CCI: Arrow Casts X2’s Kelly Hu As DC Comics Villain China White
Kelly Hu, the model turned actress who played Lady Deathstrike in X2: X-Men United, will guest star on The CW’s Arrow as China White, the South Pacific drug cartel leader introduced in DC Comics’ Green Arrow: Year One. The announcement was made Friday at Comic-Con International.
Created by Andy Diggle and Jock for the 2007 miniseries, China White is a heroin importer who comes into conflict with billionaire playboy Oliver Queen when he’s marooned on an an island that serves as the base for her drug operations.
Developed by Green Lantern screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and Fringe co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, Arrow centers on Oliver Queen, a wealthy young bad boy who, after spending five years shipwrecked on an island, returns to Starling City with a mastery of the bow and a determination to make a difference.
Star Stephen Amell (Hung) is joined by Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn, Katie Cassidy (Supernatural, Melrose Place) as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey (Dexter) as John Diggle, Willa Holland (The O.C.) as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne (24) as Detective Quentin Lance.
Although best known for X2, Hu is no stranger to the DC Universe, having voiced Cheshire and Paula Crock on Cartoon Network’s Young Justice.
Arrow premieres Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.