Update: TVLine has confirmed Kinney’s casting, and pegs her version of Bug-Eyed Bandit as a tech wizard and hacker who becomes a bit of a nemesis for Felicity Smoak.
Now that the Scarlet Speedster has come up against several members of his own Rogues gallery on The Flash, he’ll soon be invading the airspace of another Justice League member and doing battle with one of The Atom’s baddies. According to PUNKD Images, The Walking Dead actress Emily Kinney has joined the series as Atom villain Bug-Eyed Bandit.
Rather than play the famous mustachioed Bertram Larvan iteration of the character, it seems that Kinney will be playing a new, female version named Brie Larvan. She’ll appear in The Flash‘s eighteenth episode, titled “All-Star Team Up,” which also serves as a crossover for Brandon Routh’s A.T.O.M.
Routh debuted on Arrow this year and has yet to make the jump from Star City to the neighboring town of Central City. Bringing the famous Atom villain to The Flash is a cool way to cross the streams and give Routh a reason for teaming up with the speedster. Perhaps it’ll even lay some foundation for that proposed Atom spin-off we’ve been hearing about.
The Flash airs on Tuesdays on the CW.
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