Deadshot Joins Deathstroke And China White As Villains On CW's ARROW

We've seen the mask of Deathstroke in the teaser trailer and have had official casting announced for China White (Kelly Hu). Now we have news that another DC villain will take on Green Arrow.

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By Mark Julian - 7/28/2012


The CW has reportedly confirmed that longtime Batman villain and Suicide Squad member, Deadshot will be taking on Starling City's Emerald Archer in Episode 3 of Arrow. No word yet on who will be portraying the villain. It will be interesting to see how the show interprets the character, will it be the classic look from the comic books (they've teased Deathstroke's comic book mask) or something slightly more realistic like what was shown in Batman: Arkham City. As previously reported, these characters have no relation to CW's previous DC show, Smallville.

The third episode has been titled, “Lone Gunmen.”

Here's Oliver Queen actor, Stephen Amell's take on the news. Apparently someone really wants Oliver dead as they've enlisted DC's #1 and #2 assassins.





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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)

Source: KSiteTV
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elcaballerooscuro92 - 7/28/2012, 7:44 PM
fricking awesome
BlueDemon - 7/28/2012, 7:52 PM
Let's hope they do the characters justice
Jaywing - 7/28/2012, 7:58 PM
My favorite villain! I don't know how I feel about him taking on GA though... Hopefully they do him justice
BreakingBad - 7/28/2012, 7:59 PM
Just give this show a chance everyone, it'll lead the way for more superhero TV adaptions
darkknight2149 - 7/28/2012, 7:59 PM
Awesome! Can't wait!
ShadesAtKnightII - 7/28/2012, 7:59 PM
Fingers crossed.
superbatspiderman - 7/28/2012, 8:07 PM
Deadshot was on Smallville but I hope this is a different adaptaion of the character same goes to Deathstroke because the Smallville version sucks.
crimsoncrusader - 7/28/2012, 8:15 PM
nice
SuperPickle - 7/28/2012, 8:17 PM
The Smallville incarnations of a lot of DC characters were overdone cartoons in the context of the show. While they mat have made the show more interesting, they also made it cheesy. Hopefully "Arrow" will possess the right context and level of believability to make some of these characters work on a weekly TV show.
smgmayhem - 7/28/2012, 8:27 PM
I honestly know nothing about these characters, but im happy for DC fans its cool to see other characters incorporated into tv or cinematic media. Its has been a great year for cbm and announcements for tv shows. So hell yeah to DC and Marvel, because I am loving this part of my life. And in case your wondering why the sudden happiness................................................................. I am drunk like a mother *%$#
superotherside - 7/28/2012, 8:36 PM
Cool. Hope they do them well.
MJPETTY7 - 7/28/2012, 8:42 PM
Smallville's versions of these characters were more traditional and feel like they came out of a comic book.

Arrow is taking The Dark Knight Trilogy approach by making it like it could exist in the real world, while still hinting at the source material (like Nolan's Joker). This is what they'll do with Deadshot & Deathstroke on Arrow, I can't wait!!!!
smgmayhem - 7/28/2012, 8:47 PM
Yeah sounds pretty ninja to me...
DarkArts - 7/28/2012, 8:48 PM
Katie Cassidy is really hot and must have the world's worst management. From "Taken" to this. Not good.

As for the show, it's trying to be Nolan-like right when I think people have tired of his take on superheroes.
storyteller - 7/28/2012, 8:50 PM
Smallville tried to make them more comic book like but just couldn't take it far enough. Though I think Deadshot on Smallville was more on the Dark Knight angle vs comic book side. At the end Smallville tried but then halfassed it(like Black Manta showing up for a cameo and yet they wasted the Aquaman).
SuperPickle - 7/28/2012, 8:50 PM
@smgmayhem, Word. Pretty hammered myself and can hardly believe how epic this year has been and continues to be for comics on screen. Cheers! :)
calciferboheme - 7/28/2012, 8:54 PM
I'm still annoyed they made Merlyn his best friend, but the villain list is good so far.
Action - 7/28/2012, 9:02 PM
I can't wait to see this show! Dead shot vs green arrow will be a awesome episode.
SuperPickle - 7/28/2012, 9:02 PM
One thing DC has always excelled at is its rogues gallery. From Joker to Darkseid, Sinestro to Deathstroke, DC has had some wicked awesome bad guys.
DarkArts - 7/28/2012, 9:07 PM
@storyteller I think Smallville producers made alot of design decisions based on their slashed budget after season 7. When they knew the budget was getting cut, they killed off Lionel Luthor, wrote off Lana and Lex and let Gough and Millar go.

