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Oliver Queen will finally sport a proper mask in Arrow

November 19th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

A common fan complaint about The CW’s series Arrow is that Oliver Queen doesn’t wear a mask when he’s doing the whole super hero thing. Well that will change soon, Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Ollie’s trademark mask will be making its debut on Arrow this December! Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had this to say:

“Conceptually, it was something we wanted to do because Oliver himself is evolving as the Arrow–  from vigilante to hero, sort of from Arrow to Green Arrow — and we wanted to see that progression in his costume as well. As Oliver is embracing being a hero, being a hero means stepping out of the dark and being more of a symbol, so he has to take steps to conceal his identity more.”

Kreisberg went on:  

“It’s going to allow the Arrow to interact with people who don’t know his identity in a much more organic way than having him constantly keep his head down.”

The mask will appear in the December 11th episode of Arrow, and the change will be addressed on the show:

 “He doesn’t just put on a mask. It’s actually a big plot point in an episode, and there really is a story behind, not only the need for the mask but also who provides him with it. It’s going to be a little bit of a surprise, and once they see how the mask comes into creation, I think people will be really excited about it.”

Now will they ever call him Green Arrow……..

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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