Oliver Queen is going to have his hands full when ‘Arrow’ premieres on the CW this fall because his list of villains is growing. In the extended trailer, we got a glimpse of Deathstroke’s mask and at Comic-Con, it was revealed that Kelly Hu would play drug lord China White in the upcoming series. Now, according to Comic Book Movie, another extremely skilled assassin will be making his way to Starling City in the form of Deadshot.
The longtime Batman villain and Suicide Squad member will be taking on the Emerald Archer in the third episode of ‘Arrow’, which is titled ‘Lone Gunman’. There’s no word yet on who will play the expert marksman, or how the character will be portrayed (since he was depicted very differently when he appeared on ‘Smallville’), but Queen himself (actor Stephen Amell) has three words for Floyd Lawton in his tweet about this news:
Here’s a synopsis of the show:
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.
‘Arrow’ starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, and Colin Donnell premieres on The CW on Wednesday, October 1st at 8:00pm.