From the moment I saw the Arrow teaser trailer at Comic-Con a few years ago, I knew I wanted to check it out. And I’m glad I did, because it’s become one of those shows continuously ups the ante. And I’m hoping that The Flash will do the same thing (it helps to have the same people behind Arrow to pen this one). DC has a trek ahead of them on the big screen, but they definitely rule in the small screen, and this series looks to add to their pot.
Grant Gustin, who was last seen in Arrow getting blasted in an electrical mishap, made a pretty impressing appearance as Barry Allen, and I’m excited to see how he makes this character his own. So far, he’s not looking too shabby!
Check out the screencaps from the trailer after the jump. The Flash also stars Danielle Panabaker, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, and Tom Cavanaugh. And yes, Arrow’s Stephen Amell will make an appearance in the pilot episode! Well, he has to, of course.
So, there might be a new show coming on the CW, and depending on how this episode is received by the viewers will probably decide whether it will actually happen, as Arrow introduces a new character named Barry Allen (Grant Gustin).
For those familiar with DC, they’ll know that name is The Flash’s true identity. I can’t wait to see how Grant does in portraying the character. As much as I’m sure he’s great at the whole singing and choreography stuff that is essential in Gustin’s previous series, Glee, I doubt we’ll be seeing any of that type of movement from him here.
Here are some stills from the Arrow episode that aired last night, Identity, which included the return of China White (Kelly Hu), and the introduction of Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White).
China White (Kelly Hu) is back to face Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), as we knew she would be, and this time she has new friends with her, including one Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White). Check out the preview and the clip to tonight’s Arrow episode, Identity.
Check out the photos that have just come in of the cast of Arrow‘s Season Two.
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance
David Ramsey as John Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland as Thea Queen
Colton Haynes as Roy Harper
Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson
Here’s the synopsis for Episode 1 of Season 2, City of Heroes:
FROM VIGILANTE TO HERO — Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) travel to Lian Yu in search of Oliver (Stephen Amell) who left Starling City after The Undertaking. Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in worse shape than he thought – Isabel Rochev (guest star Summer Glau) is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to visit Moira (Susanna Thompson) in jail, Roy (Colton Haynes) is trying to fill the void left by the Arrow’s absence, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is working with the District Attorney’s office to take down the vigilante. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Slade (Manu Bennett), Shado (guest star Celina Jade) and Oliver in a desperate situation.
Warning: Spoilers on the 1st episode of Season 2 of Arrow, City of Heroes.
I pretty much expected us to go back to the island, but we’re kinda going there from a different angle now. And apparently, it won’t be in flashbacks, at least not all the time.
To clear his mind after the death of his best friend and his failure to protect Starling City from the earthquake machine that his mother helped create, Oliver (Stephen Amell) flees to Lian Yu, the island on which he was marooned for five years.
Felicity [Emily Bett Rickards] and Diggle [David Ramsey] skydive out of a plane and arrive on the island, only to have Felicity step on a landmine moments later. Can Diggle or Oliver save Felicity, or was their trip to rescue Oliver all for naught?
Well, it does kind of make sense. Of course, Oliver’s actions again may cause more trouble in Starling City, again with his family and, of course, Laurel.
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John Barrowman was on the Arrow panel, along with Manu Bennett, at DragonCon 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, and he got to talking about a very particular scene in which he had to deal with a shirtless Stephen Amell.
Plus, *spoiler warning* according to ScreenCrush, TVLine has confirmed that John’s character, Malcolm Merlyn, will appear in at least 2 episodes of Arrow this season. No word on how he’ll return, if it’s in flashbacks or whatnot, but at this point, I’m sure Barrowman fans don’t really care how he’ll return.
Check out the still photos from the season 2 premiere of Arrow, titled City of Heroes, which introduces Summer Glau into the show.
Grant Gustin, who’s signed up to play Barry Allen aka The Flash in an upcoming series of the same name, will first make his appearance as Barry in The CW’s Arrow. And Stephen Amell tweeted a picture of them!
This is a bit of a funny for cousins Stephen Amell and Robbie Amell as they promote their shows, Arrow (on its 2nd season) and The Tomorrow People (on its 1st season), both on The CW on the same night, which gives Robbie some Amell-able words to play with. Yeah, I know, that was bad.
Both shows premiere on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013.