Hard as it is to believe that October is nearly upon us, a return to The Flash and Arrow more than smooths over the changes. And speaking of changes, see for yourself what Flash has to offer in a new synopsis for Season 3 premiere “Flashpoint,” and ditto for the kickoff of Arrow Season 5's “Legacy”!
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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.
This week we're looking at the villains of the Emerald Archer himself, Green Arrow. Whether it's fellow archers, gang bosses, or drug lords, Green Arrow's villains usually exist at street level, but we want to know which one is his ultimate enemy.
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.
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.
Arrow Season 5 has made clear enough its intent for Oliver to build a new team of heroes, one we thought an some point to include Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper. The actor certainly suggested as much in passing, but certain Scream Queens may have a monopoly on Haynes’ time, preventing an immediate Arrow return.
We’ve known for some time the likelihood that Arrow would end its flashback cycle altogether with Season 5, but however much flack the format gets, they’re going out with bang. Ivan Drago himself, Dolph Lundgren must break the Arrow, guesting as a major new big bad for the season.
Among Arrow struggles in recent seasons, the show’s flashback structure has had increasing difficulty connecting to the present, as one Oliver moves toward the killer vigilante of Season 1, and another moves toward the DC hero we know. Season 5 seems to be tackling that disparity head-on, but even as the landmark fifth year completes Oliver’s exile, producers say Season 6 and beyond may yet utilize the flashback structure.