The Walking Dead alum Emily Kinney has signed on to play Brie Larvan, a.k.a. The Bug-Eyed Bandit in CW's hit series The Flash. The casting news has yet to be confirmed by The CW, but the actress was spotted by Punkd_Images arriving at the Vancouver airport. The show's version of The Bug-Eyed Bandit will reportedly be much different than the original comic book version of the character.
In the DC Comics, The Bug-Eyed Bandit was a male named Bertram Larvan, who was created by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane and debuted in 1966. The character was primarily a villain who battled with Atom, a character played by Brandon Routh in Arrow. In the comics, The Bug-Eyed Bandit created an army of mechanical insects as a means of pest control, but he eventually turned to a life of crime. It isn't known if The CW series will use this same origin, or if they will create a whole new back story for this female Bug-Eyed Bandit.
Brandon Routh's Atom character on Arrow will also be crossing over to The Flash in the show's 18th episode entitled "All-Star Team Up", so it's possible that we could see Emily Kinney's Brie Larvan show up here as well. The casting comes just a few months after the actress' character Beth was tragically killed off in The Walking Dead midseason finale back in November. What do you think about her inclusion in The Flash? Chime in with your thoughts below, and check out the photo of the actress arriving at the Vancouver airport, along with the caption from Punkd Images.
"#WalkingDead's Beth.. @EmmyKinney arrives in VanCity to be #TheFlash's new Bug Eyed Villian #BrieLarvan @SpoilerTV #YVRShoots @olv #HeardItHere1st"