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Stephen Amell talks Arrow Season 5’s big bad and returning the show to its roots…

May 22nd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We love Arrow here at FTN. We do.


We’re the first to admit that it has lost its way a little in the last couple of seasons. And we strongly suspect this is because of the development of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Something that Arrow/Oliver Queen himself, Stephen Amell seems to admit to.

The actor has teased a little about the villain for the show’s fifth season as well as his hopes for the show’s future at The CW Upfronts: “‘Supergirl’ is coming, but we don’t have to introduce a new show next year. In Season 2, it was the introduction of ‘The Flash’ and crossovers there, and last year there was a lot with ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ and we don’t have to do that this year because ‘Supergirl’ is already established. So I would like to focus on a lot of the stuff that I think ‘Arrow’ does very well,” he said.

Arrow started out fairly well grounded in reality or at least in so far as magic, meta humans and superheroes were concerned and, with the introduction of Flash and the Legends, it became a part of this much more fantastical world. But that could be about to change next season:  “I’ve heard that our big bad, our villain, is something that you can really only do once you’re in the fifth, sixth or seventh season of a TV show … As far as I know, they don’t have superpowers. I’ll tell you that.

Are we excited? Yes. Are we confident Arrow can return to its former glory? Yes because let’s remember, it all started with Arrow, so it’s more than due a return to form.

Source: Variety

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….