Apart from myriad new additions to Season 5, Arrow hasn’t given us the clearest picture of its next chapter, at least in the manner Flash has. That said, Stephen Amell reveals that the Green Arrow will be sporting some new duds in Season 5, as well the appearance of a familiar face and “the most vicious, violent one-er shot in the history of network television.”
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A lifetime of TV fakeouts has conditioned us to question death, but Arrow may well stick with its big Laurel twist from Season 4. A new piece of production art from Season 5 gives us a glimpse into the Black Canary’s legacy, and another heroic addition to Star City.
Arrow Season 5 certainly made waves with its intent to cast a villain cut from the cloth of The Wire iron Stringer Bell, but who knew they’d go right to the source? The fifth season of DC’s emerald archer drama has tapped Wire and Walking Dead alum Chad Coleman for a majorly bad role, uniting all of Star City’s criminals.
Throw another vigilante in the Arrow Season 5 mix, but - twist - this one you’ve met before. The DC drama will officially introduce a new spin on female archer vigilante Artemis, albeit filling the role with the same mysterious Evelyn Sharp character we met last season.
Last time in Superhero Color Theory we explained why our main heroes look the way they do. Now it's time to look at the secondary colors and how they often, but not always, signal the presence of a bad guy. Obviously it makes the most sense visually, that to stand apart from a primary colored (red/blue/yellow) hero, you want a secondary colored (purple/green/orange) one. But what do these colors tell us about what type of character the heroes are encountering?
Arrow Season 4 didn’t quite clue us into next year’s big bad the way Season 3 name-dropped Damien Darhk, leaving fans to sleuth out his or her identity with “charming” descriptions. Now, an new report says the Arrow Season 5 big bad will take a few cues from legendary The Wire villain Stringer Bell, with just a hint of Jason Momoa.
Just over a week removed from the Arrow Season 4 finale, fans are still awaiting the new big bad to menace Star City (or maybe the entire galaxy this time, for scale), but what of any new heroes? Well, heroes-ish, anyway, as Arrow Season 5 is looking to add a reckless new vigilante to its ranks.
Any Arrow fan well-remembers that the CW drama’s take on DC’s Suicide Squad seemingly went up in smoke over the course of Season 3, reportedly over corporate mandate not to compete with David Ayer’s upcoming film. Now, series star Willa Holland confirms as much, venting her frustration that DC TV can’t interact with the films the way Marvel or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. do.
It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.
This week’s season finale, “Schism,” features the big, final showdown between Team Arrow and Damien Darhk, with the fate of the world in the balance as thousands of nuclear warheads blast toward the world’s cities. You know, regular stuff. John Behring directed the episode, based on a story by Greg Berlanti with a script by Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle.
The fourth season finale of Arrow ended on a fairly low-key “Schism,” disappointing a throng of fans who tuned into see if a time-turning Flash twist one-night earlier would ripple out across The CW’s DC dramas. The Arrow finale went by with nary a mention of Central City, but star Stephen Amell thinks the emerald archer will be back to basics in Season 5, rather than dealing with time-travel twists from another series.