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?
Before setting foot at Comic-Con 2013, The CW's 'Arrow' has already given us some fantastic teases of the DC drama's second season, most notably that 'Firefly' alum Summer Glau will play an adapted version of Green Arrow villain Isabel Rochev. While we wait for news and a new sizzle reel of the October premiere, however, what does executive producer Marc Guggenheim have to say of the 'Arrow' season 2 big bad that follows Malcolm Merlyn?
The other day brought the incredible news that CW superhero drama 'Arrow' had tapped geek icon Summer Glau to portray a major DC-based villain for the upcoming second season, but it seems an extra tidbit has leaked in advance of the blockbuster series' Comic-Con 2013 panel, specifically the October 9 premiere title and a new character complicating matters for Laurel (Katie Cassidy).
From the moment The CW's 'Arrow' began development, it was clear to DC Comics fans that the show looked to infuse Christopher Nolan's more gritty take on 'Batman Begins' with Green Arrow's surging popularity, organized on a TV budget. Those Nolan influences were continually felt in both tone and homage throughout the show's first season, but will the breakout CW hit change its tone in season 2?
For as much as we enjoyed the first season of The CW's 'Arrow,' and look forward to the wealth of DC characters to be introduced in season 2 (and potentially this summer at Comic-Con), one lingering mystery bugged us: How did Floyd "Deadshot" Lawton (Michael Rowe) survive his initial encounter with Oliver Queen, and what role will he have to play in season 2?