Arrow’s Katie Cassidy will become a CW-verse regular

The Black Canary will appear in ALL The CW’s DC shows

The CW definitely has something planned. Having recently signed up both Wentworth Miller and John Barrowman to deals that will see them contractually obliged to appear in all the shows taking place across the Berlanti-verse, another actor has signed such a deal – only it’s one you may not expect. Yes, it looks like we haven’t seen the last of Katie Cassidy, aka Laurel Lance/Black Canary/Black Siren.

Despite quite conclusively dying in Season 4 of Arrow, Cassidy resurfaced in The Flash Season 2 as Laurel’s Earth-2 counterpart, the Black Siren. Although she’s currently imprisoned in Star Labs, the place has proven itself to be far from escape-proof in the past, so we wouldn’t rule out seeing the character again, especially in light of the deal that Cassidy has signed.

It’s also worth recalling the revelation from San Diego Comic-Con’s Legends Of Tomorrow panel of a new supervillain team that would be formed, comprising former Arrow/The Flash big bads Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash (Matt Letscher), Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller). Could Black Siren be a newly recruited member of the team? Or is something else afoot entirely?

While she has been confirmed to appear in Arrow‘s Season 5 premiere, we’ll throw it out there that it’s probably just a straightforward flashback scene, especially considering that Oliver’s actions will be motivated by Laurel’s dying words. In the meantime, there are any number of possibilities offered by Legends Of Tomorrow‘s time travel and The Flash‘s dimension-hopping. Whatever else happens, we hope that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of the Black Canary.

Arrow, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl will all air on The CW in the US in October, and in the UK on Sky1 at a later date. You can download The 25 Greatest DC Comics Ever digital edition from now. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.