JESSICA JONES Actor Wil Traval Joins CW’s ARROW As Human Target

Looks like we got one more actor crossing the pool from Marvel over to DC. In this instance, it’s actor Wil Traval. As of the end of Season 1 of Jessica Jones, we don’t really know the fate of Wil Traval’s Will Simpson — who was just a half-step away from going full Nuke on us. But a working actor’s gotta work, and it looks like Traval may be setting his sights over at DC in Greg Berlanti’s Arrow-verse — namely in the show Arrow itself.

The filmmakers over at the CW are looking to add Human Target (a.k.a. Christopher Chance) to their character roster this coming season, and according to TV Insider, they have their eyes set on Traval. Human Target is a bodyguard and P.I. who takes on the identities of clients targeted by assassins, and his client in Episode 5 of Arrow will be none other than Oliver Queen.

Given the range Traval showed in Jessica Jones — where he went from good cop to controlled cop to sympathetic ally to crazed psycho, all in one season — his addition to Arrow is a welcome one, especially given the reception the series has had from fans as of late. Arrow is a show that could benefit from a bit more grounding, as it’s a show that started off as such before quickly jumping off too far into the comic book direction. 

As of right now, it looks like Human Target is only set to star in one episode of the show, but you never know in TV. Should this prove to be an especially good episode, they may very well decide to bring him back, and given that Human Target was the subject of his own (short-lived) TV show, he could really add a whole new dynamic to the show that it’s desperately needing. There certainly is enough mythology behind him to make it work. Then again, some may argue that the last thing the show needs is more characters, but I digress.

What do you think of Wil Traval joining Arrow as Christopher Chance? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Arrow returns to the CW on October 5 at 8/7c.

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SOURCE: TV Insider

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