Arrow casts X-Men 2’s Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu cast as the villain in The CW’s Arrow, expected to air on Sky1 HD in the UK in Autumn.

Arrow The CW Kelly Hu China White

Arrow The CW Kelly Hu China White
Kelly Hu as Lady Deathstrike in 2003’s X2

Former model Kelly Hu, who played Lady Deathstrike in Bryan Singer’s X2: X-Men United, has joined the cast of The CW’s Arrow, to play the villain China White opposite Stephen Arnell’s Oliver Queen.

Introduced in writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock’s 2007 Green Arrow: Year One comic-book, China White, aka Chien Na Wei, is the leader of a South Pacific drug cartel and a major heroin trafficker, encountered by our hero during the time he spent marooned on a desert island, and in the comic-book she manipulated Queen into funding her criminal enterprise.