New ‘Arrow’ Trailer, Producers Say ‘No’ To Superpowers

By Ryan Rigley

Good news and bad news for those of you eagerly awaiting the premiere of “Arrow,” The CW’s newest superhero drama series based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow. Yesterday, “Arrow” executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg confirmed (via Comic Book Movie) that the show won’t be featuring any special cameos from the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, or Green Lantern. In fact, in the “Arrow” universe, superpowers will be pretty much non-existent. This, of course, is the bad news.

On the brighter side, a brand new trailer (via CBR) for the show has just been released giving us a much more in-depth look at the basic premise of the show. And you can watch all three and a half minutes of it after the jump!

After falling off of his boat in the middle of the ocean, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is presumed dead only to be discovered on a desolate island five years later. He returns to Starling City with a fresh sense of determination and responsibility, utilizing his new-found mastery of the bow and arrow to fight crime as the masked vigilante known as Arrow.

It’s a shame to hear about the lack of superpowers and/or high profile cameos in the show, but it does make perfect sense when you think about it. After all, the series is called “Arrow,” not “Justice League.” But that doesn’t necessarily mean that “Arrow” will be without its guest appearances.

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“Anyone who comes into his world will be a supporting character. Those characters aren’t supporting characters. Those are leads,” states Guggenheim on the matter of the Justice League. “We’ll be focusing more on supporting cast in the DC universe. People who come in and complement Oliver, not overtake him.” Sounds like we’ll be seeing appearance from more DC characters based in real-life, much like Deathstroke and Huntress, who have already been announced. Maybe Black Canary will even be making an appearance!

A more realistic take on Green Arrow seems like a great idea. It worked wonders for Christopher Nolan with his “Dark Knight” trilogy, so why wouldn’t it work for Oliver Queen in “Arrow”? I mean, they’re both superpower-less billionaire playboys waging a one-man war on crime in the form of masked vigilantism!

“Arrow” premieres Wednesday, October 10th at 8 P.M. on The CW.

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