It was nice to see Arrow rebound after last week's less than stellar episode. "Sara" contained some of the worst action sequences of the series so far, not to mention its fair share of stilted-sentimentality. The CW superhero show has never really nailed the emotional moments but stunning action set-pieces almost always outweigh the heavy-handed drama. Case in point, “Corto Maltese.”
If you’ve been wondering what to call what DC Comics is doing with its slew of TV and movie characters, we have an answer for you. DC President Geoff Johns spoke out on Thursday to explain how The Flash and Arrow can exist on the small screen and still exist in a totally separate world on the big screen.
Arrow has lined up a diverse group of villains for its third season. Oliver Queen will soon be drawn into conflict with comic book bad guys like Digger Harkness, Cupid, his old nemesis Malcolm Merlyn and League of Assassins leader Ra’s al Ghul. However, Oliver may soon face his toughest challenge yet.
Although DC Comics has many shows on the air this fall, most of them aren’t connected with each other. While Arrow and The Flash are building their own universe, Gotham and Constantine are off doing their own thing on Fox and NBC, and there are currently no plans to cross over with the CW shows... well, intentionally cross over.
While the The CW hopes to continue spinning off the success of Arrow, DC rolled out their plans for a concurrently expanding cinematic universe. The development will obviously have an effect on the small-screen superheroes but to what extent remains unclear. And here we thought the new addition on last week's episode was big news, not to mention the bombshell the series dropped. Can any of the easter eggs in “Sara” possibly put the spotlight back on DC's TV shows?
Warner Bros. and DC have big plans for the silver screen, as they revealed today. However, while the DC Cinematic Universe is being built, the Arrow and Flash world is continuing to grow. Will the movies affect how the TV universe is handled? Read on for our take.
While DC Comics builds slowly builds their movie universe, Arrow and The Flash are wasting no time in joining forces. Both shows will crossover later this year, and there’s plenty of fun details on what we’ll see when the Scarlet Speedster and Emerald Archer team up to fight the forces of evil...and maybe tussle a bit with each other along the way.
The Arrow third season premiere was titled "The Calm" but we might have caught a bit of 'the storm' by episode's end. Or middle. Actually, where was the calm? Things were kind of stormy right from the opening chase. To be fair, it was relatively calm before the date blowing (up) bomb but after that, it was bombshell after bombshell. A baby was born, a 'bird' died and, as usual, a lot of references to the DCU were made. It's nice to have Arrow back.
Now that Arrow officially managed to kick off its third season with a shocking introductory episode, and The Flash managed to crush in the ratings against many of its opponents on Tuesday night, the CW has begun to think about expanding its comic book world. No, we’re not kidding. Warner Bros. TV, DC Entertainment and The CW are in talks to bring a third DC Comics character to the network.
Wait a second. Did that just happen? Is this real life? Because wow. Just... And it's at this point that we drop the obvious spoiler warning. If you haven't seen tonight's Season 3 premiere of Arrow ("The Calm") stop reading now! We're about to go into specifics about that unexpected moment...
Now that Allen is transforming into The Flash, there is even more of a prime opportunity for a crossover episode, and The CW currently has two in the works. This week, Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke out about the Arrow crossover episode, saying the writers are reaching for the stars—or at least trying for The Avengers quality—when putting together the story.
Is it October yet? Unfortunately, for those of us who are eagerly awaiting the return of Arrow and the arrival of The Flash, it isn't. But Stephen Amell was kind enough to share this excellently leggy tease of the planned crossover episode(s) of Arrow and The Flash:
Team Arrow has assembled for Season 3! The new poster clues us in to who stands behind Oliver Queen in Season 3, as if there was any doubt. The group isn't big, but they do have their strengths. From left to right, we have Roy (Colton Haynes) as Arsenal, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) as the Arrow, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) and John Diggle (David Ramsey). These are Arrow's people.
While series like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. get fans’ imaginations going crazy over what Marvel movie cameos may or may not be happening, you'll never be seeing Zack Snyder’s Batman saving anyone on The CW’s Arrow. DC has no interest in that kind of crossover appeal.
The name of the DC Comics supervillain Captain Boomerang may seem pretty silly, but it doesn't sound like audiences will be laughing when they see him invade Starling City in the upcoming season of Arrow. New reports have confirmed not only the character will be showing up in Season 3, but also who will be playing him.