By Charles Webb
"We approached the first episode as if it was a movie sequel" explains "Arrow" showrunner Andrew Kreisberg during a recent visit to the Vancouver set of the CW drama. The series enters its second season tomorrow night, bringing back Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), AKA "the vigilante," with a new mission to clean up crime in his hometown.
But first, someone's got to get him back off that island.
****Mild spoilers for the season premiere of "Arrow" will follow.**** Read More...
by Brett White
While talking to Digital Spy, "Arrow" leading man Stephen Amell was faced with a question fans have been wanting the answer to for a while now: with a "Justice League" motion picture most likely in the pipeline, would he be interested in bringing Oliver Queen to the big screen?
"I'd sweep their floors," joked Amell. "Any opportunity to be a part of the Justice League movie as Green Arrow or otherwise, it would be really exciting, but it doesn't have to be a movie. We are doing a—we're working in concert with DC and the better we do, the more successful our show is, the more opportunities we're going to get to perhaps have members of the Justice League on our show."
by Brett White
When you go out with as big of a bang as "Arrow's" first season did, you're bound to keep fans talking for a while. That's been the case so far, as our "Arrow" coverage hasn't slowed down a bit since the finale a few weeks ago. We've been promised more big bads in season two as well as a super team.
IGN caught up with "Arrow" leading man Stephen Amell and found out as much about the show's sophomore season as Amell would allow. The big question on every fan's mind is just how Oliver Queen will continue on after the events of the season finale.
"We're just going to find everybody in a different place. I think we're actually going to find Oliver literally in a different place at the beginning of next year. It's our second season, but it's kind of like a new series. So I'm excited."
One big spoiler lurks after the jump, so look away if you haven't finished the latest episode of "Arrow."
by Brett White
Two new promo photos of Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, the titular vigilante archer of the CW drama "Arrow," have been released by Entertainment Weekly. They show two distinct and conflicting sides of Amell; one depicts the actor wearing a shirt, and the other depicts the actor not wearing a shirt. Such is the duality of man! Check out the pictures below.
Starling City's own billionaire playboy turned vigilante, Oliver Queen, is a man of many mysteries. Whether it's sneaking off during family dinners or breaking his ribs in a "motorcycle accident," there's a lot more to Mr. Queen than initially meets the eye. Fans of The CW's "Arrow" will attest to the many hidden intricacies brought to light since the pilot episode premiered last year, but nobody knows the true nature of these secrets quite like Stephen Amell.
At the People's Choice Awards earlier this week, we got a chance to talk Amell about the later half of the first season of "Arrow" (which returns next Wednesday, January 16) and his own personal views on his character, Oliver Queen. Read on for his thoughts on Helena Bartinelli (aka The Huntress), Oliver's wicked mother, and more.
The Oliver Queen of "Arrow" fame deviates from other DC Comics heroes like Superman and Batman in one key way: he kills criminals when the need arises.
The big question is... why?
Stephen Amell, star of The CW's comic book adaptation, has an answer. Speaking with SFX Magazine, Amell said that Queen needs to kill his enemies because any other outcome wouldn't be realistic.
See what he had to say below:
Don't make Arrow angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.
Oliver Queen is out for justice for the citizens of Starling City, taking criminals and the corrupt off the street one carefully aimed arrow at a time. A brand new poster for the CW series has arrived online today courtesy of TV Line, just ahead of the show's string of sweeps episodes — and as you can see by the emerald-tipped arrow over Oliver's eye, our hero means business.
Check out the poster, and descriptions of those sweeps episodes, after the break.
Oliver Queen might be something of a ladies man, but he'll always be haunted by the one who got away — or, more accurately, the one he pushed away by sleeping with another woman right before a fatal boating accident.
When "Arrow" premieres on October 10, viewers will quickly realize there's bad blood between Ollie and his former flame Laurel. Before his turn as a crime-fighter, Oliver's womanizing ways led him to a secret relationship with someone very close to Laurel. That affair ended tragically during the same incident that left Oliver stranded on an island for five years — and to hear stars Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy tell it, time has certainly not healed all wounds between Ollie and Laurel.
For those of you counting down the days until the Oct. 10 premiere of "Arrow" on the CW, we share in your enthusiastic anticipation, particularly because this writer can't go anywhere without seeing star Stephen Amell and his toned torso plastered up on billboards everywhere. When MTV News caught up with the leading man at the iHeartRadio Fest in Las Vegas recently, we asked for his thoughts on CW's not-so-subtle marketing strategy.
"I'm in Vancouver, I don't see anything!" he said. "I just see what people send me on my Twitter account, which doesn't suck by the way, it's pretty awesome."
Also awesome was the fact that minutes after completing our chat with Amell, his costar Colin Donnell arrived for a chat and Amell couldn't resist coming back into frame to give his buddy some adorable touchy-feely bromantic love.
Comparisons between Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy and The CW's upcoming "Arrow" are inevitable, and not wholly unfair. But there's a very big difference between Nolan's gritty Batman and the Oliver Queen we're about to meet on the small screen — unlike the former hero, Queen shoots to kill.
You can get a taste of just how lethal Queen's tactics truly are in a brand new clip from "Arrow" released today, and viewable below.