Preview Footage of 'Arrow' Pilot (Video)

#1 Posted by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

DC's archer is making his way to the CW. The network has an hour-long pilot (eventually) coming out. So far details are limited, but we know Oliver Queen will be opposed by the speedy assassin Constantine Drakon. Whether or not he'll be the main villain has yet to be seen. So far we've only been teased with a volley of images, but now we get a look at some footage! Check out the video for Green Arrow showing off his Ninja Warrior skills and displaying why he's one of DC's most accurate characters.

What are your thoughts on Arrow? Are you excited or skeptical? Unfortunately, no release date has been provided yet for the pilot.

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#2 Posted by cattlebattle (12770 posts) - - Show Bio
#3 Edited by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: Just saw that. But yeah, a link at the end of the thread. This is the actual video in the OP along with details. I imagine copy/pasting a link took a little less time than creating a whole OP around it ;)

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#4 Posted by cattlebattle (12770 posts) - - Show Bio

I@k4tzm4n said:

@cattlebattle: Yeah, a link at the end of the thread. This is the actual video in the OP along with details. I imagine copy/pasting a link took a little less time than creating a whole OP around it ;)

I wasn't aware it was a contest
#5 Posted by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: It's not, but this makes it much easier for more people to see it. Considering it's the first footage for the pilot, I think it warrants its own thread with an emphasis on letting people know there's now video. Regardless, I'll let the mods decide.

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#6 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Yeah its easier for people to see it thanks anyways. Anyone excited about this?

BTW the view meter seems spoiled. Its been stucked at 301 views for the longest time.

#7 Posted by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: Youtube does that a lot (regarding views). I've seen that happen with a lot of IGN videos shortly after they're posted.

Thanks, and honestly, Arrow wasn't really something I was excited about until I heard Drakon was being included. He's an awesome obscure character and it gives me some degree of hope :D

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#8 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

Going to read Green Arrow now, see ya biatches.

#9 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

that...looks...

AMAZING!

#10 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

@sethysquare: Youtube does that a lot (regarding views). I've seen that happen with a lot of IGN videos shortly after they're posted.

Thanks, and honestly, Arrow wasn't really something I was excited about until I heard Drakon was being included. He's an awesome obscure character and it gives me some degree of hope :D

Its so irritating that they're doing that.

#11 Posted by The_MVPs (84693 posts) - - Show Bio

The tennis ball trick was...a decent tease. Didnt really feel like Green Arrow though, felt kinda Roy Harperish...

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#12 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Oh and if that one thing that is gonna happen, it'll be likely we'll see more realistic heroes. So probably no count vertigo. But Brik, Merlyn, Constantine Drakeon.... Probably yes.

I feel so good about myself now, while Avengers fans have their 2.5 hours of happiness, we get to see 24 hours of Green Arrow for the whole year and if this does better than Smallville, it could last as long as 10 seasons!

YAY DC

#13 Posted by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: It would be amazing if they decided to include Deathstroke for a story arc.

@Gambler said:

The tennis ball trick was...a decent tease. Didnt really feel like Green Arrow though, felt kinda Roy Harperish...

/waits for drug jokes

@ReVamp: haha.

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#14 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

BTW all the stunts you see are real. Stephen Amell trained really hard for this and he plays parkour and all so expect lotsa wall jumping, fighting, arrow shooting and much more crazy stuff.

#15 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Im sure they will.

Very sure.

Oh and this is just a preview clip, the actual trailer isn't out yet.

#16 Posted by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: Yup, that's why I called it just "preview footage" in the subject, but thanks.

And yeah, I'm optimistic about this.

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#17 Posted by ltbrd (562 posts) - - Show Bio

The tennis ball thing was cool but I think this show is going to fail horribly. It just looks like its going to aim for the "too serious, make him act like Batman" territory that people didn't like about Oliver Queen's character in Smallville to start with and why the writers altered his character enough to give him more humor and lighter attitude. This just feels like we get Batman with a bow and arrow. They seem to be going with the Longbow storyline, both in costume and in the way the bow looks, for this series. I find that unfortunate because while it did bring a freshness to the character in the comics it should not be the sole representation of his character and feel for a tv series.

The other mistake can see the CW making is undoing everything Smallville built in 4 years of using the character and completely ignoring that fan base they built up. I'm not saying it should be a direct continuation, but I think too many people are going to be watching for the connections to the previous show (whether you liked it or not it was the longest running tv series of its genre so that counts for something) and if they aren't there then the CW may lose a large base that it was counting on. It needs that base to at least get the show moving because trying to sell superhero tv shows is not easy. Smallville had great luck in both timing and changing the tone of a superhero show. Supernatural (while not a superhero show per se) had a great tone change from previous shows of its model and was helped by the fact the main characters aren't special. But as previous live action superhero shows (The Flash, Birds of Prey, Aquaman) prove its hard to nail this genre down (though I still feel The Flash did a much better job overall representing comic books than Smallville did, still watch those episodes from time to time) and going with a too serious tone I think is going to keep the show from taking off because it will alienate the fanbase I'm sure the CW is trying to lure in from the start until new viewers can steadily bolster ratings.

