ARROW Spoilers & Easter Eggs

ARROW Spoilers & Easter Eggs

Earlier today we got our first look at Deadshot. Here's a handy rundown on a few spoiler/easter eggs to keep an eye out for when Arrow debuts next week.

Courtesy of THR, here are a few easter eggs and spoilers to keep an eye out for while watching Arrow.

- Dinah Lance works for a legal aid group called CNRI ('Canary')

- The Deathstroke mask implies that Oliver was not alone on that island for five years. Someone was there teaching him, directly or indirectly, how to become a survivor and skilled fighter.

-Tommy Merlyn has an evil streak that includes drugging girls at nightclubs.

-Oliver's sister 'Thea' will be a drug addict which coincides with a similar characteristic of the comic book version of Speedy.

-Several of the names on the list Oliver's father gives to him have deep roots in the Green Arrow mythos:
-Albert Davis | a multimillionaire who married for love, and had children only to lose them when they are kidnapped and killed. Davis snaps and turns to the occult in an effort to 'protect' Star City. He notably enlists The Riddler in his misguided intentions.

-Danny "Brick" Brickwell | first appeared in Green Arrow vol.3, #40. He was created by Judd Winick and Phil Hester. A metahuman with a reddish, stony skin that grants him invulnerability and super-strength. His success as an underworld kingpin is due to his brilliant criminal mind rather than his superhuman powers.

-Hannibal Bates | better known in the pages of DC Comics as Everyman, Bates gained the ability to shapeshift through a scientific metahuan initiative spearheaded by Lex Luthor.

-David Drayson | goes by the alias Slingshot in DC Comics. He's described as a psychotic cop-killer and one of Green Arrow's most dangerous opponents.

-Lester Buchinsky | First appeared in Detective Comics #644, (May 1992), and was created by Chuck Dixon, Tom Lyle and Scott Hanna. Better known as Electrocutioner, he's a criminal that relies on a costume that releases a lethal electronic shock and is frequently in the employ of Blüdhaven crime boss Blockbuster.

- In the pilot, Arrow relies primarily on traditional arrows but will also use a few 'trick arrows.'

Official Series Description For CW's ARROW
ARROW: First Clear Look At The Costume And First Footage Revealed
Deadshot Joins Deathstroke And China White As Villains On CW's ARROW

Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: October 10, 2012
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell and Willa Holland
Directed by: David Nutter
Written by: Greg Berlanti (story/writer), Marc Guggenheim (story/writer), Andrew Kreisberg (writer), George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)

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INFO - 10/3/2012, 2:54 PM
gandalf550 - 10/3/2012, 2:56 PM
Nice! Can't wait for the premiere.
TheGambitFreak - 10/3/2012, 2:56 PM
I can't help but just think CW is just trying to get a piece of the Bow and Arrow Fad going on with Hunger Games, Avengers, etc.
TokenNerd - 10/3/2012, 2:59 PM
Looking forward to this show. I'm hoping it doesn't disappoint!
Tainted87 - 10/3/2012, 3:04 PM
Never thought I'd say this, but I guess we should be happy we're getting Green Arrow period.
PerfectAss - 10/3/2012, 3:06 PM
i can't watch this because of Cablevision and Tribune crap...
PsyGuy - 10/3/2012, 3:07 PM
The CNRI thing is awesome
HonestFan - 10/3/2012, 3:09 PM
Yeah... @TheGambitFreak... that makes sense.

I'm sure the big-wigs at CW were sitting around and one of them said, "Wow... have you all noticed the Bow and Arrow Fad going on? It's really something, huh? Ya know, we should totally cash in on that! I wish we had a character who used one so that we could totally ride him to the 'bank', while this fad is so stinkin' hot! Oh wait... we do! Green Arrow! This is so awesome! Who cares if we were the original ones with our Smallville character, we'll cash in big time now!"

This show will be better than people are supposing. The writers of the show are writers of comics. That makes a BIG difference, and will help us fan-boys to get a weekly fix. Hopefully it won't be a weak-ly fix.
superbatspiderman - 10/3/2012, 3:29 PM
I think this show is gonna be awesome.
marvel72 - 10/3/2012, 3:43 PM
arrow vs deathstroke is all i want to see.
Optimus83 - 10/3/2012, 3:54 PM
Lex Luthor makes a cameo. ...or Joker???
Mego - 10/3/2012, 3:59 PM
The Easter Egg thing was cute about 10 years ago. Now its a predictable annoyance.
The producers of this show shouldve focused on creating a great show.
Instead they use gimmicks and are trying to use as many popular DC heroes as they can to build interest.
Not a good start.
lokibane2012 - 10/3/2012, 4:39 PM
Wow, that's interesting.

Can't wait to see this show die a horrible death
webheaded - 10/3/2012, 4:42 PM
I read this article because I could care less about this show.
That being said, Breaking Bad is AMAZING^
SpaceRobot - 10/3/2012, 5:07 PM
I hope we get a superhero show (DC/Marvel) one day that isn't afraid to be an actual superhero show. You know like with capes and flying and big over buffed, strong as all hell bad guys that closer resemble the comics. Smallville tried and, well at least they tried.
I just want a cool Wonder Woman show or Flash or even an Aquaman show that's awesome and actually a comic book interpretation. I don't mind the whole rooted in reality thing, but give us a good mix of both. If we are meant to believe that a billionaire was stranded on an island and became a Vigilante crime fighting marksmen who favors emerald colors then we can believe a man can fly and a chick can scream really really loud and make your eardrums bleed ... ok I'm done
jaysin420 - 10/3/2012, 6:04 PM
CNRI.....That's hysterically bad.

I'm guessing he has baseball player friend whose nickname is The Batman?
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 10/3/2012, 6:54 PM
Another reason to stay away from the CW.
tjgosurf - 10/3/2012, 8:07 PM
If this gets cancelled could we have a new Star Trek show with Michael Dorn?
johnblake - 10/3/2012, 8:16 PM
hey can anybody tell me why the cape was bad. i always hear that
lokibane2012 - 10/3/2012, 9:28 PM

But... then...
How will they do their best Nolan imitation?
Battabing - 10/3/2012, 11:25 PM
I wouldn't have noticed most of those names, but Brickwell did show up on Young Justice.
sameoldthing - 10/4/2012, 5:09 AM
Stop with the cry baby comments..wait & watch it before you comment that it sucks.
It might surprise you..or suck hard..just watch it first.

Do remember it's a CW tv show,not's not going to have that pedigree.
No tv show or movie has completey delivered the exact experience of the comics so quit thinking they will.

Live action properties are like Elseworlds (DC) or What If? (MARVEL)..those comics show a different take on familiar characters and they are still enjoyable.
lokibane2012 - 10/4/2012, 6:14 AM

We already know a fair amount about their approach. And quite a few specific details. Not to mention and endless stream of trailers and clips to have a pretty good idea of what they;re going for. And it's dogshit.

We don't need much to know Bay's TMNT would suck dirty cocks. We have more than enough for this.

This will be a completely shit show. I don't expect it to get particularly popular like Smallville either because it doesn't have the tweeny aspect to attract teenage girls.
1RoninAmongBitches - 10/4/2012, 1:27 PM
Pooh - 10/4/2012, 5:29 PM
I'm seeing some parallels with Marvel Comics.

Danny Brickwell sounds like The Kingpin. David Drayson (Slingshot) sounds like Bullseye.

It doesn't bother me. But I hope we're not getting a poor man's Marvel Comics here.

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