Fans of actor Robert Knepper should rejoice today as news broke of the genre star being cast in not one but two future roles. The current star of crime drama, Mob City and previous star of Prison Break and Heroes will be seen in the second half of Arrow season 2 as William Tockman aka the Clock King and also as Antonius in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay parts 1 and 2.
The Clock King first appeared in World’s Finest Comics #111 in 1960 and has since appeared sporadically throughout comics mainly as a villain of Batman and Green Arrow. The character has also appeared in various DC comics animated series and the 1966 Batman series. Known for committing crimes in relation to time and other related paraphernalia, planning crimes down to precise timing. Knepper should be excellent in this role if his past work is anything to go by.
Fans of The Hunger Games books might be scratching their heads at Knepper being cast as ‘Antonius’ in the film adaptation of a Mockingjay parts 1 and 2 however. This is because the character does not exist in the books and appears to be specially created for the films. Deadline is reporting that the character will be ‘President Snow’s minister’.
As always, we’ll update you when we know more.