Let’s welcome the all new, Green Arrow to the fold!
It’s taken until the beginning of Season 4, but Oliver Queen is now The Green Arrow. Sorry, Olicity fans; it looks like that ride off into the sunset will be short-lived. The new duds, which Amell took center stage to show SDCC attendees, are a more militaristic approach than before. The gauntlets remind me of his New52 outfit, and the shoulder pads and chest armor give him a more tech-savvy look; could this suit be designed by Cisco?
Diggle also looks to have a new costume, taking Ollie’s advice to heart. The costume won’t be one of his own, however. Diggle will become The Guardian, a character born in 1942 and created by Jack Kirby. Ironically enough, the first Guardian in the books was trained by Joe Morgan, the same guy who trained both Wildcat and the first Atom (Al Pratt).
That brings us to the bad guys. Damien Darhk has been cast. It will be Neal McDonough (Mob City, Dum Dum Dugan from Agent Carter/Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) – not exactly the same baby-faced guy we know in the comics, but still an agent of H.I.V.E. Batman villain (Jesus Christ on a cracker, Arrow, get your own bad guys…) Anarky will be another villain in Season 4 – think Occupy Wall Street meets the Joker. He started as kind of a lame character, but his roles in Arkham Origins and the new Detective Comics (start with #34) really made a modern iteration more relatable.
Tech whiz Mister Terrific will be setting up shop on Arrow, serving as a tech partner to Felicity. I’m a bit less excited about this news; hopefully he has more of a role than tech support since he had such a major part to play in the Futures End event. No notes on who is playing Mr. Terrific, but this “version of Mister Terrific happens to be gay.”
Arrow Season 4 will come to the CW October 7, 2015.