It’s almost time for the upcoming second season of the hit CW series Arrow. And there’s plenty of reason to get especially excited about this season. We’ve been following Arrow from day one and although we felt that the show could have been so much better, we’ve always hoped that it become what it is truly capable of – A DC Comic centred TV show that features lots of DC superheroes, with more depth, great acting, and generating more spin-off DC TV shows!
A lot happened with the entire DC superhero franchise in the last couple of months. With the DC movie universe doing extremely well with it’s Batman and Superman franchises, some of that success in the form of and funding has flowed over to Arrow!
Here’s everything we can expect in season two of Arrow, including some kick-ass superheroes that joined the cast. Arrow Season 2: All the new Superheroes Explained:
Season two will see the usual cast return. Here’s the synopsis for season 2:
Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) travel to Lian Yu in search of Oliver (Stephen Amell) who left Starling City after The Undertaking. Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in worse shape than he thought – Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to visit Moira (Susanna Thompson) in jail, Roy (Colton Haynes) is trying to fill the void left by the Arrow’s absence, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is working with the District Attorney’s office to take down the vigilante. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Slade (Manu Bennett), Shado (guest star Celina Jade) and Oliver in a desperate situation.
The show is also expanding its roster of comic book characters and will include Caity Lotz as Black Canary,Michael Jai White as Bronze Tiger, Kevin Alejandro as Sebastian Blood, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Sin, and will feature the series debut of Barry Allen aka The Flash later in the season. Also, the below image was released that gives us a glimpse of the first episode “City of Heroes”. Yup, that is lovely Summer Glau on the left. Summer Glau (Voted as one of our Top 15 hottest woman in Sci-Fi) will play a new baddie called Isabel Rochev. To recap, here’s the new Superheroes/villains we can expect to see in Season 2:
Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau), is from a small village in Siberia, where she lived a life of servitude working in a diamond mine. When the head of Queen Industries, Robert Queen, came to her village, she was inspired by the man, who she saw as a symbol of one’s inner power. She fell in love with him and whilst he may or may not have loved her, she found him a great source of inspiration and vowed to make something of herself and rise from her humble status as a slave girl.
She is the Vice-President of Acquisitions for Stellmoor International, a rival of Queen Consolidated. Little else is known about her, but she is believed to be one of the corrupt individuals who has contributed to the ruination of Starling City. Her name is listed in Robert Queen’s book:
This was a huge announcement and we’re really excited to see The Flash back on the big screen. Glee actor Grant Gustin will play DC Comics hero The Flash/Barry Allen. The star, Sebastian Smythe in the musical comedy Glee, is to appear in three episodes which could result in a potential Flash spin-off series
The Wrap revealed that the famous DC comics character Black Canary will be joining season 2 of Arrow but it appears that series regular Laurel Lance (played by Katie Cassidy) won’t be transitioning into Black Canary (her longtime superhero alias in the source material). Arrow’s writers have decided to bring in another actress for the “golden age” version of the character and cast “The Pact” star Caity Lotz.
Ben Turner (Jai White) comes from an upper middle class black neighbourhood in Central City. When he was only 10 years old, he saw a burglar attacking his parents, and he proceeded to kill the man with a kitchen knife. In an effort to control the rage inside him, Turner turns to martial arts (and eventually, crime). The Bronze Tiger possesses no superhuman powers, but is a superb martial artist. He has bested notable martial artists such as Batman and fought Richard Dragon to a standstill.
Former “True Blood” star Kevin Alejandro will play Sebastian Blood. Drawing inspiration from the iconic New Teen Titans nemesis Brother Blood, Sebastian is an alderman who rises to power in the wake of the earthquake that devastated Starling City in Arrow’s first-season finale. Blood’s “man-of-the-people” popularity instantly places him at odds with Oliver Queen, whose family he blames for the quake.
Sebastian was the eighth individual to assume the name of Brother Blood. As demanded by seven generations of tradition, whoever holds such a title is recognized as the High Priest of the Church of Blood and an emissary to the demonic entity known as Trigon.
Commonly known as DC’s Nick Fury, rumours suggests that the sixth episode of the upcoming `arrow` season will introduce the `arrow` incarnation of DC`s mainstay go-between Amanda Waller acting as a recurring role. Waller will head up the already-established A.R.G.U.S. and lead up a team that kidnaps Diggle (David Ramsey).
Season 2 premier’s on October 9th, here’s the trailer: