A few weeks back, Flash star Grant Gustin confirmed a pointed new title for the fall 2016 premiere, though Arrow archer Stephen Amell played things a bit closer to the chest for Season 5. Or so we thought, anyway, as the official October 5 premiere title has been revealed.

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim shared the 501 title page over Twitter, confirming a “Legacy” title that Amell had previously used to describe the hour in one word.



The same Facebook post that saw Amell teasing Season 5's premiere title also saw the star mention that longtime stunt coordinator James Bamford would helm episode 502 as well, while the premiere will feature “The most vicious, violent one-er shot in the history of network television.” It seems likely that Laurel’s legacy will cast a shadow over the premiere as well, given initial concept art for Season 5.

In addition to The Wire star Chad Coleman taking the role of new baddie Tobias Church, wayward vigilantism appears to be a major theme for Arrow Season 5, following the return of Madison McLaughlin as a new Artemis, as well additions of Rick Gonzalez’s Wild Dog, and Josh Segarra’s “Vigilante.” Carly Pope has also joined in a recurring role as a Coast City reporter, with a comic attachment to Green Lantern, while former WWE wrestler Stardust will also put in an appearance.

Elsewhere of Season 5, we know Stephen Amell has also downplayed the likelihood of The Flash’s time-turning twist affecting any Arrow chronology, also teasing a new suit. We’ll also have Echo Kellum elevated to series regular as Curtis Holt, and Colton Haynes reportedly returning as Roy Harper for a number of episodes.

We’ll likely hear more of Arrow Season 5 on the road to Comic-Con 2016, but what other surprises should we expect?


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