Although “Smallville” ended its 10-year on the CW last year, the network isn’t finished with television shows that focus on DC Comics heroes. “Arrow,” based on the story of DC’s Green Arrow, premieres October 10th on the CW. With a pilot directed by David Nutter and written by Marc Guggenheim, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, “Arrow” certainly has a lot to prove — but star Stephen Amell is confident in the pilot’s pedigree. (CLICK LINK BELOW TO READ MORE)
Get ready for another superhero series!
This fall on The CW’s Arrow, fans will get to follow the exploits of DC Comics’ Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), a playboy who spent five years on a deserted island after a horrific boating accident. The prodigal son will return home and use the alias Green Arrow, a superhero who’s super handy with a bow and arrow, to save his precious Star City from the criminals who lie in wait. Arrow has all the trademarks of a great superhero series, including a lost love – Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance – and the loss of a, spoiler alert, parental figure.
VIDEO: Check out a first look at Arrow
With the premiere of Arrow, The CW has the chance to once again be the home to a long-running superhero series that will not only attract Smallville followers, but also comic book aficionados and fanboys – and even fangirls! – alike. But – and this is a big but – the writers behind Arrow need to adhere to certain rules in hero series as to not make the same mistakes of the past. Therefore, we’ve created a list of things that Arrow should and shouldn’t do in order to be successful based on tried-and-true heroic formats:
1. Smallville: Give fans what they want!
Tom Welling & Co. were insistent on sticking to the “no tights, no flight” rule, disappointing fans wanting to see Superman flying in his iconic suit until the series’ final episode. The big moments of the Green Arrow… (click link below to read more)
Stephen Amell will step into the title role after his alter ego, Oliver Queen returns from a desert island after being stranded for five years. Upon his return to civilization, Olivier reinvents himself as the vigilante called Arrow in order to take down criminals who would otherwise escape justice while keeping his new life a secret from his sister, Thea (Willa Holland) and his mother, Moira (Susanna Thompson); who may have engineered the shipwreck that trapped Oliver and took the life of his father….
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The CW has just released an extended preview of their highly anticipated series “Arrow.” Don’t be fooled by the name. This Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) is way darker than the one you remember from “Smallville.”
He’s been on an island alone for five years and something happened to him there that changed him forever. It also did something pretty fantastic to his abs as seen in the picture above. How are those even real?
“Arrow”: Okay, so we know this show hasn’t actually started yet, but we’ve seen the pilot episode, and we L-O-V-E love it. We’ve got faith that even the “Smallville” fans who are clamoring for more of Justin Hartley’s Green Arrow will get on board with Stephen Amell’s new version — particularly because he’s so different from the “Smallville” incarnation. In fact, don’t expect Clark Kent to appear at all in this world. “Nobody in our universe has super powers, so that’s a big jumping off point,” Amell tells us. “I think we find Oliver Queen more injured than we saw him before. Other than in name, there are virtually no similarities between [Hartley's version and the new version]. It’s not to say that one’s better than the other, it’s just that they’re so different, it’s almost weird to compare them.”
The guys over at ComicBookMovie have a cool article about the up coming Green Arrow CW series, check it out:
When the CW announced the new Green Arrow series entitled Arrow and posted an image of the New Green Arrow costume for the show I was totally blown away by the look of it. And yet it has some striking similarities to the Green Arrow costume worn by Justin Hartley on the CW series Smallville that had recently ended it’s ten year run in May 2011. With a hood and a leather suit…
Unlike last year’s Wonder Woman costume fiasco, the newest photo of Arrow, based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, has an edgy, modern look that works well within today’s TV landscape.
The Green Arrow costume, designed by Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha) bears a striking similarity to that of the Green Arrow on Smallville. In this photo Stephen Amell (Private Practice, New Girl, Hung) (as Arrow) is wearing a leather-looking pants with a green-hooded top. The upper portion of the top, including the hood, is a deep forest green. It is separated from the lower half, a marginally lighter green, by gold trim.
The CW has debuted its first image from the new pilot Arrow, based on the DC Comics superhero. Clad in the distinctive hoodie, Stephen Amell (Hung) stars as billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who returns to civilization after being stuck on a deserted island for five years with some ace skills with a bow and arrow and a need to fight crime.
The pilot is being directed by executive producer David Nutter, who also directed the pilot for Smallville — the last TV series that featured Green Arrow. (Justin Hartley played the hero in the latter half of the Superman-based series’ 10-season run.)
Arrow also stars Gossip Girl’s Katie Cassidy as Dinah Laurel Lance, who in comic-book history is the Green Arrow’s love interest, Black Canary. Fans will have to wait to see if she ends up in a supersuit, too.
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