ARROW S2 Ep19 Titled "The Man Under The Hood"

ARROW S2 Ep19 Titled "The Man Under The Hood"

Is it referring to Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) suiting up as Red Arrow/Arsenal? Or is it referring to another character, the Red Hood. And if it's the Red Hood, is it the Joker version or Jason Todd? Let the speculation begin!

Via his official Twitter, Arrow producer Marc Guggenheim announced what was supposed to be a "special announcement" of episode 19 of season 2 is titled "The Man Under the Hood."

While normally this title would seem to be referring to Oliver, we've been given some hints that it might be something more. A few months ago, star Stephen Amell gave us a couple of hints, including "Oliver isn't the first vigilante" and "Not all hoods are green." With episode twenty being titled "Seeing Red," I believe Batman frenemy Red Hood might be making an appearance, which is possible.

Then again, if that is indeed Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad promo, could The CW actually be using the early, pre-acid Red Hood version of the Joker?

Your thoughts?

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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: (Season Two) October 9th, 2013
MPAA Rating: Tv-14
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Byron Mann, Colin Donnell, Colin Salmon, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Roger R. Cross and Willa Holland
Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Characters: George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)

"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."
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ndwwrestler2 - 3/15/2014, 8:51 AM
Red Hood? Robin? Nightwing?
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 8:53 AM
Red Hood seems likely. Also, taking into account Batman is well into his career in the Batman vs Superman, it would make sense as to why the Red Hood is around, if they decide to tie the movies with the shows.
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/15/2014, 8:53 AM
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 8:55 AM
BubSnikt - 3/15/2014, 8:56 AM
Would only make sense of it's connected to the DCCU.

They could also mean Roy, because Ollie was called the Hood for the majority of season 1
Tony93 - 3/15/2014, 8:56 AM
red hood.. yup gotta be
Dinotron - 3/15/2014, 8:58 AM
Red hood would be awesome! They really should consider tying this to their cinematic series. For those who don't like the costumes or characterization of the characters (like Oliver's costume and goatee or Barry Allen's Flash costume) keep in mind these are the beginnings of these characters. They have yet to fully develope. Oliver could develope a who new suit in the future and the Flash only has his first suit as well. So by the time a justice league rolls around these characters will be fleshed out and be ready for a cinematic debut.
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/15/2014, 9:00 AM
unknownfacts - 3/15/2014, 9:14 AM
Not all hoods being green is probably a reference to Roy becoming Speedy,Red Arrow,or Arsenal.
batcheeks8 - 3/15/2014, 9:19 AM
Pasto - 3/15/2014, 9:23 AM
I feel this could be Red hood, and here is why:

Remember not to long ago, Amell said how there was going to be a character coming up where when he said the name, he had the hardest time because he was overcome with excitement. Then on top of that, we've been alluded to that Nightwing could possibly make an appearance on the show down the line. So you add all this stuff up, and best bet tells us the crazy man Todd could be the one to make an appearance.
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 9:24 AM
I'm starting to get the feeling Arrow is apart of the DCCU.

Harley Quinn and Red Hood? C'mon, they're both big characters, and staple to the Batman mythology.

Affleck's Batman is well into his career, so it would explain why Harley is at the point she is, because she probably made her debut years ago with the Joker, as well as Jason Todd, because Batman is sure to of had a few Robins by now.

Plus, there is Ra's Al Ghul. If you've seen Under The Hood, you'll know how Red Hood and him can easily tie together, and talking about Batman: Under The Hood, well... it's all in the title.
Pasto - 3/15/2014, 9:25 AM
Now will Todd make an appearance in THIS episode? I don't really think so. I honestly think this episode could be about Oliver. But, 'Seeing Red' and 'Not All Hoods are Green' might be nods to Red's future appearance.
Pasto - 3/15/2014, 9:26 AM
Then when Amell said that "Oliver wasn't the first vigilante." that could either be a nod to Nightwing or Red Hood.
Pasto - 3/15/2014, 9:27 AM
What I'm trying to say, is that one of those 2 individuals will make an appearance in some way shape or form down the line.
DCjohnny - 3/15/2014, 9:28 AM
could be referring to Red Arrow...
but if it is to Red hood it would be awesome....
SKOne - 3/15/2014, 9:30 AM
Has to be Red Hood (We already know a that Olive and Roy wear hoods), I think the Nightwing casting info was just to throw people off the real character track. And I just thought of a theory that may be a huge spoiler down the line, but it the green Mirakaru substance really just vials of Lazarus juice because Ivo was looking for it to heal his wife and it will bring Cyrus Gold back from the dead.
Pasto - 3/15/2014, 9:30 AM
See I disagree. IF and I mean IF Arrow is connected to the DCCU, it would make sense for Harley and Red AND Nightwing to make an appearance on Arrow. WB/DC could use this to introduce the characters, then use them in the future.
Pasto - 3/15/2014, 9:30 AM
You might be on to something...
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 9:32 AM
Red Hood and Harley will be used in a movie before plenty of other Batman characters. Harley is sure to appear at some point, as she is a fan favourite, and it goes with saying a live action Under The Hood movie would me epic.

