Arrow Season 5 could be the turning point for the superhero TV series to regain its former glory.
Fans have high expectations for the upcoming Arrow Season 5. Fortunately, their hopes would not be in vain. Spoilers revealed early on how the superhero TV series intends to revert to its core elements, hence the return of hand-to-hand combat scenes and the focus on Star City.
Based on the synopsis for episode one Legacy, it appears the earlier theory of reuniting Team Arrow has a twist. Instead of bringing them back together, Season 5 will introduce new vigilantes to the story. Initially, Oliver resisted Felicity’s idea.
However, the emergence of a new foe forces his hand to form a new team to help him fight. Melty revealed his new allies to be younger than him. Hence, they look up to him as a mentor. The team would include Mr. Terrific, Artemis and Wild Dog. Meanwhile, EP Marc Guggenheim discussed the significance of the theme legacy to Oliver.
“The idea [is] Oliver honoring Black Canary’s [Katie Cassidy] legacy after Laurel’s death last year. As the season progresses, you’ll see that there are a lot of callbacks to Season 1. What we’re doing is we’re dramatizing Oliver’s desire to grow, move forward and evolve, but this concept of legacy keeps threatening to pull him back to the early days,” Guggenheim told Entertainment Weekly.
This would coincide with the revelation from Katie Cassidy about her character Black Canary’s reappearance in Arrow Season 5. Yet it would also hint at the return of someone from Oliver’s past. However, this reunion would not be as joyful as others would be. The added teaser offered by Guggenheim even suggested Oliver was responsible for the emergence of his new adversary Prometheus. Hence, the question is, who from his past has a vendetta against him?