Actors moving between DC and Marvel isn’t by any means unheard but it still seems a bit off and now we’re seeing that ABC and Marvel may have snagged Elysia Rotaru (‘Supernatural’,’Reapers’) from ‘Arrow’ to play Medusa in ‘The Inhumans.’ Rotaru has had a few genre appearances including showing up on ‘Fringe’ and ‘iZombie’ so isn’t completely out of the realm of familiarity with science fiction and obviously her role as ‘Arrow’ makes her know how to work in a comic environment. All of that being said, ABC and Marvel have not confirmed this casting so this is to be taken with a grain of salt.
Actually, it was Rotaru herself who may have accidentally broken the news when she was asked on Twitter if she was involved with the project. Her responce was:
This Is gonna be amazing @roelreine @IMAX @Marvel @MarvelStudios @theinhumans @ABCNetwork can’t wait
— Elysia Rotaru (@elysiarotaru) January 30, 2017
While it is always feasible they could have been putting her up for Crystal, she actually matches the description of what Marvel and ABC were looking for to tackle the role of Medusa who is the Queen of the Inhumans and Black Bolt’s wife.
I suspect if this is the case, we’ll be hearing quite a bit of casting coming up over the next month on The Inhuman Royal Family. Of course, she could just be a huge fan of the comic book and is actually just excited for the show to see them pop up on the small screen. Only time will tell if she is going to join the likes of Ben Affleck (‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’,’Daredevil’), James Marsden (‘X-Men’,’Superman Returns’), Ryan Renolds (‘Deadpool’,’Green Lantern’), Tommy Lee Jones (‘Captain America: The First Avenger’,’Batman Forever’) and so many others who have crossed over between comic book universes!
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Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!