“Arrow” star Stephen Amell has shot down rumors that the Green Arrow will have a superpower in the show’s upcoming fifth season, saying that he would prefer it if Oliver Queen’s alter ego would rely on his human skills.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” actor pointed out that one of the things that make “Arrow” appealing despite the crowded superhero TV market is the fact that the protagonists do not have superpowers.
“I think that ultimately, we are always going to be at our best when we do what we do best, which is, we’re the superpowerless superhero show, right?”
According to Yibada, Amell also revealed that the major villain for the upcoming season will be “charming and charismatic” and is something only shows in their “fifth, sixth or seventh season” could pull off. He previously said that the villain will have no superpower.
“Arrow” first debuted in 2012, eventually starting a DC Television Universe that led to “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and to a certain extent, “Gotham” in rival network Fox, Screen Rant reported.
Starting first as a vigilante thriller, the debut of Greg Berlanti’s other superhero shows have led to a different flavor to the show as it had to accommodate the expansion of the universe. Amell’s recent pronouncements seem to be implying that “Arrow” will go back to the tone it has set in its first season.
The season five of “Arrow” will premiere in the fall on the CW along with three other DC properties after “Supergirl” was transferred from CBS. Not much is known about the upcoming season apart from viewers will finally learning why Oliver Queen has a Bratva tattoo and why he knows how to speak the Russian language.