ARROW S2, E16 Producer's Preview; "Suicide Squad"

"Welcome to the Suicide Squad!" Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim gives insight into the villainous team who will debut when Arrow returns Wednesday, March 19th with all new episodes on The CW! Hit the jump to check it out.

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By Josh Wilding - 3/11/2014
AMANDA WALLER SENDS THE SUICIDE SQUAD OUT ON THEIR FIRST MISSION — Following Slade’s (Manu Bennett) return and his promise to make good on his threat to destroy Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) loved ones, Oliver focuses all his energy on preparing for battle with his former friend. Sarah (Caity Lotz) tries to help but, fearing for her safety, Oliver pushes her away. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) is recruited by Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) and A.R.G.U.S. to stop a warlord (guest star Lee Majdoub) he knew from his time in Afghanistan. Always the solider, Diggle agrees to help. However, he’s not prepared when Amanda introduces him to the rest of the team – Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe), Bronze Tiger (guest star Michael Jai White) and Shrapnel (guest star Sean Maher), all criminals he and Arrow helped put away. Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) defends the team and explains the world is a complicated place, but Diggle isn’t sure he agrees. When the mission takes a dangerous turn, Diggle is forced to make a difficult decision. Larry Teng directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Bryan Q. Miller.


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JoeMomma29 - 3/11/2014, 5:00 PM
Such a long wait!!!!!!!!!
Tony93 - 3/11/2014, 5:02 PM
hell yea
H3LLBLAZER - 3/11/2014, 5:03 PM
I hope The Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey get their own spin off shows, like Flash did.
BlackFlash - 3/11/2014, 5:07 PM
Screw this version of Waller don't like her at all.
Thedarkjediknight - 3/11/2014, 5:07 PM
Epic
dannramm113 - 3/11/2014, 5:09 PM
DC TV news is KILLING it today. And no less, on the day AOS has Sif lol😝
RamonSuarez - 3/11/2014, 5:09 PM
Looks so cheesy for such an awesome concept as the Suicide Squad.

These guys should have been in a movie not in a second rate TV show.
RamonSuarez - 3/11/2014, 5:10 PM
@BlackFlash

Agreed. She is no Angela Basset.
BubSnikt - 3/11/2014, 5:12 PM
They need more members. I expect Cap Boomerang when Flash gets started
JoJo1982 - 3/11/2014, 5:21 PM
Them getting their own show is a must

Still can't believe they doing this in live action
McGee - 3/11/2014, 5:22 PM
Klone - 3/11/2014, 5:26 PM
As much as this Waller sucks I'm surprised no one brings up the theory of her being Fyer's employer.
Mothchild - 3/11/2014, 5:26 PM
@ BubSnikt yep Cap Boomerang for Flash. I won't believe my eyes if that actually happens wow
MCU4TheWin - 3/11/2014, 5:29 PM
I still need to clean up my jizz from that girl on girl kiss.
MrAisA - 3/11/2014, 5:31 PM
"It's our Avengers."
"All those seeds come together and give birth..."
Diggle's Batman voice.

BatManiac - 3/11/2014, 5:36 PM
Whoever designed the Flash costume needs to design Bronze Tiger a decent costume. Shrapnel just needs to disappear, unless they decide to give him his powers of course.
chrispunk28 - 3/11/2014, 5:45 PM
their outfits look liked they got them from the swapmeet!
[frick]ing pathetic attempt on making something good...[frick] this show!
Knightrider - 3/11/2014, 5:45 PM
Yeah prefer the old Amanda Waller from pre-New52. DC decided to sex her up, but now she lacks any kind of intimidation factor.

McGee - 3/11/2014, 5:46 PM
I predict they kill off Shrapnel. He's the least interesting one there.
DrunkenNukem - 3/11/2014, 5:46 PM
I....LOVE...THIS...SHOW!!!
Wingding - 3/11/2014, 5:51 PM
There will definitely be a shakeup in the SS ranks at the end of this episode. I predict Shrapnel will die (I've been thinking this for a while @Mcgee , I didn't rip off your comment), Diggle won't stay on the team (for obvious reasons) and his lady friend will either die or disappear, Harley Quinn will eventually join, Boomerang will eventually join, and I'm thinking that either Rick Flag will be introduced to lead the team or Deathstroke will lead it
WeaponX93 - 3/11/2014, 5:51 PM
What do y'all think ep 19 title will be?
blackula - 3/11/2014, 6:08 PM
The design of some of the suits are not bad, they just have a leather fetish, Flash's costume should be a spandex based like a runners suite because well, he's a runner!
CaptShipwreck - 3/11/2014, 6:44 PM
So no AoS talkback but a bunch of articles on stuff that's happening in DC land
neonrehan - 3/11/2014, 6:58 PM
I'm a big fan of Arrow but this is kind of weak in terms of production. I love Deadshot's character design and actor, Bronze Tiger is a great character design and actor but just should have lost the costume from the beginning (hopefully they don't use it in the episode), shrapnel is really bad...they did the shrapnel origin well but just the idea of him being an explosives nut is pretty weak - give him some more power and uniqueness.

That's all I guess, its' going to be a good episode but I'm not blown away by the suicide squad more than I am that the quality of the series in a whole is consistent.
xinstituto - 3/11/2014, 8:19 PM
Now I can say I miss Smallville :/
agni17jun - 3/11/2014, 8:42 PM
Guys it can work...the team has a marksman, a leader, a close combat expert, an explosive expert! It wont hurt to include harley, boomerang and if improvised then china white! N also if vertigo wasn't killed then him...he was part of suicide squad in the comics!
sinsear912 - 3/11/2014, 9:00 PM
i always wanted cc pounder or monique to play wallace
Action - 3/12/2014, 11:36 AM
You know something...screw a justice league movie. Warner bros. should do the opposite and do a suicide squad movie.

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