ARROW Stunt Coordinator Teases Season 3

Could the Arrow vs Deathstroke fight scene earn an Emmy Nomination for the show's stunt coordinator, JJ Makaro? EW thinks there's a strong chance as they've featured Makaro in their interview series of likely nominees. While discussing that epic scene, talk turns to Arrow season 3.

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By Mark Julian - 6/15/2014
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One of the best aspects of The CW's Arrow are the incredible fight scenes crafted by Stunt Coordinator JJ Makaro and Fight Coordinator James 'Bam Bam' Bamford.  Entertainment Weekly believes the fight choreography is so good that Makaro and co. might be in line for an Emmy nomination.  In a recent interview, Makaro touched on the epic season 2 showdown between Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) but also looked ahead to season 3.  Said Makaro, "Our fights are going to get better again because they always do. James [Bamford], we keep pushing him and we keep giving him stronger challenges. He’s right now in Asia learning some more fight moves, so he’s really moving forward with the fight work. Now that they’ve put us into Asia, hopefully we’ll be able to get in there and have a lot of fun doing those kinds of fights. But the other things that we’re trying to get out is I’ve always wanted to do a parkouring sequence through moving traffic. I’ve seen little bits of it. We dabbled with it in the previous season when we did the huge jump across the alley and then came down the fire escape and hopped on a car, and then we did a little parkour over some moving vehicles, but that’s something I’ve been hoping to do somewhere along the line. I keep watching for the opportunity for it. But of course, it’s as big and complicated as a lot of the things we’ve done already. I’m sure if we do do it, it will be a challenge."

In a season 2 finale flashback, we saw that Oliver actually makes it off the isalnd and washes up in Hong Kong.  There, he's met by Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) of A.R.G.U.S., which makes the familiarity exhibited between the two in present-day Starling City make more sense.  And thanks to a recent casting call description  there's strong evidence that Oliver honed his martial arts skills there, perhaps under the tutelage of Katana or Lady Shiva. 

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ARROW season one is available on blu-ray and dvd now.


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, Caity Lotz, Manu Bennett, Susanna Thompson
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."
Source: EW
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TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 6/15/2014, 5:52 AM
Give Roy a costume and bring in Nightwing! Oh and kill Laurel.
batz11 - 6/15/2014, 6:01 AM
Looking forward to next season...
BatManiac - 6/15/2014, 6:05 AM
Bring in Ted Grant to train Laurel, and give her the Canary Cry!

batz11 - 6/15/2014, 6:26 AM
I got the fix for all the hate for Laurel...turn her into a lesbian...works every time!

shabat - 6/15/2014, 6:35 AM
Yay lesbians.
Mothchild - 6/15/2014, 6:38 AM
Action in Arrow is fantastic. Well deserved if he's nominated.
WruceBayne - 6/15/2014, 6:40 AM
"More parkour" for season 3. Yeah, great Season 3 tease. Pfft
batz11 - 6/15/2014, 6:41 AM
Kevwebsz - 6/15/2014, 7:05 AM
Yayan Ruhian (CHOREOGRAPHER FOR THE RAID 1 AND 2)



They should get this guy...i mean they already use his stuff
Sumitsjc - 6/15/2014, 7:08 AM
Oh yeah..!! that's what I liked to see.
Arrowhead77 - 6/15/2014, 7:12 AM
I hope he wins! Arrows action is second to none.
batz11 - 6/15/2014, 7:18 AM
Oh, and good stuff, welcome back Mark! ;)
BatManiac - 6/15/2014, 7:20 AM
The action in Arrow is top notch!

DCGuy - 6/15/2014, 7:21 AM
ARROW DESERVES LIKE 2 EMMY'S AT LEAST! ALSO LAUREL IS GREAT STOP THE H8 AND ROY ALREADY HAS A COSTUME, HE HAS THE MASK & HOODIE
Pasto - 6/15/2014, 7:32 AM
DAMMIT BATZ I WAS GONNA POST THAT!
GuardianAngel - 6/15/2014, 7:34 AM
Don't get me wrong, I love Arrow, but those of you who say it deserves awards or is the best show on TV really need to watch some other shows.
DrunkenNukem - 6/15/2014, 7:46 AM
Arrow goes "Shogun"

JokerEl - 6/15/2014, 7:47 AM
Arrow is so so good. Everyone needs to watch it. And the action definitely deserves awards.
daddybear - 6/15/2014, 8:25 AM
@GuardianAngel, you spoke the entire truth. And i'm not hating on the show, there are just so many other great stuff.
McGee - 6/15/2014, 8:26 AM
SonofBatman - 6/15/2014, 9:29 AM
Best show on tv in my opinion. I pray nightwing comes on to whoop everyone's ass cuz he's a better fighter than oliver.
AlphaAndDecima - 6/15/2014, 9:36 AM
People are going to be sorely disappointed when Laurel becomes Black Canary. Face the facts right now before you get even more butthurt.
Darktower - 6/15/2014, 10:06 AM

:(
wallhead - 6/15/2014, 11:08 AM
my father died a few weeks ago :(
jonnytheshirt - 6/15/2014, 12:22 PM
Although Arrow and MAOS left me wondering of over 20 episodes in a series is too much as things tend to wander, Arrow did come back with a punch and really finished off well. Good action. And yes alas Laurel is no Erica Durance.
cham2119 - 6/15/2014, 12:25 PM
my condolences Wallhead
batmanvsuperman - 6/15/2014, 4:11 PM
Awesome cant wait and happy fathers day to me and all u fathers out there
case - 6/16/2014, 5:05 AM
When is season three starting? It's only a couple of weeks away right? Right..?
case - 6/16/2014, 5:06 AM
Ah Wallhead, sorry to hear dude.
Darktower - 6/16/2014, 5:22 AM
Very sad to hear that Wallhead. take care..

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