The fifth season of Arrow ended with the kind of bang that means things almost have to be different going forward, and that’s something the actors and showrunnres have promised us since the season ended back in May. Among those changes is a new suit and some new trick arrows for the sixth season.
Oliver Queen has had a few different outfits through the show’s five seasons, starting with a hood and some facepaint and eventually moving up to some forest-green body armor. The changes lately have been a bit more subtle, but the outfit has continued to evolve. With Queen himself taking on a different outlook, maybe we’ll see a bigger shift this year.
On top of the new duds, Amell teased during his appearance at the Heroes & Villains FanFest in New Jersey that he’ll get a new trick arrow. Amell was talking about the different arrows the character has fired throughout the series. He has a new one coming, and we can look forward to seeing it pop up in the mid-season crossover that includes Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
“I like the arrow I use in the crossover this year,” he said. Amell was careful not to offer up too much, though – “I would get in so much trouble.”
The Green Arrow has had a variety of outfits in both live-action and comics over the years, from classic Robin-Hood style outfits to stuff resembling what we see in the later seasons of the television show. I don’t think we’ll see the show’s outfit venture into the old-timey “bycocket” hat we see him sporting in the comics but hey, we can hope, right?
The whole gang is here
The ending of season 5 left the returning cast in doubt. Aside from Queen himself, we don’t know entirely who will return. The main series regulars are back – Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity), Willa Holland (Thea Queen), David Ramsey (Diggle), Paul Blackthorne (Quentin Lance), Echo Kellum (Curtis) are all back, as well as Katie Cassidy as the Laurel Lance doppelganger Black Siren, and season 5 newcomers Rick Gonzalez (Rene) and Juliana Harkavy (Dinah, the new Black Canary), who have both been promoted to series regulars. Even actor Joe Dinicol (Ragman) will be back for at least one episode.
Actor Manu Bennett will reprise his recurring role as Slade Wilson once more, with actor Liam Hall stepping into the role of his son, Joe Wilson, who may or may not take on the comic-book role of the villain Jericho. One of the big bads for the season will reportedly be Kirk Acevedo as Richard Dragon, a “master in hand to hand combat,” that is “bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld,” according to his character description from Comic-Con. It sounds like the Green Arrow will have plenty to deal with, with a veritable crowd of supervillains to face down. That doesn’t even count the as-yet unrevealed idenity of the character Vigilante, who popped up to hassle Team Arrow throughout season 5.
Arrow season 6 premieres on The CW on October 12 at 9PM.