One of the exciting things about CW’s new series ‘Arrow’ is the abundant amount of DC comic characters that the producers will have guest starring on the series. While the show is being dubbed as a more realistic adaptation of the comic character Green Arrow, the producers are rewarding comic book fans who watch the show by introducing many elements from the DC universe.
These elements include the appearance of China White (Kelly Hu), Deathstroke, Huntress, and possibly Wonder Woman. But we don’t have to wait too long before seeing the TV adaptation of these characters. Thanks to the Huffington Post, we have the first look at the assassin for hire Deadshot (Michael Rowe).
Deadshot will be the second familiar comic book villain that Oliver will face. China White will appear in episode 2 with Deadshot to follow in episode 3. Here’s a short synopsis of the episode:
Oliver (Stephen Amell) is surprised when someone shoots and kills one of his targets. As his plan is to bring people to justice vs. outright killing them, Oliver doesn’t appreciate the help and searches for the gunman. He soon learns that the man, Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe), is taking out businessmen who are scheduled to bid at an auction on an energy company and Walter (Colin Salmon) is one of the bidders. Realizing he can’t protect his family and stop Deadshot at the same time, Oliver enlists Detective Lance’s (Paul Blackthorne) help, but his plan has dire consequences. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Tommy (Colin Donnell) get caught in an awkward situation with Oliver.
Like the Green Arrow, the producers took a few liberties with Deadshot’s look. Gone is the mask and the Batman-like weaponry utility suit but Michael Rowe still makes the character look formidable.
Check out the images below and tell us whether you like the villain’s reimaging.