CW Network Will Give ‘Arrow’ Superpowers for Second Season – WSJ.com

Posted: September 30, 2013 in Scifi
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After reading this piece online, I thought for certain, the makers of Arrow were going to give the Green Arrow superpowers. Thankfully, that is not the case. I knew about the plans to add Barry Allen‘s Flash character to this series and that’s fine. As I’ve said before, DC needs to have an investment in the same screen to keep pace with with DC brand. DC does not have to high success on the big screen like with Marvel but the direct to dvd and the small screen has been DC strengths over Marvel. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. looking to be a big hit for Marvel and maybe Agent Carter from the first Captain America movie making the transition to the small screen, DC needs to get on board.

As for the Arrow series, overall, I was quite please with their take on this non superpowered hero. The backstory with Oliver surviving on the deserted island for five years have taken a life of its own as each week, another puzzle is revealed. My only worry, how long will this B storyline go on? Unlike the Highlander series with Adrian Paul, their use of flashbacks helped to bring the audience up to speed with a past baddie to the present. With Arrow, there’s no crossover effect of those people Oliver encountered on the island… yet. Still, this has been strong series, great cast and decent stories that build on each other.

On a separate note, Amazon was reported to be put on hold to develop a stronger storyline which if you don’t know by now, this will be the third attempt to bring Wonder Woman to a live action format. Bonus points if you can guess the first two.

For the coming second season of its superhero series “Arrow,” the CW Network is adding actual superpowers.

“Arrow” is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, who was introduced in 1941, and it features a costumed crime fighter, played by Stephen Amell, who is great with a bow but doesn’t have any supernatural abilities.

To differentiate the TV hero from the comic-book character, the series splits its time between the Arrow and his alter ego, a billionaire playboy named Oliver Queen who picked up his archery skills when he was marooned on a mysterious island for five years.

via CW Network Will Give ‘Arrow’ Superpowers for Second Season – WSJ.com.

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