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First Look At Deadshot In 'Arrow'

We've heard that the comic book villain will make an appearance on the CW show, and here is our first look at him.

The premiere of Arrow is less than a week away (the show premieres on Wednesday, October 10th on the CW), and if you're a fan of Green Arrow, then chances are you are anxiously anticipating the premiere of the show. While some of us have already had the opportunity to watch the show (I won't name names), it's a different experience catching the pilot episode on the night of its premiere.

Closing in on the premiere of the show, we've also been getting information about upcoming episodes and plans for future episodes. One of the characters that has been rumored to clash with Oliver Queen on an upcoming episode of Arrow is Deadshot. You may have heard of Deadshot; he's a pretty prominent villain in the DC comics universe and is considered one of the greatest assassin's. Apparently, there is a chance that the "lone gunman" pictured below is Deadshot who is set to appear in episode three of the television show. Now we've got a great look at actor Michael Rowe as Deadshot. What do you think? Check out the rest of the images from the show, below.

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Source: Comic Book Movie

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Edited by kennybaese

Why do they always shy away from his mask? The monocle by itself looks goofy.

Posted by ALFMutant

So, no costume for Deathstroke? Yet. Well, at least he look less crappy than the one from Smallville.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Deadshot? AW YEAH!

Posted by Utandi

Awesome, can't wait!

Posted by CrimsonAvenger

The red eye piece looks awful. See what I mean?

Posted by Maxman3

I hope they don't go the route of straight up psychopath when doing Dead Shot. I hope they include some of the Floyd Lawton charm.

Posted by The_MVPs

@CrimsonAvenger said:

The red eye piece looks awful. See what I mean?

Yeah it looks kinda like Kano from MK. It makes no sense not to have the mask, or A mask for that matter. Cause, you know, all criminals and expert killers who wanna be all stealthy dont cover their face or anything.....

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Posted by The_MVPs

@Babs: Whoever that girl is in your av is cute.

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Posted by Esther_Cotillard

@Gambler: -__-

Posted by The_MVPs

@La_Future_Reine: :)

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Posted by Mercy_
While some of us have already had the opportunity to watch the show (I won't name names)

Teaseeee T__T

I don't understand why they think a mask would look stupid but army green face paint was a good idea?

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Edited by k4tzm4n
@Gambler said:

@CrimsonAvenger said:

The red eye piece looks awful. See what I mean?

Yeah it looks kinda like Kano from MK. It makes no sense not to have the mask, or A mask for that matter. Cause, you know, all criminals and expert killers who wanna be all stealthy dont cover their face or anything.....

I imagine he's one of those "I leave no witnesses" or "my target never even sees me" kind of killers.  

But yeah, that headgear looks rather... goofy.  The point is to help with targeting and all that, but it's not even facing the direction he's looking.  Kind of defeats the purpose,
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Posted by The_MVPs

@k4tzm4n said:

@Gambler said:

@CrimsonAvenger said:

The red eye piece looks awful. See what I mean?

Yeah it looks kinda like Kano from MK. It makes no sense not to have the mask, or A mask for that matter. Cause, you know, all criminals and expert killers who wanna be all stealthy dont cover their face or anything.....

I imagine he's one of those "I leave no witnesses" or "my target never even sees me" kind of killers.

No doubt no doubt, but in todays World where stop lights have traffic cams, ATM cams, door cams, ally cams, cams in cell phones, business cams, a killers gotta worry about more then just his targets or noticeable witnesses spotting him. Seems like an unnecessary risk for an elite level contract killer.

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Posted by k4tzm4n
@Gambler: It's not in the frame, but he has Harry Potter's cloak.
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Posted by The_MVPs

@k4tzm4n said:

@Gambler: It's not in the frame, but he has Harry Potter's cloak.

hahah he gunned down HP to get it

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Posted by Mercy_

The headgear looks steampunk-ish.

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

That guy playing Deadshoot looks pretty accurate to the part, but yeah that eyepiece I keep saying in shots of him would never work. Looks wonky O_O. Really cannot wait for this show!

Posted by Rumble Man

Looks more like the new universe DS, I miss the porn-stache of the old floyd

Posted by .Longshot.

An eyepiece is really a pretty simple idea. As a prop, it doesn't need to actually function, so it's just ridiculous and illogical to make it so gaudy. The lens doesn't even look like glass.

Posted by _Black

@Rumble Man said:

Looks more like the new universe DS, I miss the porn-stache of the old floyd

Me too...

Posted by SmashBrawler

Meh, the eyepiece looks dumb, but it's still better than the Arkham City design...

Seriously, screw this.
Posted by sethysquare

@Gambler said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@Gambler said:

@CrimsonAvenger said:

The red eye piece looks awful. See what I mean?

Yeah it looks kinda like Kano from MK. It makes no sense not to have the mask, or A mask for that matter. Cause, you know, all criminals and expert killers who wanna be all stealthy dont cover their face or anything.....

I imagine he's one of those "I leave no witnesses" or "my target never even sees me" kind of killers.

No doubt no doubt, but in todays World where stop lights have traffic cams, ATM cams, door cams, ally cams, cams in cell phones, business cams, a killers gotta worry about more then just his targets or noticeable witnesses spotting him. Seems like an unnecessary risk for an elite level contract killer.

