‘Arrow’ trailer easter egg teaser Deathstroke, Slade appearance
The CW will be airing a new Green Arrow TV series this fall, titled “Arrow,” starring Stephen Amell as the lead character.
With the latest extended preview, Screen Crush posted Friday an interesting Easter Egg in the video: a possible cameo or role by DC Comics’ Deathstroke.
There is a very quick shot of the Deathstroke mask with an arrow through the eye at the 3:22 mark in the trailer.
Deathstroke is major antagonist of the Teen Titans and wear the unique black and orange mask.
While the new series obviously draws from “Smallville,” the burly unshavened Oliver Queen appears to tie directly to the Mike Grell comic series and “Longbow Hunter” miniseries. Some comic book fans may remember the Grell series as more realistic, without the endless trick arrows, focusing on the character and the humanity of fighting crime.
Joining Amell is Paul Blackthorne (“The River”), Katie Cassidy (“Taken,” “Click”), Simon Chin, Nneka Croal, Roger R Cross, Colin Donnell and Willa Holland.
“Arrow” is set to debut at the San Diego Comic Con in July with Stephen Amell and the producers of “Arrow” in attendance.
The show will air on Wednesdays at 8pm this fall.
Starring Stephen Arnell, The CW’s ‘Arrow’ is certainly shaping up to be a unique take on the DC character. Sure, there are those who will say that the show’s tone eschews dangerously close to that of Christopher Nolan‘s ‘Batman Begins,’ but honestly, how many orphaned billionaires take to fighting crime after a long period of absence these days?
So while we’ve been following the promos and casting for the show very carefully, one thing about The CW’s new extended trailer for the series certainly caught our eye. At around 3:22 in the trailer below, you’ll notice some quick cuts of an orange and black mask with an arrow through one of the eyes. DC Comics fans will know this to belong to master comic assassin Deathstroke! Most famously portrayed on the ‘Teen Titans’ cartoon, an incarnation of Deathstroke also appeared in the final season of ‘Smallville,’ portrayed by ‘Battlestar Galactica‘ vet Michael Hogan.
It remains to be seen just how large a presence the famous DC comics villain will have in ‘Arrow,’ not traditionally one of Oliver Queen’s foes, but it’s an exciting tease nonetheless. Check out the trailer below, and hit us up in the comments with what you’d like to see from The CW’s new series ‘Arrow,’ debuting this fall!