With "Smallville" in the rear view mirror, The CW has jumped into its possible DC superhero successor with "Arrow;" a reimagined take on Green Arrow that finds Stephen Amell stepping into the role of Oliver Queen and his costumed alter ego.
The CW has released a first look at Amell in costume from the set of "Arrow." And while some of the details are hard to make out, it appears to have stepped away from the bright green plastic look of Green Arrow's costume in "Smallville," and it seems to be closer in spirit to his comic book counterpart. The new Green Arrow costume was designed by Colleen Atwood, a three-time Oscar winner.
"When I directed the pilot for 'Smallville,' I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero," said David Nutter, who is currently directing the "Arrow" pilot and will serve as an executive producer for the potential series. "'Arrow' is a different show — darker and harder-edged — but it's the same core idea. "We're creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. Colleen Atwood’s great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort."
Joining Amell in "Arrow" are Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance aka Black Canary and Willa Holland as Oliver Queen's younger sister, Thea; along with Paul Blackthorne, Jamey Sheridan, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson and Colin Salmon.
"Arrow" was developed by "Green Lantern" scribes Marc Guggenheim and Greg Berlanti, with a script by Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. The pilot episode is filming in Vancouver and it is highly favored to make The CW's fall schedule.
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