They should just wrapped up the show at the end of season 7.

It didn't become a bad show but it became a silly, reminder of Lois and Clark.
Logan276 - 7/28/2012, 9:08 PM
If they can keep it close to the comic deadshot then it should be awesome!
SuperPickle - 7/28/2012, 9:30 PM
@darkmetal - "It didn't become a bad show but it became a silly, reminder of Lois and Clark."


Yep. You nailed it.
ZombieOverEasy - 7/28/2012, 9:30 PM
Pretty high hopes for this show. Everytime I read something on here about it, it makes it sound better & better.

The only quelms I have are minor (No domino mask, not calling himself the Green Arrow, Starling City/Star City etc.) as long as they stick to what makes Green Arrow, Green Arrow, I'm down.
Tony93 - 7/28/2012, 9:52 PM
Bloody awesome!
Tony93 - 7/28/2012, 9:52 PM
THWICK!!
Tony93 - 7/28/2012, 9:53 PM
The mask of deathstroke during the preview looked pretty cool didn't it
Jolt17 - 7/28/2012, 10:12 PM
See, Deathstroke, and now, him...they really make me now wish that this TV show will be a part of DC's live-action universe.
CapFanLex005 - 7/28/2012, 10:30 PM
Did really take all three batman films and all of the avengers films for tv to realize that us nerds are winning!!!!Comics were made fr episodic tv shows. Some day we will get great HBO or AMC style show and it will be epic.
novaprime - 7/28/2012, 10:40 PM
I hope the shoev is great and just like the comic.., i hope death stoke or dead shot doesnt look like the 1 from SHHIIT, SHOW SMALLVILLE
novaprime - 7/28/2012, 10:43 PM
I hope is part of the Dc Movie Universe ill like to see em in the JLA Movie.
schneider625 - 7/28/2012, 10:46 PM
I hope he doesn't look like a cowboy douche like in Smallville. Lawton needs to be a character with some background and story. He is one of the best.
hovercraft55 - 7/28/2012, 10:48 PM
Is it just me or at 00:46 is the exterior for what I'm assuming is the Queen Mansion the same that was used for the Luthor Mansion in Smallville. Also @novaprime, really? it was not a shit show, it was a great show, and yes the later seasons were more silly... it was not bad.
Tony93 - 7/28/2012, 11:52 PM
I'm a big time smallville fan and I think I speak for all the fans when I say the show got lame once Micheal rosenbuam left..
It just wasn't the same..
Pretty much up to the 7thseason was great..
And 10th season
RamonSuarez - 7/29/2012, 12:49 AM
Smallville was NEVER great.

The Wire, Sopranos, Breaking Bad were/are GREAT dramas.

Smallville was a cheap 90210 knockoff with a superhero twist.
marvel72 - 7/29/2012, 2:33 AM
as long as they look like how they do in the comics,i f*ckin hate the smallville versions.
Vegeta - 7/29/2012, 2:49 AM
my body is ready
mgeoff88 - 7/29/2012, 4:03 AM
That sounds great to me. From what I'm seeing and reading, this show keeps getting better and better.
Zordan - 7/29/2012, 5:53 AM
green arrow begins :)

so we have our oliver for justice league movie, great :)
codydriscollsrightarm - 7/29/2012, 6:13 AM
@darkmetal

500m dollars worldwide in too week says people are far from tired from Nolan's approach. Maybe you are. Maybe you always were. Stop projecting.
longbowhunter - 7/29/2012, 6:22 AM
Deadshot is a brilliantly underrated character. I'm getting closer to liking the idea of this show.
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