For some reason, and I’m guilty of this as well, we all want to hold our movies and television shows accountable for their realism and accuracy. Have you ever wondered how accurately the Green Arrow is portrayed as an experienced archer on Arrow? (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…)
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…)
Arrow’s been pretty good about employing well-known faces of sci-fi and fantasy – think of appearances by the likes of Seth Gabel (Fringe), Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), and Kelly Hu (X2) – and this season, Firefly star Summer Glau joined the fun as Isabel Rochev, a rival industrialist threatening to take over Oliver Queen’s company. Now Glau is best known for her breakthrough role as River Tam, but soon she will be joined in Starling City by a fellow member of the Serenity’s crew. (Hint: it’s the guy in the picture above.) (more…)
Never one to be subtle, this week’s Arrow dealt with – surprise! – identity. True identities, false identities, secret identities, yearned for identities; it was all stuffed in there. Now that Oliver (Stephen Amell) has decided to again become the vigilante he must constantly be choosing which role to play: crime fighter or C.E.O? Laurel (Katie Cassidy) holds true to who she wants to be, the woman who captures the vigilante. And Roy (Colton Haynes) is finally given an identity and perhaps the potential to stop being so fucking annoying. (more…)
After last season’s shocking ending – seriously, I’m not being sarcastic, I really didn’t see that coming – Arrow returned for its second season last night with a solid premiere. The Hood has been absent since an earthquake left a good chunk of Starling City in ruins. Coincidentally, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) skipped town, too, though no one in town seems to find any correlation between these two events. Hey, they’re suffering, we can’t ask them to draw obvious conclusions right now. (more…)
The first clip from the second season of CW‘s Arrow has hit the Internet and it’s got everything we’ve grown to love about the series bundled into a minute and a half of video joy. Hit the jump to check it out!
CW is certainly bringing the heat to the second season of Arrow with the series opening the flood gates for lots of new villains and superheros. The latest tidbit of news is this picture of Michael Jai White as the Bronze Tiger. Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim had this to say about White’s Bronze Tiger:
He is such a badass. His performance, our kick-ass stunt department, our incredibly talented costumer designer, and our very gifted props master…they’ve all combined their A-games to create a really great representation of this DC Comics character.