Uhm, all criminals and expert killers who wanna be stealthy covers their faces? I find it hard to believe.

Posted by Bitchgurl

Unimpressed

Edited by FoxxFireArt

In all fairness, the normal Deadshot outfit is kind of stupid for an assassin. The monocle in that image is just so huge, and why would he need that and a scope on that rifle?

Posted by GR2Blackout

@CrimsonAvenger said:

Nick Fury meets the Terminator...

Posted by The_MVPs

@sethysquare said:

Uhm, all criminals and expert killers who wanna be stealthy covers their faces? I find it hard to believe.

For every "1" expert assassin you can find who doesnt, I'll find you three that do :)

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Posted by sethysquare

@Gambler said:

@sethysquare said:

Uhm, all criminals and expert killers who wanna be stealthy covers their faces? I find it hard to believe.

For every "1" expert assassin you can find who doesnt, I'll find you three that do :)

Well, most expert assassin i see on TV don't actually cover their faces. They make sure they kill and they leave.

I can't really give you any real life examples though since expert assassins don't really appear on news and they're unlikely to be your friend unless you're an expert assassin yourself. lol

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Lookin forward to this show.

Posted by The_MVPs

@sethysquare said:

Well, most expert assassin i see on TV don't actually cover their faces. They make sure they kill and they leave.

I can't really give you any real life examples though since expert assassins don't really appear on news and they're unlikely to be your friend unless you're an expert assassin yourself. lol

lol Who said anything about real life? (though I can give you two of the more famous criminal acts in history and they both wore masks so...)

Masks and hoods are criminal/assassin trademarks. Its just part of the culture. Cept on the CW cause we all know they hire models to act instead of actors to act :)

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Posted by CitizenJP

Damn it, I can't wait.

Posted by sweatboy

Death STROKE is supposed to be on the show too,... but the sniper rifle does hint more at Deadshot i think. This is so cool cos i remember Deadshot in Superboy (more specifically Watery Grave,) Now that SB got his appearance on YJ and Sidearm was on a live action show, the greatest thing to happen yet would be Knockout getting more publicity! I would LOOOVE to see Superboy and Knockout on the run, with real people, though that might get screwed up cos the only actor i want as SB (Kon El) is Peter Andre,.... and he's old Yeah that'd be a terrible idea

Posted by sethysquare

@Gambler said:

@sethysquare said:

Well, most expert assassin i see on TV don't actually cover their faces. They make sure they kill and they leave.

I can't really give you any real life examples though since expert assassins don't really appear on news and they're unlikely to be your friend unless you're an expert assassin yourself. lol

lol Who said anything about real life? (though I can give you two of the more famous criminal acts in history and they both wore masks so...)

Masks and hoods are criminal/assassin trademarks. Its just part of the culture. Cept on the CW cause we all know they hire models to act instead of actors to act :)

Actually thats quite a biased statement on cw. Most of the procedurals that im watching like csi, mentalist, person of interest, criminal minds, even shows like nikita and chuck and Alias, have their serial killers and assassin not putting on masks. So i think its kinda bias to say cw hire models instead of actress and actors. We all know most of the actors on cw are actors.

Posted by sethysquare

@Gambler: Bank robbers are a totally different issue though. Because theyre going in with cameras around. Killers and assassin otoh dont really use mask from what ive seen on most procedurals.

Posted by The_MVPs

@sethysquare: hahaha the CW comment was in no way meant to be taken seriously. If you wanna debate whether its normal for a comicbook assassin to wear a mask or not, make a thread and I'll meet you there. Other then that I've already expressed my opinion on the matter.

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Posted by The_MVPs

Looking back over the first issue of the New 52 Suicide Squad I found a couple interesting pics. During the opening torture/capture scenes, Lawton's mask's been partially destroyed. Lookin kinda familiar now lol

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Posted by redhood21

i dont give a rats @#$% about his eye piece. im just hoping the show is good and im glad deadshot isnt a geriatric like in smallville

Posted by Degalon

@redhood21:

Question for ya. Do I need to have watched Smallville (I didn't) before watching Arrow?

Posted by Stormbox

@Degalon said:

@redhood21:

Question for ya. Do I need to have watched Smallville (I didn't) before watching Arrow?

The two shows are not related

Posted by The_Thornes_RockyX

Ok on a scale of 1-5, i gotta be honest, i'd give Green Arows costume a 3 and thats being generous. it looks too much like the Young Justice Green Arow, dont get me wrong i love the show i watch every saturday. But if its the beging of green arow it should be closer to the original then gradually evolve per season or every couple of months.

Posted by fodigg

Why is the eyepiece so damn huge? It sags down and makes deadshot look like he has a mechanical lazy eye.

Posted by SupremeHyperion

it might just be the whole origin story type thing where it's deadshot behind the music, before the cool get-up (although the eye piece does look quite silly)

Posted by Black_Claw

The eye piece might have been cool if this were a cartoon, but it just looks silly in live action.

Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26

Kinda weird how he never appeared it Batman: TAS, but he's now appearing in Arrow. -_-. And BTW, the costume looks really stupid. Why can't live action shows/occasinal movies just make characters actually look like who they're based off of?