Comic-Con 2015: Arrow Season 4 Will Get Anarky, Mr. Terrific


Arrow is one show that never stops standing still. Not only is Oliver Queen getting a new costume, slightly new identity (Green Arrow instead of merely the Arrow) and a new Big Bad in the form of Neal McDonough’s Damien Darhk, he’s also getting some new allies and enemies from the pages of DC Comics.

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Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim and the show’s writing team confirmed the appearances of at least two comics characters for Season 4 during Comic-Con 2015. The ally (we assume) will be Mister Terrific, who will apparently be giving Felicity Smoak some backup in the technical expertise department. While Mister Terrific is a legacy character whose roots go all the way back to the early 1940s, that character description suggests the TV version will be based on Michael Holt, the super smart member of the modern day Justice Society of America. One wrinkle is that while Holt was motivated to become a costumed hero by the death of his wife, the one we’ll see on Arrow will be gay.

On the villain front, the series will introduce the Batman villain Anarky to the fold this season as well. Created in the late 1980s by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle, Anarky was initially conceived as a one-off villain but proved popular enough to become a recurring thorn in Batman’s side, even getting his own books on several occasions. Actually, villain isn’t quite the right word for the character, who is often referred to as an “anti-villain” due to his philosophical rather than criminal motivations. Considering his fondness for socialist and populist rhetoric, it could be that Anarky might even find some common moral ground with Oliver and company. It’ll also be interesting to see if the show’s writers choose to make him a young teenager like he was in his earliest comics appearances.

Season 4 of Arrow will kick off on Wednesday, October 7  on The CW.

(via IGN)

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