‘Arrow’ Is Our Hero Of The Week!

by Brett White

Even though the DC Comics TV show isn’t returning for a second season until October 9th, “Arrow” kept us busy all week long with a number of exciting updates. The show’s successful first season and explosive season finale have left fans eagerly awaiting a return trip to Starling City, and the people behind “Arrow” have been dropping massive hints about the series’ superhero-studded future all summer long.

A number of new faces will be joining the cast, including Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller and Summer Glau as Isabel Rochev. This past week has seen a number of new updates regarding the show, as well as a number of new shirtless promo photos. Never change, “Arrow.”

If you missed any of this week’s “Arrow” news, check out the list below!

» ’Glee’ Actor Grant Gustin Cast As The CW’s New Flash We’ve known for a while now that Barry Allen would be guest-starring on “Arrow’s” second season, in preparation for a possible spin-off series. We even had a time frame for the actor announcement, one that flew by in a (PUN ALERT) flash. Now “Glee” and “90210” vet Grant Gustin has nabbed the role, meaning that Flash fans now know what the new Barry Allen looks like.

» ’Arrow': Michael Jai White Brings His A-Game For Bronze Tiger There are a few new foes lining up to tangle with Oliver Queen this season, and this week we got our first look at quite possibly the most ferocious one of the bunch—Michael Jai White’s Bronze Tiger. “He’s basically the best of the best, so he has come to Starling City to see if the Hood can give him a challenge,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told TV Guide. This is one villain we can’t wait to see in action.

» ’Arrow’ Season 2: David Ramsey Opens Up About Playing Oliver Queen’s ’Moral Compass’ Diggle seems poised to play an even bigger role in “Arrow,” what with Oliver Queen now rising to the occasion, making the transition from the vigilante to Green Arrow. The actor spoke to MTV Geek about his character and what’s in store for Oliver’s original partner now that Starling City has a few more heroes in it.

» New ’Arrow’ Season 2 Photos Reveal Summer Glau As Isabel Rochev Just today we got our first look at Summer Glau as Green Arrow villain Isabel Rochev, as well as a couple dozen more pictures of the rest of the cast from the season two premiere, “City of Heroes.”

Welcome to Hero of the Week, our weekly salute to the heroes keeping the comic book, movie and television scene something to look forward to day in and day out. From actual superheroes to the actors and filmmakers who bring them to life, you can tell us who your heroes are in the comments and on Twitter!