Plus, the guy they have playing Oliver feels more like he'd be right as Roy Harper (Arsenal not Speedy or Red Arrow) or Dick Grayson (Nightwing not Robin).

#18 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

BTW all the stunts you see are real. Stephen Amell trained really hard for this and he plays parkour and all so expect lotsa wall jumping, fighting, arrow shooting and much more crazy stuff.

I don't feel like that tennis ball thing is real...

#19 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Me too.

@ltbrd said:

The tennis ball thing was cool but I think this show is going to fail horribly. It just looks like its going to aim for the "too serious, make him act like Batman" territory that people didn't like about Oliver Queen's character in Smallville to start with and why the writers altered his character enough to give him more humor and lighter attitude. This just feels like we get Batman with a bow and arrow. They seem to be going with the Longbow storyline, both in costume and in the way the bow looks, for this series. I find that unfortunate because while it did bring a freshness to the character in the comics it should not be the sole representation of his character and feel for a tv series.

Uh. I doubt he would be like this for the whole season and have you forgotten Ollie appeared in Smallville as an antihero first? Very much going against Clark, only appearing in the night, jumping around buildings, which is exactly like Batman would do. I did watch ten years of Smallville after all.

@ltbrd said:

The other mistake can see the CW making is undoing everything Smallville built in 4 years of using the character and completely ignoring that fan base they built up. I'm not saying it should be a direct continuation, but I think too many people are going to be watching for the connections to the previous show (whether you liked it or not it was the longest running tv series of its genre so that counts for something) and if they aren't there then the CW may lose a large base that it was counting on. It needs that base to at least get the show moving because trying to sell superhero tv shows is not easy. Smallville had great luck in both timing and changing the tone of a superhero show. Supernatural (while not a superhero show per se) had a great tone change from previous shows of its model and was helped by the fact the main characters aren't special. But as previous live action superhero shows (The Flash, Birds of Prey, Aquaman) prove its hard to nail this genre down (though I still feel The Flash did a much better job overall representing comic books than Smallville did, still watch those episodes from time to time) and going with a too serious tone I think is going to keep the show from taking off because it will alienate the fanbase I'm sure the CW is trying to lure in from the start until new viewers can steadily bolster ratings.

Too much continuity baggage. It was impossible to build up a new TV show with ten years of continuity. Plus they needed a new direction. Look at how well Nolans' Batman did.

Also, majority of the females watching this wont be too much bothered with connections to the previous shows as much as those 6 packs on his abs. So its unlikely they're going to lose a large fanbase.

@ltbrd said:

Plus, the guy they have playing Oliver feels more like he'd be right as Roy Harper (Arsenal not Speedy or Red Arrow) or Dick Grayson (Nightwing not Robin).

I dont get you. First you claim its too much away from the smallville's depiction then you're saying he looks too much like Roy when Justin Hartley looks even more like Roy.

#20 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackadamFTW said:

@sethysquare said:

BTW all the stunts you see are real. Stephen Amell trained really hard for this and he plays parkour and all so expect lotsa wall jumping, fighting, arrow shooting and much more crazy stuff.

I don't feel like that tennis ball thing is real...

I meant him jumping over the fence.

Not sure if the tennis ball is real but Stephen Amell was trained in archery.

#21 Posted by RoboShark (1271 posts) - - Show Bio

Skeptical for sure. The shot with the balls was unimpressive to me. Why not show him nailing them all instead of cutting away?

#22 Posted by Alurvelve (3644 posts) - - Show Bio

From the preview it does not really feel like Green Arrow to me, but I'll give it a chance. Hopefully it will continue to have some physically cool and impressive stuff in it. I loved those pull ups. I so want to try that.

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#23 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@RoboShark said:

Skeptical for sure. The shot with the balls was unimpressive to me. Why not show him nailing them all instead of cutting away?

It makes for better TV. Besides, its only the pilot.

#24 Edited by RoboShark (1271 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@RoboShark said:

Skeptical for sure. The shot with the balls was unimpressive to me. Why not show him nailing them all instead of cutting away?

It makes for better TV. Besides, its only the pilot.

Cutting away isn't good tv or entertainment, it's lazy. Ask a horror movie buff, it's a no no.

#25 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@RoboShark said:

@sethysquare said:

@RoboShark said:

Skeptical for sure. The shot with the balls was unimpressive to me. Why not show him nailing them all instead of cutting away?

It makes for better TV. Besides, its only the pilot.

Cutting away isn't good tv or entertainment, it's lazy. Ask a horror movie buff, it's a no no.

Its one scene.

#26 Posted by Mercy_ (92697 posts) - - Show Bio

O_O officially intrigued

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#27 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, me too.

#28 Posted by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_: @Mercy_: They had me at "Drakon."

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#29 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good. Something new to DVR.

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