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COMIC-CON NEWS: ARROW Panel With Surprise Guest John Barrowman

Saturday, July 20, 2013.  5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ballroom 20.

  • A surprise guest appearance by John Barrowman (The Dark Archer/Malcolm Merlyn) on stage wearing an Arrow t-shirt.  But it appears his character is dead  although  Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen/The Hood)  left an opening: “From what everyone tells me, it’s pretty much impossible to kill you.”  Barrowman joked that if he had been invited back for season two of Arrow it would be bigger than Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary show (to which he famously wasn’t invited).

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  • Opening and closing sizzle reel shows the highlights of season one and gives us a glimpse of season 2 premiere titled City of Heroes with an introduction to Summer Glau’s character and some footage filmed in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside of someone who looks a lot like the Black Canary. But it is only the beginning of that character’s story, producers say. This must be the epic overnight fight scene the Arrow Stunt Department spoke of. Meanwhile, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) is going to start kicking butt, too. Where will this intersect?
  • Everyone seems to be shipping #Olicity — Oliver and Felicity as a couple. Emily Bett Rickards (Felcity) told the crowd that “shipping” was never part of her vocabulary before. Read More »COMIC-CON NEWS: ARROW Panel With Surprise Guest John Barrowman

WEEK: May 13-19, 2013

 

SHOOT: ARROW’s Archer Showdown on Hudson’s Bay Roof for Tonight’s Season Finale

Two Men. Two Bows. One Roof.

Emerald Archer vs Dark Archer for the season finale.

A late April rehearsal of Hudson’s Bay rooftop fight scene at dusk in downtown Vancouver, part of Arrow’s final shoot of the season.

Arrow has been building to the ultimate showdown between Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman)’s alter egos for much of the season. Is this it? If so, who will be victorious? It didn’t look good for The Hood from my vantage high above in the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre (often featured in Arrow cityscapes).

Update: The slumped figure near the open door  turns out be Diggle (David Ramsey) in the season finale.

Rehearsing catching one of the Hood’s arrows.

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WEEK: May 6-12, 2013

WEEK: April 29 – May 5, 2013

PROMOS: Images of ARROW 1×21 The Undertaking (Harbour Cruises & Hastings Park)

What is The Undertaking? We’ll find out more in some Starling City flashbacks on tomorrow night’s Arrow. After the death of his wife in The Glades, did Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) plot with Robert Queen (Jamey Sheridan) to destroy the ghetto?

John Barrowman & Jamey Sheridan © 2013 The CW Network

Arrow filmed other Starling City flashback scenes on the docks of Harbour Cruises & Events in Coal Harbour. Are we going to see Robert Queen and his son Oliver (Stephen Amell) depart on their fateful voyage aboard the family yacht, Queen’s Gambit? That would explain Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson)’s presence on set. And why Laurel (Katie Cassidy) seems to be kissing her beloved Ollie goodbye for three weeks that will turn into five years.

Related: Stephen Amell & Katie Cassidy Kiss in Coal Harbour for Starling City Flashbacks

Meanwhile, in present-day Starling City, Oliver turns to IT gal Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) for help with his vigilante mission. Here she is looking very not-IT-gal in a striking red dress on the gaming floor of Hastings Park race track.

Emily Bett Rickards at Hastings Park on Gaming Floor. © 2013 The CW Network

Of course something goes wrong and Oliver’s vigilante alter-ego The Hood has to fight to save Felicity from an armed gunman, wrecking the casino in the process.

Read More »PROMOS: Images of ARROW 1×21 The Undertaking (Harbour Cruises & Hastings Park)

SHOOT: Stephen Amell & Co. Film ARROW at Telus Tower for 1×22 – Updated

What will it take for Oliver Queen and his vigilante alter-ego The Hood (Stephen Amell) to stop The Undertaking and save Starling City, as well as defeat the archer who last put him in hospital? The Big Bad of the final episodes of Arrow’s first season is nefarious Starling City businessman Malcolm Merlyn  and his alter ego The Dark Archer (John Barrowman).

Everyone wants to see the next showdown. So when John Barrowman tweeted the view from high up in an unidentified office tower in downtown Vancouver three weeks ago Saturday and then Stephen Amell indicated he was filming there too, local Arrow fans hunted down the Telus Tower in time to see both men down in the lobby dressed in business suits. No bows. No arrows.

Meanwhile, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) and girlfriend Thea Queen (Willa Holland) are trying to find The Hood too. Fans and photographers pressed up against the glass to see a rehearsal of how close they get as Roy and Thea run into her brother Oliver (but not his alter-ego) in what [turned out to be the lobby for Merlyn Global Group].

Update:  In the scene, Oliver tells Roy sternly that it’s a bad idea to seek out the vigilante which makes Oliver a wimp in Roy’s eyes.  Roy might change his mind about Oliver when he finds out who the Hood really is.

Update: And what was Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) doing in the lobby dressed in a red Big Belly Burger jacket?


Read More »SHOOT: Stephen Amell & Co. Film ARROW at Telus Tower for 1×22 – Updated

WEEK: April 1-7, 2013

WEEK: March 4-10, 2013

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