At the end of the day, it explains why Arrow can introduce them like the way they are. You need Batman to have a Harley Quinn and Red Hood, so there must be a Batman in Arrow's Universe.

The Batman in Arrow's universe also has to be well into his career for Jason Todd to be Red Hood, and it just so happens that the new cinematic Batman is also well into his career.
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 9:33 AM
Plus, Ra's Al Ghul has already been in two movies, and played a big role in Nolan's trilogy, and he exists in Arrow.
batcheeks8 - 3/15/2014, 9:34 AM
please let it be Jason..
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 9:37 AM
There is also the Penn Badgley being a contender for Nightwing, and Penn Badgley is no stranger to The CW, so I could easily see him making appearances in the shows and the movies.

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman could be alluded to like Ra's Al Ghul is in Arrow, and like Thor, Iron Man, and so on are in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 9:49 AM
This isn't like Smallville where they couldn't use Batman characters, because Arrow can, and is, and they're using big characters like Ra's Al Ghul and Harley doing so.

They could tie Arrow & Flash, NBC's Constantine and the movies the same way Marvel have tied AoS, the Netflix shows, and their movies together. It makes sense, and Marvel knows this, and at the end of the day, it's Marvel's expertise at building a cinematic universe that gave WB the nudge to get off their backside and start constructing their own universe in the first place, so WB would do well to take note that merging the shows and movies together can only enrich their cinematic universe.
charlie2094 - 3/15/2014, 9:51 AM
I don't see what the point in using Todd would be, I mean, he works so well because of his history with Batman, wouldn't work near as well with Arrow...sure Batman exists in the universe (doubt it's Afflecks though) but don't see this being a reference to Todd

AntMan - 3/15/2014, 9:53 AM
"We’re still on (Justice League Dark), writing, and hopefully it will happen but there are no developments that are new. It’s still at Warner Bros., they are making plans for the entire DC universe. All the superheroes, all the mythologies, and part of that is Justice League Dark. They’re planning on TV, movies, and all the media, so we have to fit into that plan." Del Toro

Del Toro also said he'd be willing to use NBC's Constantine in JL Dark, so I don't know, but there is definitely more going on behind the scenes than we are aware of, and at this point, I wouldn't be surprised if Arrow is apart of the DCCU.
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 9:54 AM

Yes. I'd take 20 hours of the Flash every year over 2 hours of the Flash every couple of years any day, especially if the guys behind Arrow are doing it, which they are.
charlie2094 - 3/15/2014, 10:02 AM

Honestly, I'd rather they weren't connected so we can have Flash films. I think I'd prefer Arrow and the DCCU remain seperate, so that they can both do their own thing, instead of having to fit in around each other.

Whilst I love Arrow and am sure Flash will turn out well, a film with a bigger budget would be much better to me and as great as the costume is for the CW show, sure a movie one would be even better, not to mention how much better the action would be...

I wouldn't mind either way, advantages and disadvantages to connecting the universes'...but having the different TV studios having to work together would be very hard, main reason I don't think they're connected. Never worked well before and never usually happens...but not impossible
OnePunchBaldy - 3/15/2014, 10:04 AM
there's way too many hints nowadays about Arrow begin tied to the DCCU... I got a feeling Comic Con is going to reveal something
DCeddie - 3/15/2014, 10:10 AM
While Red Hood and Harley Quinn type characters might be well known by fans, the general movie going public haven't the slightest clue who they are...they've likely NEVER heard the names...ask your dad who Lex Luthor ask him who Harley Quinn is...and THAT is why you'll see characters like that (B/C list) in Arrow (a show basically for fans) and not on the big screen...the big screen will reserve characters that even a casual fan might know of...
Tony93 - 3/15/2014, 10:18 AM
I have a feeling the big name is gonna be "Batman" doesn't necessarily mean the episode is about batman. most likely red hood, with the introduction to red hood that name can be dropped between Oliver and him, obviously the vigilante before Oliver was Batman. Before all of them...that is the big announcement.
Tony93 - 3/15/2014, 10:19 AM
so I was in the waiting room for SDCC and the days I wanted to go are sold out..
AsgardianHobo - 3/15/2014, 10:19 AM
If they were going to add Arrow to the DCU, they should have him reference the alien invasion in Metropolis somehow. Kind of a big event to not talk about
AsgardianHobo - 3/15/2014, 10:20 AM
Tony93 - 3/15/2014, 10:21 AM
I'd rather have a flash film.. been wanting one for years
Tony93 - 3/15/2014, 10:24 AM
@Batmaniac yea he wouldnt stutter his lines from over excitement from saying Red Hood or Jason Todd or maybe even Nightwing. He would stutter from a BIG name.
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 10:26 AM
That's what I'm starting to think. The big name is Batman, and Green Arrow will say it because Red Hood is in episode 19.

It's no different than Sif mentioning Thor in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, except we don't know who Arrow's Batman is and whether or not it is Batfleck.
Pasto - 3/15/2014, 10:28 AM
See, if you were to say that when the show first came out, I would not believe you. But as this show progresses, and BvS is on it's way....I believe it more and more.
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 10:28 AM

Yeah, exactly! Oliver wasn't the first vigilante because Bruce was.
AntMan - 3/15/2014, 10:37 AM
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