Monday, March 19, 2012

First Look @ CW's Green "Arrow"

Sneak Peek the first image from the new CW TV Pilot "Arrow," shooting in Vancouver until April 2, 2012, based on DC Comics 'Green Arrow' superhero character :

Characters that appear in "Arrow" include :

'Oliver Queen' : "...a 27 year old reformed bad boy, who after having spent five years shipwrecked on a tiny, brutally dangerous island in the South China Sea returns to town...a different man. Or to be more specific, a tortured, thoughtful master of the bow with a ferocious determination to make a difference."

'Dinah Laurel Lance' : "... 28 years old, smart and sexy, Laurel is a legal aid attorney determined to use her life as a one-woman war against the 1% following the death of her younger sister Sara. A sister, who as luck would have it, just so happened to have died aboard Oliver’s yacht."

'Tommy Merlyn' "...28 years old , is a 'trustafarian' like Oliver, a spectacularly rich young man whose life revolves around parties, clubs, liquor and anonymous sex. Unlike Oliver, he can’t seem to understand his former best friend’s sudden change of lifestyle and direction".

'Moira Queen' : "...48 years old, a beautiful woman and Oliver’s mother. Moira is a very wealthy woman who is not used to being shaken. Having remarried during the five years that former husband 'Robert' and Oliver were both presumed dead, Moira has had free rein over the Queen billions.

"Not surprisingly, she’s deeply interested in learning whether or not Robert will also return unexpectedly, to ruin her present marriage and go over the books with a fine-tooth comb."

'John Diggle': "...35 years old, African-American Diggle is a former military man who served with the Army Rangers in Afghanistan, and has been a bodyguard for hire for the last four years. Hired by Moira to be Oliver’s chauffeur and protector, Diggle soon finds he is trapped in a battle of wits, as Oliver repeatedly eludes his protection. But in fact, Diggle’s primary conflict is one of loyalty — he has to show that he’s working for Oliver, not Moira, before Oliver will give him a smidgen of trust.

'Thea Queen': "...17 years old, Oliver’s Lolita-esque sister, was a 12 year old girl when he went on his infamous yachting voyage — but now she’s a 'celebutante' who’s testing the boundaries of acceptable behavior. Thea loved her big brother with all her heart, and is delighted to have him back in her life — but she’s spreading her wings, and is unprepared for Oliver to become the Bad Cop in the family, restricting her access to boys and drugs..."

The "Arrow" TV pilot, is from writers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg ("Green Lantern").

"Arrow" joins other new TV pilots in development, based on DC Comics superheroes, including "Booster Gold", "Deadman" and "Spectre".

Created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, "Green Arrow' first appeared in "More Fun Comics" #73 (November 1941), as 'Oliver Queen', a billionaire and former mayor of 'Star City'.

Dressed like 'Robin Hood', Green Arrow is an archer who invents trick arrows with various special functions, including glue, net, explosive, time bomb, grappling, fire extinguishing, flash and tear gas arrows.

Originally developed as an archery-themed 'Batman' vigilante, the character has developed over the years into a voice of 'left-wing' and 'progressive' politics.

The 'Green Arrow' character also appeared in the live-action, Vancouver-lensed "Smallville" TV series.

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