill Has Joined The CW’s Arrow/Flash Superhero Spinoff as a Time Traveler

OMG we can honestly say this is Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey... Stuff!

ArthurDarvillThe irony! The IRRRROOOOONNNNYYYY!

Just last night we were excitedly reporting on Hawkgirl’s addition to The CW superhero/villain spinoff show… that… show…

Yeah, that one. So far it’s set to star Brandon Routh (as The Atom), Victor Garber (as Dr. Martin Stein), Wentworth Miller (as Captain Cold), Caity Lotz (as ???), and the just announced Ciara Renée (as Hawkgirl). Now they’ve gone and added none other than Rip Hunter to the team.

RipHunterYup, one of DC Comics’ famous time travel experts. Or, as Deadline describes him:

Rip Hunter, described as a roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit.

Sound like anyone to you?

Anyway, this is cool news to me. I’ve enjoyed Darvill’s post Doctor Who work on Broadchurch and am excited to see him take on another geeky project. What do you think about the casting and how do you think Rip’s addition will work in the story/CW superhero universe?

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."