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New action-heavy trailer for CW's Arrow features a major DC comics villain tease

06.07.2012

A new trailer for CW's Arrow, based on the DC comics character Green Arrow, is not only heavy on the action, but also gives us a glimpse of a major DC comics villain in the form of Deathstroke, aka Slade Wilson.  I haven't heard mention of Deathstroke in the series, but this is one hell of an indicator. 

Take a look:

This is the best promo I've seen for Arrow so far and kind of reminds of me of THE BOURNE IDENTITY, which probably isn't accidental.  They seem to be relying on a heavy dose of mystery in terms of what happened to Oliver Queen on the island, which led him to gain the skills needed to become Green Arrow (or, Arrow, as he's calling himself).  I think it's a great angle and gives us some suspense to the character, rather than the one-off version in Smallville.

If Deathstroke does indeed show up as a villain or anti-hero, that would be beyond cool.  For those unaware, Deathstroke is a mercenary/assassin who first appeared in Teen Titans and has been a major villain/anti-hero since then, gaining massive popularity throughout the years.  In short, he's pretty bad ass.

With this trailer and the possibility of Deathstroke being in the show ('cause let's face it, that could just be a head on that stick), I'm officially onboard for Arrow.  DVR will be officially set. 

Arrow premieres this Fall on CW.

Extra Tidbit: What villains would YOU like to see Green Arrow fight in the new show?
Source: TV Web

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12:55AM on 06/08/2012
I dunno. I'm getting a One Tree Hill mixed with Lost mixed with a teeny, tiny bit of Green Arrow thrown in vibe from it. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I'm probably not.
I dunno. I'm getting a One Tree Hill mixed with Lost mixed with a teeny, tiny bit of Green Arrow thrown in vibe from it. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I'm probably not.
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11:59PM on 06/07/2012

Tidbit,

If they could pull him off on a CW budget, Brick would be cool. Far and away GA's most interesting villain,IMHO.
If they could pull him off on a CW budget, Brick would be cool. Far and away GA's most interesting villain,IMHO.
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9:11PM on 06/07/2012
It went by pretty quick but are they using the same mansion/castle that was used in Smallville and the X-Men movies? Certainly there's got to be some other castles out there to film with.
It went by pretty quick but are they using the same mansion/castle that was used in Smallville and the X-Men movies? Certainly there's got to be some other castles out there to film with.
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5:40PM on 06/07/2012
Deathstroke is the DC version of Marvel's Deadpool?
Deathstroke is the DC version of Marvel's Deadpool?
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6:02PM on 06/07/2012
Yes.
Yes.
8:56PM on 06/07/2012
HA! Frist off deadpool came in 1991 and deathstroke came in 1980. Second they're nothing alike. Deathstroke is pretty much if batman went bad instead of good. If you were to compare him to a marvel character it would taskmaster. Know your shit fanboys.
HA! Frist off deadpool came in 1991 and deathstroke came in 1980. Second they're nothing alike. Deathstroke is pretty much if batman went bad instead of good. If you were to compare him to a marvel character it would taskmaster. Know your shit fanboys.
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5:24PM on 06/07/2012
Please, please, please do NOT be another "The Cape"
Please, please, please do NOT be another "The Cape"
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4:39PM on 06/07/2012
It doesn't look terrible, but did they really have to drop "Green" from the title?
It doesn't look terrible, but did they really have to drop "Green" from the title?
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4:14PM on 06/07/2012
Wow, they really want to flush DC down the drain. That looks about as bad as the Wonder Woman they wanted to make, and a lot worse than the lame Green Lantern.
Wow, they really want to flush DC down the drain. That looks about as bad as the Wonder Woman they wanted to make, and a lot worse than the lame Green Lantern.
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3:25PM on 06/07/2012

I'm interested

Hmm, wonder if Black Canary (his eventual love interest) will show up too? That would be awesome.
Hmm, wonder if Black Canary (his eventual love interest) will show up too? That would be awesome.
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2:38PM on 06/07/2012
Love Deathstroke!
Love Deathstroke!
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1:03PM on 06/07/2012

What is up with bow and arrows?!!

So this is Hunger Games meets Smallville and throw in a relationship for the teenage girls (obvious target audience) call it Arrow and make it as far away from the DC comics as possible.
So this is Hunger Games meets Smallville and throw in a relationship for the teenage girls (obvious target audience) call it Arrow and make it as far away from the DC comics as possible.
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8:45AM on 06/08/2012
You couldn't even fit Hawkeye into that lame rant?
You couldn't even fit Hawkeye into that lame rant?
1:01PM on 06/07/2012
Count Vertigo was always a cool Green Arrow Villian. As was onomatopoeia.
Count Vertigo was always a cool Green Arrow Villian. As was onomatopoeia.
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1:00PM on 06/07/2012
Looks like it could be good or looks like it could be a relationship show with action splashed in. Ill probably give the pilot a shot and see what happens from there but if its at all like Smallville Ill be passing.
Looks like it could be good or looks like it could be a relationship show with action splashed in. Ill probably give the pilot a shot and see what happens from there but if its at all like Smallville Ill be passing.
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12:54PM on 06/07/2012
Was the bald guy lex luthor? The Red Skull gang? Oh, Slade, from Teen Titans- right on. This looks bad
Was the bald guy lex luthor? The Red Skull gang? Oh, Slade, from Teen Titans- right on. This looks bad
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