Before Arrow went on a one week, holiday hiatus it left off with a rather lackluster episode that saw Moira (Susanna Thompson) acquitted and bid farewell to Count Vertigo (a character I’m all too happy to see bite the dust). Thankfully, this week executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, along with writer and DC Comics Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, swoop in to set up a two part, mid-season finale that will excite fans of the show and absolutely thrill DC mega-nerds. (more…)
After a one week hiatus, Arrow returns tomorrow night to the CW. Along with the return of Starling City’s vigilante/hero, The Arrow (Stephen Amell), fans will be treated to the first appearance of Grant Gustin as the police officer turned superhero, Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash. (more…)
Moira Queen’s (Susanna Thompson) day in court has come. Will she fry for the 500+ innocent people she had a hand in murdering, or will she walk free? The earthquake only hit six months prior, which means her case is moving ahead at lightning speed, and in a flashback we witness the Arkham-like prison break it caused at Iron Heights. We see the guards escaping, leaving the inmates to fend for themselves (jerks), and we see The Dollmaker freed, by Count Vertigo (Seth Gabel), no less. (more…)
Arrow has been, overall, an enjoyable superhero romp. When it’s good, it’s great, and even when it’s not so good it still manages to be enjoyable in that, “Jeez, this is terrible but I can’t look away” kind of way. (You’d have know all about this had you been following along with my recap/reviews.) Through it all one of the biggest gripes about Arrow was Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) ridiculous green eye shadow, which they chose to give him instead of a proper crime fighter mask. Finally, that oversight has been righted. (more…)
CW had planned to introduce the Flash in three episodes of their popular superhero series Arrow. The basics are still there, but now the Flash series will get a traditional pilot instead of what is best called a “Back Door” pilot in the Arrow series. (more…)
Stepping away from the Lance family drama that’s dominated the last few episodes, Arrow gives John Diggle (David Ramsey) some time in the spotlight. And of course there could only be one reason to bring Diggle back in to focus: Deadshot (Michael Rowe). Diggle’s government connection, A.R.G.U.S agent Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson) has gone missing and Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) wants him to get her back. What? Not enough DC Comics name-dropping for you? Don’t worry, there’s more. (more…)
First the word ’round the campfire was Dick Grayson (as either Robin or Nightwing) would be making an appearance in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming film: Batman vs. Superman.
Now the buzz is Vampire Diaries star Steven R. McQueen (for our older readers–no, not the guy from Bullitt and The Great Escape. He’s dead) will be appearing as the DC hero on the CW‘s live action TV adaptation of the Green Arrow comics: Arrow (more…)
When Arrow was first being pitched as a concept offering a fresh spin on the Green Arrow legacy, I wasn’t really buying into it. Christopher’s Nolan’s vision of Batman was a new direction for the films, but not a drastic change from what had been happening for years in the comics. So how different, really, would this television series be from the typical origin of the emerald archer?
Turns out, quite different, and to more success than I initially imagined. (more…)
It looks like DC Comics CW based TV universe is about to gain a new resident. What costumed vigilante will be joining the now established
Green Arrow and the forthcoming Flash on the small screen? Could it be Batman? Maybe Superman or Wonder Woman? Nope, the truth might surprise you a little. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that DC/CW are teaming up to develop new TV series based on Hourman. A character that has been around since the golden-age through a few iterations. (more…)
Black Canary and Green Arrow. They’re two iconic DC characters known as much for their heroics as they are their tumultuous relationship. On Arrow they’ve teased this pairing since day one, but always in a way longtime comic book fans wouldn’t expect. First, there was the twist of Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) love interest being named Laurel (Katie Cassidy) instead of Dinah. (Though Laurel is comic book Canary’s middle name.) Her father, Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) was still alive, though divorced from her mother, Dinah (Alex Kingston). See what they did there? Then the show went one step further and gave Laurel a sister. (more…)