From the beginning of the DC TV universe seen on The CW, fans have gotten excited every time another character from the comics shows up. As soon as they hear a name that coincides with the pages of DC Comics on Arrow or The Flash - or in casting notices if they happen to be reading sites like our humble one - the speculation begins. Will they assume their full superhero or villain identity? What will their powers and costume and accessories look like?
That's the case for Echo Kellum, who was cast as Curtis Holt on this season of Arrow, a new employee at Palmer Tech. A tech expert with the last name Holt made people instantly think of Mr. Terrific, and indeed, that's where the character was going. In an interview with Kellum, he told ComicBook.com's Jim Viscardi that as soon as he knew the character he'd be playing, he was excited about the possibilities.
"Oh man, when they teased them in the trailer, the first thing I thought was, "Yes! T-Spheres!" Kellum said with a laugh. In last week's episode, Holt was tasked with coming up with a major innovation to increase Palmer Tech's profits, and save a bunch of jobs, and that sent our minds right to the T-Spheres.
"Those T-Spheres are so damn cool," Kellum teased. "Especially everything they do! You can fly with them, they help him with his inventions, and all stuff like that. It's just also exciting just to even see those even teased about. I can not wait for them to show up." He did flat-out tell us that they're real, and he's seen them already on-set. "I’m so nerdy, that when I went back to set I took so many pictures of the T-Spheres, I was like 'Oh my God, I can’t believe this is actually happening.'"
Of course, Holt isn't just T-Spheres, and he won't be on Arrow, either. Kellum teased that he'll be making "other gadgets, too" for use by Team Arrow, drawing a comparison to the various Q characters in the James Bond franchise.
"I would definitely say early on that's definitely an accurate description of him," Kellum told us. "Because he is really just bringing his skill to the forefront trying to decipher different things and break different codes or build certain things for the team to use and stuff. So he definitely is that kind of 'Q' type of character."
Now we just need to see a jacket with "Fairplay" on it.