Wil Traval to Play Human Target in ARROW

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 19 August 2016

TV News

Having impressed many with his turn as Will Simpson/Nuke in Marvel’s Jessica Jones earlier this year, Wil Traval has joined The CW’s Arrow.

TV Line reports that Traval will be playing Christopher Chance, aka Human Target, a character directly from the comic book world and who has previously been played in live-action by Rick Springfield in 1992 and Mark Valley in 2010.

Human Target is a moniker that’s actually been taken on by two people over the years; Fred Venable first debuting as the character in 1953’s Detective Comics #201, with Christopher Chance taking on the mantle in 1972’s Action Comics #419. The character has the ability to disguise himself as other people, which is a power he uses to take on the identity of people being targeted by assassins. Chance will take on the persona of Oliver Queen in the upcoming fifth season’s fifth episode.

The official synopsis for the Emerald Archer-centric series’ upcoming season reads:

Newly-appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re not longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season 4 has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as Mayor and as the Green Arrow.

Arrow returns to US screens on October 5th, with a UK return to follow shortly after.

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