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.
This fall, The CW's hit superhero shows Arrow and The Flash will return with all new seasons, both debuting in early October. Fans will get a different glimpse into the DC Comics universe with the spinoff series DC's Legends of Tomorrow, which is slated to debut in midseason. We know that Legends of Tomorrow will feature a number of characters from both Arrow and The Flash, along with several new heroes as well. Today we have a report from Entertainment Weekly that reveals one of these new heroes, Hawkman, will first appear on both Arrow and The Flash before DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
This news comes just two days after another report which revealed that another DC's Legends of Tomorrow star, Caity Lotz's White Canary, will appear in the first few episodes of Arrow Season 4. Caity Lotz was previously the Black Canary before she was killed in the Arrow Season 3 premiere. She will be brought back to life through the Lazarus Pit in Arrow, before moving over to DC's Legends of Tomorrow.Read More
With production getting under way on Season 4 of Arrow, The CW Network series has just added two new cast members. Access Hollywood reports that Jeri Ryan has signed on to play Jessica Danforth, while JR Bourne has come aboard to portray DC comics villain Double Down. Both actors are signing on for just one episode apiece, with Jeri Ryan appearing in the second episode of Arrow Season 4, and JR Bourne guest starring in the third episode.
Jessica Danforth is a new character who doesn't originate in the DC Comics. She is described as a friend of Oliver Queen's family. The character's political ambitions "put her in the crosshairs of a menacing antagonist." It isn't clear if there are plans for the character to return later on in Season 4 or not. But she could certainly return, especially with her strong connection to Oliver.Read More
There is certainly no shortage of villains from the DC Comics that The CW's Arrow can use for Season 4, and today we've learned about one more enemy who was just cast. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that actor Jimmy Akingbola has signed on to portray Baron Reiter, a.k.a Baron Blitzkrieg in the upcoming season of Arrow. The actor will have a recurring role throughout the season and he will appear in the show's prominent flashback sequences.
In the DC Comics, Baron Blitzkrieg was a Nazi super-villain who formed the nefarious group Shadowspire. The group made their first appearance in Deathstroke #53, where they supplied South American drug cartels with weapons, intelligence, transportation and technology. Other members of the group included Steelhawk, Kodrescu, Mourn I and Mourn II, but it isn't known if the show is casting actors for these roles as well. It isn't known at this point how Shadowspire and Baron Blitzkrieg himself will be introduced in Starling City.Read More
Earlier this year, The CW showed off an epic teaser trailer for DC's Legends of Tomorrow. But, as it turns out, none of that footage is going to be included in the series itself. One of the most interesting items on display was the return of Sara Lance as The White Canary. While it seemed that she would be getting her origin story told in DC's Legends of Tomorrow, producer Marc Guggenheim confirms that her backstory will be set up in Arrow Season 4.
So, this means that Arrow Season 4's eighth episode will be one giant crossover with both The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow, setting each show on its respective course in relation to the other. As we saw in the teaser trailer for DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Barry Allen and Oliver Queen play an important role in the new superhero team's existence. And it appears that this small screen Justice League will be a fully working operation by the time DC's Legends of Tomorrow premieres in spring 2016.Read More