Friday, August 17, 2012

"Arrow": Destiny Leaves Its Mark

Sneak Peek a new 'beef-cake' key art image, supporting CW's upcoming Vancouver-lensed TV series "Arrow", adapting DC Comics' "Green Arrow" comic book character.
"Arrow" stars Stephen Amell, Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson and Paul Blackthorne, with the pilot directed by David Nutter ("Band Of Brothers") from a story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim.
"Arrow" joins other developing TV pilots based on DC Comics superheroes "Booster Gold", "Deadman" and "Spectre". Created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, "Green Arrow' debuted 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.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Arrow"...