The CW’s New Promo Teases Old-School Look For ‘Arrow’ [Video]
Yes, amongst the various actors from The Vampire Diaries pouting at the camera and trying to pretend that “TV Now” isn’t a meaningless slogan (Did the CW used to be something other than TV before this branding?), you can clearly see Stephen Amell wearing an old-school domino mask as the titular hero from the upcoming Arrow:
Previous promo images from the series have featured Queen in vigilante guise without any attempt to disguise his identity; it’s possible that the new image shows off a change to the character’s appearance that comes later in the series, or it’s simply a temporary change for this trailer to underscore the character’s superhero origins. Either way, this nod towards the character’s comic book origins seems like a welcome addition to me, even if the timing makes it seem as if he’s just seen The Dark Knight Rises and thought, hey, that thing about wearing a mask to protect your loved ones? Batman might’ve been onto something there…!
Arrow debuts on the CW at 8pm Eastern, October 10. I give it a week before he decides that masks are where it’s at.