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Cassandra Jean Amell Cast As Nora Fries

Cassandra Jean Amell cast as Nora Fries on the CW

Nora Fries Appears In Arrow

The CW’s annual DC crossover is always a treat when it comes to characters and cameos. This year is no exception. The event is a three-night special across the CW’s DC shows (The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl) and an impressive roster of characters has already been announced. Ruby Rose is to appear as Batwoman during the special event, as well as Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. Today, we learned that Cassandra Jean Amell will be joining the cast as Nora Fries, the infamous sickly wife of Victor Fries, aka Mr. Freeze.

Amell started her career as a competitor on America’s Next Top Model. After that, she has had several television and movie roles including, Mad Men, One Tree Hill, and Yellow. The special will premiere on December 9th with The Flash at 8 pm, followed by Arrow on December 10th and Supergirl on December 11th in the same time slot (8 pm). 

The Undead Mrs. Freeze

Nora Fries Batman Arkham Universe wiki
One of many Noras

Nora Fries is an important and classic tragic figure in the Batman mythos. Most of Mr. Freeze’s history revolves around protecting Nora’s cryogenically frozen body and finding a cure for her illness. Since many Batman series portray Nora Fries as an inanimate human icicle, one may wonder how active she can be in the special event. Yet sources have specifically said she is a “supervillain” in this crossover.

Thus, it is possible that Nora could appear as her alter-ego, Lazarus. In the comics, Nora was once restored by the Lazarus Pit via a deal between Mr. Freeze and Nyssa Al Ghul. The exposure to the pit gave Nora powers over fire and the dead and she became a villain for a brief time. Considering that the Lazarus Pit does exist in the Arrowverse, this may actually be a thing. However, it is also possible that she could simply play as a catalyst for certain actions, as per usual. Either way, this special is going to be exciting.


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