We're still a few weeks away from 'Arrow' season 2 premiere "City of Heroes," kicking off an all-new year in Starling City that will introduce the likes of The Flash and Black Canary, but why wait for an early sneak peek? 'Arrow' season 2's first official October 9 premiere photo has arrived, featuring Summer Glau as Isabel Rochev, while a new "City of Heroes" synopsis takes us all around the globe.
Crixus and Naevia live! Earlier we'd heard that 'Arrow' season 2 would continue to expand its DC universe with the addition of famed character Amanda Waller, and it seems The CW's casting choice has already been intimately familiar with one of the regulars. 'Spartacus' star Cynthia Addai-Robinson will take the role, but what will Robinson's Amanda Waller mean for the 'Arrow' universe at large?
Hello post-Labor Day rush! 'Arrow' season 2 won't let loose its fall premiere "City of Heroes" until October 9, but that hasn't stopped The CW from taking aim with a brand new trailer for the DC hero's second season! We've got Hood copycats, Bronze Tiger, Black Canary and more in a fresh new sizzle reel for the Starling City vigilante's second shot!
Earlier in the week we cleared up a bit of 'Arrow' season 2 news that suggested an upcoming episode title would pay homage to Batman villain Ra's Al Ghul, instead referencing a more general take on DC comic group the "League of Assassins." Now, their leader has a familiar face, as 'Homeland' big bad Navid Negahban has joined the cast in another villainous role.
Earlier this week we caught wind of a rumor floating around that 'Arrow' could potentially introduce iconic Batman villain "Ra's Al Ghul," teasing the character's appearance with upcoming episode title "The Demon's Head." Apart from a few initial confirmations, the Ra's Al Ghul rumor has since been debunked, with one official caveat: Enter the "League of Assassins!"
We'd already known that The CW's 'Arrow' would dip heavily into the DC reserves for its upcoming second season, even integrating a major 'Justice League' character, but has one of Batman's greatest enemies just booked a stay in Starling City? Potential spoilers of an upcoming episode title make an unmistakable reference to a famous 'Dark Knight' character brought to life in the Christopher Nolan film series, but which one?
'Arrow' season 2 took a major swerve last month when producers announced that DC superhero The Flash would arrive in Starling City to set up his own spin-off, the 'Arrow' universe up to that point having purposefully excluded the use of superpowers. New comments from executive producer Marc Guggenheim suggest however, that 'Flash' won't tonally detract from the world of 'Arrow,' instead setting up a cohabitant relationship akin to Marvel's 'The Avengers.'
Excitement for 'Arrow' season 2 jumped up a notch when producers revealed that The Flash would soon shatter the CW drama's "no powers" rule, introducing the first true superhero into Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)'s Starling City, since then we've heard a few other possible references to DC heavy-hitters, but the reveal of a recent guest star's true role suggests we might see a huge (but tiny) superhero on the series before long.
A few weeks ago, 'Arrow' fans were shocked to learn that the DC-comics adapted CW series would soon break its apparent rule of incorporating superpowers by positioning the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash for a potential spin-off series. Now, with the 'Arrow' season 2 premiere set for October 9, executive producer Marc Guggenheim has teased the arrival of another major DC comics super.
While the fallout from 'Arrow' season 2's big revelation that the 'Flash' himself will speed through Starling City hasn't quite dissipated, the acclaimed CW/DC drama has added itself another recognizable genre star for the second year. 'Orphan Black' star Dylan Bruce will make his presence known when 'Arrow' returns for a second season on October 9, but will he be Oliver's next target? And what new details of 'Flash' have emerged alongside him?