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Has Arrow another big Batman villain hiding under the hood?

March 19th, 2014 by Marc Comments


Our friends over at Nerdbastards have been doing some investigating around the upcoming episodes of Arrow and have come up with a great theory which, even if it’s wrong, is so much fun we need to share it with you all…

Going along with the idea that the teaser image above from the upcoming episode Suicide Squad is Harley Quinn, their theory reckons we may see another big Batman villain on the show soon.

“After keeping a tight lid on it for so long, Arrow producer Marc Guggenheim recently announced the title of “The Man Under The Hood” for episode 19 of this season. While this could be referring to Oliver, or Malcolm Merlyn, there just seems to be too much secrecy over the name of this episode. Along with hints dropped by star Stephen Amell about other vigilantes and saying, “not all hoods are green,” one has to wonder if this title is actually in reference to the Red Hood.”

The title has a striking resemblance to Batman: Under The Red Hood, and with rumors of Nightwing possibly appearing in the City of Heroes, Red Hood would be a built in villain should Dick Grayson ever show up. It seems unlikely that the Red Hood would be the Joker’s version, especially if that was indeed Harley Quinn in the “Suicide Squad” preview, but I guess anything is possible.

So, if the above image is indeed Harley, what do you think? Will we see the Harlequin of Hate soon too? Now that would be special… Mark Hamill, we want to talk with you about a new TV project…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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