After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.
It has been clear from the start that the DC Extended Universe exists separately from the TV universe, which allows for two different versions of a character like Barry Allen to be played by two different actors, Grant Gustin on The Flash TV series and Ezra Miller in the upcoming The Flash movie set to hit theaters in 2018. Still, it seems that DC could be "forcing" shows like Arrow to kill off characters who will be featured in their upcoming movies, but there is no proof that this is actually happening.
Marc Guggenheim wouldn't specifically say which "DC project" that Deathstroke would be involved in, but a rumor surfaced this past summer that Scott Eastwood's mysterious character in Suicide Squad may actually be Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke. The actor's character still hasn't been confirmed at this time, so we'll have to wait and see. It's possible that Deathstroke may also be featured in any number of Warner Bros.' DC movies, but we don't know for sure at this time. After Manu Bennett's Deathstroke had a major arc in Arrow Season 2, he only appeared in one Season 3 episode, and hasn't been seen since then.Read More
The CW confirmed last month that the title character from CW Seed's animated web series Vixen will transition into live action, appearing on an upcoming Season 4 episode of Arrow. Actress Megalyn Echikunwoke, who voices Mari McCabe/Vixen on the web series will reprise her role in live action in this season's 15th episode, Taken, which doesn't have a premiere date confirmed yet. Today, DC Comics revealed the first official look at Megalyn Echikunwoke in the flesh as Vixen.
The Vixen character was created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner in 1981, first appearing in Action Comics #521 complete with her animal mimicking abilities. The character has gone on to be a member of the Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey and the Justice League of America. No details were given about how she appears in this episode, but it will follow the continuity of the web series.Read More
One week from today, Arrow returns with its first episode of 2016, Blood Debts. When we last saw Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), he was in the midst of running for Mayor of Star City, a story thread that will surely pick up steam in the back half of Season 4. Earlier today, executive producer Marc Guggenheim took to his Twitter account to reveal two campaign posters for Olly's mayoral run. The posters also feature the website OliverQueenForMayor.com, which isn't actually active, but it may be soon when the show returns.
Blood Debts follows Oliver as he must deal with the devastating consequences of Damien Darhk's (guest star Neal McDonough) last attack. Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk. It isn't quite clear if Oliver's mayoral campaign will be addressed in this episode, but given the arrival of these new posters, it's probably a safe bet that his run for mayor will be touched upon.Read More
Even casual fans of Arrow and The Flash know that both shows feature plenty of elements that crossover from series to the other. Last month, the casts of both shows united for an epic two-night crossover event that tied into the upcoming series DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Today we have a new report from ComicBook.com that reveals that Arrow stars David Ramsey (Diggle) and his on-screen wife Audrey Marie Anderson (Lyla) will be crossing over to The Flash, to help Team Flash battle King Shark.
King Shark first appeared earlier this season in The Flash episode Fury of Firestorm, the iconic DC Comics' character's first ever live-action appearance in either movies or TV. King Shark is actually the henchman of this season's big bad, the super villain Zoom (Tony Todd), who came from Earth. The executive producer had said in the past that it would be too expensive to do a full King Shark episode, and many fans thought he wouldn't be back on the show, but that is not the case.Read More