Only one episode deep into its sophomore season and 'Arrow' has already promised a plethora of DC characters, both new and returning. Previously we heard that season 1 villain Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) might just miraculously pop up again, though it seems he won't be the only one to make a return appearance. 'Fringe' star Seth Gabel's villainous "The Count" will also return to give Oliver Queen "Vertigo" once more, but where will we find him again?
The CW's 'Arrow' season 2 premiere may not have hit the mark in its ratings, but fans and critics were quick to cheer "City of Heroes" as on target. To that end, The CW has placed the entirety of the action-packed 'Arrow' season 2 premiere online, as well as the first photos of next week's installment "Identity," featuring 'The Dark Knight' star Michael Jai White as DC's Bronze Tiger!
‘Arrow’ lets loose the first episode of season 2 with its premiere “City of Heroes,” as Oliver Queen returns to find Starling City plagued by copycat vigilantes and his company under the threat of hostile takeover from Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau), while Roy Harper discovers yet another masked hero taking up a vigilante crusade, and Thea visits her mother in prison.
Previous ‘Arrow’ finale “Sacrifice” saw Oliver desperately trying to thwart Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman)’s plans to destroy the Glades, while Tommy decided between his friend and his father amid Oliver’s memories of fighting Edward Fyers, so what does the first episode of ‘Arrow’ season 2 bring? Will Oliver finally become the hooded hero we know from DC comics?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Arrow’ season 2 premiere, “City of Heroes!”
Tonight will see The CW's emerald archer 'Arrow' reach into the quiver for a second season, opening up the new year for the Starling City vigilante with season 2 premiere "City of Heroes." Before the new season of 'Arrow' takes aim however, The CW has issued one final full-length trailer for Oliver Queen's return, along with an explosive new clip from the premiere.
Last week we brought you the exclusive reveal that 'Arrow' season 2 had cast 'Dawson's Creek' star Dylan Neal as the villainous mad DC scientist Dr. Anthony Ivo, best known to comic fans as the creator of the "Amazo" android. A superpower-mimicking robot seemed a bit too out there for The CW's Green Arrow drama, but has 'Heroes' alum Jimmy Jean-Louis officially signed on for the part?
While the past week brought several exciting 'Arrow' season 2 casting announcements, the October 9 premiere "City of Heroes" has finally let loose its first sustained footage. The big return for Oliver Queen and co. takes us back to the beginning as Felicity and Diggle search for the lost vigilante in the first clip of the season, but what new troubles will they find along the way?
Earlier this week we broke the news that a major DC player would make his presence known in 'Arrow' season 2, but it seems another DC big bad has been confirmed as well. The catch? We've already met him! Season 1 villain Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) may yet return when 'Arrow' season 2 kicks off its sophomore season on October 9, but what about that little hiccup we know to be in place following 'Arrow''s first season finale "Sacrifice"?
Late the other night we were shocked to learn that Warner Bros. and DC Comics had successfully negotiated the Batman prequel spinoff series 'Gotham' for a FOX order, compounding the existence of The CW's 'Arrow' and its potential 'Flash' spinoff, but it seems they weren't quite through yet. Classic DC supernatural hero John Constantine will conjure up his own NBC series as well, produced by David S. Goyer!
DC comics and Warner Bros. have frequently been accused of following Marvel's more successful lead in the last few years, most recently in regards to the blockbuster film franchises on either side, but never has it been more clear than with DC's latest shocker. Just minutes after the debut of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' Warner Bros. has announced the Batman franchise will return to TV with 'Gotham,' a new FOX drama with Commissioner Gordon at its center.
Less surprising than the initial announcement that 'Arrow' season 2 would incorporate the Flash for a potential spinoff was the follow up that 'Glee' star Grant Gustin had beaten out several others to the role. And while we won't see Dr. Barry Allen make his debut until later in the upcoming season, with his red-suited alter ego arriving even later, Gustin recently opened up about the non-traditional casting approach and the iconic duds we'll eventually see the character sport.