by Ryan Rigley
Look out, S.H.I.E.L.D.! There’s a new shady organization in town with an acronym that’s shorter and easier to remember. Earlier this week, Marc Guggenheim (producer of the CW’s “Arrow“) teased the debut of A.R.G.U.S. (Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-Humans) in an upcoming episode.
However, sticking to the “Arrow” theme of no superpowers, A.R.G.U.S. will now stand for Advanced Research Group United Support. Created by DC Comics’ Geoff Johns and Gene Ha, A.R.G.U.S. first made its appearance in “Justice League” #7. How the organization will fit into the world of “Arrow” remains to be seen, but there is one thing that is for certain: A.R.G.U.S. will be coming into direct contact with Oliver Queen.
In the comic books, Green Arrow actually works directly for A.R.G.U.S. on a government-sanctioned team of superheroes called the Justice League of America. Founded by the U.S. government’s Amanda Waller and Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman’s on-again off-again boyfriend), the Justice League of America is comprised of the likes of Hawkman, Catwoman, Stargirl, and Vibe, put together as a sort of countermeasure for Batman and Superman’s Justice League.
Clearly, superheroes such as Hawkman and Stargirl will never be making an appearance in the “Arrow” universe due to the series’ “no superpowers” rule. But that isn’t to say that versions of Amanda Waller and Steve Trevor won’t be introduced!
Producer Marc Guggenheim also recently made mention of a new viral site set up for this week’s episode of “Arrow” (entitled “The Savior”) which is a countdown to the episode as well as a list of names. The site looks as if it has been set up by the deranged killer (called the Savior) who claims to have been inspired by Oliver Queen’s hooded vigilante, with the list of names being of his next targets. Plus, to make matters worse, Roy Harper has made the list!
Seems as though Arrow and Speedy are finally going to come face to face with each other. So how exactly will their first meeting pan out? Tune in to the CW’s “Arrow,” tonight at 8 P.M. EST, to find out!
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