'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?
For its many highs and occasional lows, The CW's 'Arrow' delivered an engaging and well-plotted season, so we're eager to see more of it this fall. Details are light on what new challenges Oliver Queen will face in year two, but did you know a major scene was cut from season 1 finale "Sacrifice" that set up two characters' paths in season 2? Find out what we missed from 'Arrow's first season finale inside!
Less than a week has gone by since 'Arrow's' first season finale "Sacrifice," and already fans of the CW superhero drama are eager for a taste of Oliver Queen's next adventures. The finale had only so much time to set up plot points for a second season, so what new villains and DC characters can comic book fans expect to see brought to life for 'Arrow' season 2? Get the inside scoop on next year's big bads inside!