Stephen Amell hinted at possible changes on “Arrow” season 5 in the aftermath of the “Flashpoint.”
The actor, who plays Green Arrow, made the revelation during a live broadcast on Facebook, Comic Book reported. While Amell described the “Flashpoint” plot as being “really cool,” it could also possibly alter Arrowverse as we know it.
“Don’t know, certainly could,” the publication quoted Amell. Could his four words hint at what many think “Arrow” needs? A change that perhaps the “Flashpoint storyline” can offer, GeekFeed suggested. Thus, it’s likely the “shot in the arm it needs to make it better,” Tech Times wrote.
“Flashpoint” was one of the biggest story arcs in 2011 that affected almost all the heroes of the DC Universe, the publication recalled. Comic Book explained it was part of a publishing initiative to reboot the line. Hence, the creation of 52 new #1 issues that featured shortened and modified character histories, the publication added. Doctor Manhattan from “Watchmen” is supposedly behind the whole plot that intended to “steal ten years from the DC heroes.” Amell also teased about the first episode of
Doctor Manhattan from “Watchmen” is supposedly behind the whole plot that intended to “steal ten years from the DC heroes.” Amell also teased about the first episode of “Arrow” season 5, BuddyTV revealed. Fans are likely in for a treat based on the actor’s account, the publication noted.
“If [the premiere] is any indication, Arrow is going to be f*****g mean this year. And that’s really exciting,” Amell said. However, the actor clarified his statement to say his character would not turn evil just meaner, the publication added. Amell went on to reveal bigger news about the premiere episode.
“[The premiere episode] has the opportunity for us to have the most vicious, violent one-shot in the history of network television,” he added. Amell also told fans to expect changes to his costume on the series as it would be nothing like before. Moreover, he hinted at the reappearance of a familiar character who has been away for two full seasons.
It’s unknown which character Amell referred to though some believe it might be Slade. However, TVLine pointed out that Slade did appear in season 3 thus, he couldn’t be the one based on Amell’s revelation. To date, the only new face certain to appear in “Arrow” season 5 is Tyler Ritter who will play a recurring role as Detective Malone, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.
“Arrow” season 5 premieres October 5 on The CW at 8 p.m. ET/PT.