Even though we are still waiting for the ‘Arrow‘ season finale on Wednesday, it seems the cast and crew of the show are already looking toward Season 5, and star Stephen Amell has recently posted some cryptic comments about what we can expect when the show comes back in the fall.
It seems there is a general consensus that the show needs to return to its more grounded roots, especially after this current season. Magic found its way into every aspect of ‘Arrow’ Season 4, even going to the flashbacks, and while it worked as a genuine challenge for the heroes to overcome, it definitely did not fit with the original status quo of the the series which was to keep things as grounded and realistic as possible. The supernatural aspects definitely detracted from the stakes of the show, especially once the Lazarus Pit was introduced, as it was used to bring 2 characters (Thea and Sara) back from the dead, which made it seem even more so that the characters were invincible. Now that the Pit has been destroyed (the first step in grounding the show), big events like the death of Laurel Lance have more weight, as we know she is not going to be coming back.
In regards to what villain they will be bringing in to keep the show grounded and away from being too supernatural, Amell only said the following:
“I’ve heard that our big bad, our villain, is something that you can really only do once you’re in the fifth, sixth or seventh season of a TV show. As far as I know, they don’t have superpowers. I’ll tell you that.”
Who exactly the villain could be I am not sure, but it is true that at this point in the show, they could use anyone and it will still work, even if it is an original creation (though I doubt they would do that). My money is on a DC villain who might be a little more well-known than the big bads we have seen so far (arguably even Slade Wilson is not that well-known by those not heavily into the comics world). Share your theories on who Team Arrow might be facing off against next season in the comments section below!
Source: Screen Rant
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