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I have added thirteen high quality stills from the premiere episode of season 2 thanks to my friend Ali!
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After the success Smallville had bringing the story of Superman to the small screen, Arrow is the latest TV series to take the long-form storytelling approach to a DC Comics superhero. Stephen Amell plays Oliver Queen, an egotistical billionaire playboy who returns home after five years stranded on a desert island, with a new set of skills and a reformed worldview. Armed with a bow and arrow and a sense for justice, he becomes the masked vigilante known to comic book fans as Green Arrow.
Arrow: Season 1 is released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 23, and we got the chance to sit down with its star Stephen Amell to ask him a few questions about the first season and what we can expect from the show going forward, taking in everything from John Barrowman to blonde facial hair along the way. The interview was recorded before the announcement that Season 2 of Arrow would introduce another famous superhero, The Flash, in a multi-episode arc, but you might spot a few hints being dropped here and there from Amell about Arrow’s spin-off potential and the introduction of new characters. It should be fun seeing that come to fruition when the series returns to Sky1 in the UK later this year.
Cousins Stephen Amell, 32, and Robbie Amell, 25, are used to having “Football Sundays” together, but starting Oct. 9, they’ll share something else: “Amell Wednesdays.”
The CW will air their action-packed dramas back-to-back (the returning Arrow at 8 p.m., followed by The Tomorrow People at 9 p.m.). We chatted with them for EW’s Fall TV Preview issue, on newsstands now. Read that Q&A to find out who’s shirtless in more episodes this season (so far) and where Robbie falls on the list of people Stephen will call to babysit (his wife, Cassandra Jean, is expecting their first child later this year). In the meantime, here’s more.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What’s the most heroic thing you’ve seen each other do in real life?
Robbie (star of The Tomorrow People): I didn’t see him do it, but [in early 2005] Stephen tried to stop a fight on the street in Toronto and ended getting a bottle smashed over his head. He stopped the fight from happening with his skull. I think that’s a pretty badass, heroic thing to do.
Stephen (star of Arrow): I was successful, retrospectively, but at the time it didn’t feel that way. I had some staples in the back of my head. … I think we’ve teamed up for some pretty heroic beer-pong runs.
Robbie: Oh my goodness, Stephen and I are, for lack of a better word, phenomenal at beer pong.
Stephen: We egg each other on because of our hyper-competitive nature.
Robbie: What did we have, like, 11 wins in one night one time?
You both grew up in Toronto. What did you do together as children?
Robbie: I was so young. I remember pool parties. His family’s house had a pool, so my family would go over and swim. And video games, for sure. This was so long ago, it was Super Nintendo. Stephen even had the Super Scope — the big huge rocket-launcher-looking gun that comes with Super Nintendo. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. That’s probably the main reason why I hung out with him.
Stephen: We were able to have that relationship for a couple of years, because with the age gap, there’s that sort of spot where you’re a little paternal almost, and then you get to the spot where that would be weird [Robbie laughs], and then you circle back to where you can become friends again, and that’s where we are now.
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While you may have to wait until Wednesday, October 9 to get your first complete look at “Arrow” season 2, we do have some good news for you now: There’s an opportunity to see at least some of the footage of the new season a little bit early.
One week before the premiere on October 2, which also happens to be a day before “The Vampire Diaries” officially kicks off the new season on The CW, the network will air a retrospective entitled “Arrow: Year One.” This title should be familiar, since it is also a very popular Green Arrow comic series that Stephen Amell studied carefully to draw inspiration for his portrayal of Oliver Queen on the show.
f you want to get a sense of what to expect during this hour, just take a look at the official synopsis just unveiled from the folks over at The CW:
“This one-hour special gives fans a chance to catch up on the incredible events that led billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) to secretly create the persona of Arrow. Five years after being lost at sea, Oliver returns to Starling City to carry out his father’s dying wish: take down the corrupt elite who have failed his city. The special follows Oliver as he delivers vigilante justice and discovers that the real threat to his city is far greater than he ever imagined. An exclusive first look at season two is included.”
If you loved the show’s first season, then the message that we have for you right now is pretty simple: You’re going to love what is coming up just as much if not more. There will be more iconic characters from the DC Comics than ever before, in addition to there also be more villains and reasons for Oliver to be a hero.
The ultimate validation in Hollywood? Approval from a Superhero. And that’s just what the future Batman got thanks to Oliver Queen. When Ben Affleck was named the new Caped Crusader, when he faces off against Superman in the Man of Steel sequel, the internet exploded with people voicing, make that screaming, their opinions on the casting decision. But leave it to Stephen Amell to use his 140 characters for good. He tweeted: “Affleck will be awesome. They don’t just and huge / iconic parts out at random.”
“Glee” alum Grant Gustin is heading into superhero territory on The CW’s “Arrow.”
The young actor has been cast as Barry Allen, who becomes superhero The Flash, on “Arrow,” Access Hollywood has confirmed.
And, he already has some advice from series star, Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Arrow.
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“Hey @grantgust… You should probably start stretching your hamstrings like… immediately. Congratulations!! #Flash,” Stephen Tweeted on Friday afternoon.
Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity Smoak on the show, also Tweeted over the casting news.
“Anyone else chanting “Gustin. Gustin. Gustin” like they are at a track race? @grantgust #FLASH #Arrow,” she wrote.
According to a character breakdown, “Barry Allen is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. A comic book fan boy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow, unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante.”
Barry is a regular man who gets transformed into a superhero with super speed and other super abilities in the comic, and his journey on the show won’t be something that goes down lightly with the gang in Starling City.
“Our characters that people have come to know and like in ‘Arrow’ will react to the extraordinary changes to their world hopefully in a very realistic way,” Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg told reporters in July about adding in The Flash. “These ‘powers’ won’t be treated as common place on the show. They will be extraordinary events and the world and our characters in them will react accordingly.”
Barry/The Flash, will appear in episodes 8, 9 and 20.
David Nutter, who directed the “Arrow” Season 1 pilot, is directing the third episode The Flash is featured in – Episode 20.
“It feels right that he’s doing this,” Kreisberg previously said. “As much as people talk about Marc [Guggenheim] and I for ‘Arrow,’ David really made it what it was with his amazing direction and unparalleled leadership.”
“Arrow” returns for its second season on October 9 at 8/7c on The CW.