First Official Look at Stephen Amell in the CW’s Arrow

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Stephen Amell in Arrow TV Series

The CW/Warner Bros. has released your first official look at star Stephen Amell in full costume as Green Arrow from their upcoming superhero TV show “Arrow”.

First up, good to see they’re keeping with the traditional bow and arrow set-up, and not have him running around with some high-tech bow or crossbow doohickey. The green in the uniform is also pleasing, as it seems to indicate “Arrow” will still be about Green Arrow, and that they haven’t gotten completely rid of that part of the character yet (which, yeah, was something I had feared).

Amell stars as Oliver Queen, aka the Green Arrow on the show. Queen is a rich billionaire Playboy who, after a little run-in on a yacht and an island leaves him stranded from civilization for years, returns home as a vigilante superhero determined to make up for his past sins and help the downtrodden. And if that sounds like a show you might want to keep track of, feel free to head over to our Arrow: The TV Series fansite for more information, details, and goodies.

The cast also includes Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, Jamey Sheridan, Colin Salmon, Susanna Thompson, Annie Ilonzeh, and David Ramsey.

Stephen Amell in Arrow TV Series

Stephen Amell in Arrow TV Series

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I like the look. The top looks like a leather jacket almost. I can easliy see this working, and looking alot better than the Smallville look.

  • Lexavi80

    Very good first step.

  • Online72

    I like that the origin is tied to the canon. [e.g. island] Not sure how effective he’ll be with only those few arrows….

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      My guess is that the arrows will be his signature, but they won’t be a gimmick. It always bothered me that Green Arrow fought bad guys using goofy looking arrows that he pulls out of that quiver of his in the comics. I mean, how do you keep all those arrows in such a small quiver? From the background stuff I’ve seen of the show, and what they’re talking about doing with the character, this will be more gritty, grounded, and less comic book-y.

      • Online72

        Agreed. I was more concerned with the small number shown…not that the punching glove arrow was missing.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Haha, punching glove arrow. Good times, good times…

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          It’s a promo pic man. That’s what he’s got left after a night of shooting bad guys. LOL.
          I’m sure he’ll have some trick arrows though. Maybe not a boxing glove arrow, but a knockout one, gas tipped, taser tipped, etc. In “Green Arrow: Year One” he actually used a blunted tiped arrow to knock someone out by clocking them in the head.

          I do like the look even more in the close up. It looks closer to the original look than the armored Smallville/New 52 look he has. I think a cross between the two would work best. Like as he gets more used to the persona he pads it out with some kevlar or such.

  • Juggernaut

    Looks good.