Suicide Squad has been something of a sore spot for fans; not just for movie audiences, but Arrow viewers in particular. The CW’s small-screen version of DC’s famed Task Force X was seemingly shelved by the movie’s announcement, but producer Greg Berlanti says we have it backwards: Arrow introduced Suicide Squad specifically to test the waters for a movie.
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Behind Arrow and Flash, The CW released its first official photos from the Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 premiere, bringing in everyone from Oliver Queen, to Einstein and Damien Darhk. What exactly Oliver’s doing aboard the Waverider is anyone’s guess, but he certainly doesn’t appear too happy with Heat Wave.
Were it not exciting enough to have Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl all sharing the screen this fall, David Ramsey fans well know that Diggle will have an even harder time adjusting to The CW’s newest super-heroine than he did the Scarlet Speedster. To wit, Ramsey and Stephen Amell even acted out a bit of the crossover, in which Diggle has trouble holding in his Supergirl astonishment.
Arrow star Stephen Amell hasn’t been shy speaking his mind about DC movies keeping separate from the ever-expanding TV universe, something that once landed him in a Flash of hot water. It remains to be seen if the movies would ever feature their own Green Arrow with a new actor, but either way, consider Amell’s blessing officially given.
Just when you thought The CW might be on the verge of fully transforming into a DC lineup, Black Lightning brings that possibility one step closer. One of the minds behind Arrow and The Flash is developing the famous African-American superhero into his own series, with pitches already out to networks.
Literal magic may be out of the picture, but can Arrow Season 5 get the figurative kind back? Our first photos of the October 5 premiere are certainly looking good, as a new dark archer takes center stage, while Oliver faces new bad guys in past and present.
However many loved Season 1 of CBS’ Supergirl, few would argue the DC drama suffered a few growing pains, and left room for improvement in Season 2. Moving to The CW (and Vancouver) makes that transition difficult to gauge, but producer Andrew Kreisberg claims Supergirl Season 2 will enjoy the same boon that Arrow did in its revered second run.
Just as yesterday brought us a fresh look at The Flash Season 3, so too is Arrow opening the quiver for our first Season 5 footage since Comic-Con 2016. Laurel’s legacy is at last unveiled, while Mayor Queen gets an intimidating new foe and some rough meetings in a new trailer.
The CW’s Arrow has broadened its horizons quite a bit, to begin Season 1 as a loose Batman Begins homage, then spread to superpowers and magic over the next few seasons, though most fans have called for a return to the series’ roots. So it is with Season 5, as producers promise an end to any magical big bads, and a return to the gritty side of superheroes.
Whether or not you buy Joss Whedon hanging around the Arrow-verse, it looks like another Marvel star is making the leap. With Jessica Jones Season 2 off in the distance, Wil Traval will become a Human Target for Arrow’s fifth run, once again trying to protect a brooding hero.