Look who’s coming to your TV screen as a gay superhero? It’s Echo Kellum! According to variety.com, the Chicago actor/comedian has been cast to play Mr. Terrific (aka Curtis Holt) on The CW’s hit, Arrow.
And, get this, the Arrow powers-that-be have decided to make Mr. Terrific gay. Awesome. Does this mean they will be pairing up Echo with a boyfriend or husband? They should, right? What’s the point of making him gay if he’s going to be by his lonesome?
Here’s the report about Echo’s new acting gig from Variety:
Echo Kellum will join the CW’s “Arrow” in the recurring role of Curtis Holt (aka Mr. Terrific) in season four, Variety has confirmed.
Curtis is described as a technological savant and inventor who works at Palmer Technologies under the supervision of Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). As revealed at Comic-Con, Curtis will also be a friend to Felicity, and the show’s first openly gay character. The casting news was first reported by EW.
In the comics, Mr. Terrific is Michael Holt, a self-made billionaire and Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete with genius intellect who becomes a superhero after the death of his wife and unborn child, later going on to lead the Justice Society of America.
Question to you Famewatchers: Is Mr. Terrific the first gay superhero on TV/movies ever? We can’t think of any? Well, there’s always that joke about Batman and Robin being lovers but, if they were, they sure weren’t open about it. Hehe.
Echo tells us more about his character in this interview with thegeeko.com:
Can you tell us a little bit about Curtis Holt, AKA Mr. Terrific?
ECHO KELLUM: Yeah, he’s a very intelligent person. Some say he’s the smartest person in DC. I feel like in terms of Arrow, him and Felicity will definitely form a partnership. They’re both very intelligent – into everything (to do with) science, so I think they’ll definitely form a great bond. But according to the comics, and I think there are some really great comics, he deals with some strife in his life and loses a partner. That drives him to really just dive into science and start creating different things. Science is at the forefront of everything he does. His gift is that he’s intelligent – super supremely intelligent.
And what do you hope to bring to the role and the show itself?
ECHO KELLUM: I hope to bring the character out. I’m a very geeky and science orientated person myself so what I hope to do is present a realistic point of view of the character and drive people to root for him. And to know that everything he’s doing is for the good of humanity and trying to forward humans to a better place in life. I hope that I can accurately show that on screen and really just have the fans be pumped for Mr. Terrific.
Is Echo Kellum Gay? So is Echo gay or straight in real life? He sometimes mentions his girlfriend in his tweets so we are gonna say that he is straight. The “voters” of gay-or-straight.com agree with us because this is their rating for Echo:
Echo Kellum gaydar: According to 23 visitors Echo Kellum is 61% gay. However, the average gay-rating on gay-or-straight.com is 69%, which means Echo Kellum is quite straight in comparison to other celebrities on this website.
Echo Kellum Shirtless and Underwear Photos. This section is for those of you looking for Echo’s shirtless and underwear pics. The images are courtesy of auscaps.me who screencapped them from the TV show A to Z (K is for Keep Out episode).
Echo Kellum Girlfriend or Wife? Does he have a girlfriend or is he married? He states that he is a dad in his Twitter account but we don’t know of his current relationship status. But in his interview with thegeeko.com, he kinda tells us that he’s got a “girl”:
I was going to ask, when do you sleep?
ECHO KELLUM: I know! It’s so true. I honestly do have to wake up super early before the kids and the girl wake up and I’m like “oh my god, I have to get a little bit of video game time in before they get up and demand me!” After all these months its just always…find a little time. I think I’m done with Destiny for good. It’s just too much, and I was so into it.
Well, we hope to update this post once we get a clearer info on Echo Kellum’s girlfriend or wife.