Writing and Villain Updates for 'Arrow'

Posted by G-Man (36788 posts) - - Show Bio

On October 10, the CW will be premiering the first episode of Arrow. The clips from the show have been promising and after seeing the pilot episode myself, I can say we're off to a great start.

To make it all even better, some new information has been released to make comic fans even more happy. Last Friday DC announced that Geoff Johns would be writing an episode of the show. He's been involved with the production and is stepping up to pen an episode as well. It will be episode 107 entitled "Muse on Fire." This is what Johns had to say about it:

I'm thrilled to be writing this episode of ARROW, and while I can't give too much away, I think comic fans are going to like what we have in store for them – keep an eye out for the Huntress.

That's not all. Today Zap2It has announced that the Royal Flush Gang will be appearing on the show as well. They will appear in episode 106 entitled "Legacies."

Sure the Royal Flush Gang might not be seen as the absolute coolest team in comics but the fact that we are seeing actual villains being used rather than just nameless thugs or villains, is a good thing. The show's creators have been vocal that they will not be shying away from using characters from the comics. Seeing how they're translated onto the small screen will be something to see.

Arrow premieres Wednesday, October 10 on the CW at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

#1 Posted by Outside_85 (9571 posts) - - Show Bio

Might be a good fit, but its one of those odd teams that can be really powerful in one appearance (like when they last squared off against the JLA) and be really weak in another (like when the Joker beat them all up single handedly in Infinite Crisis).

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#2 Posted by ThePRez (288 posts) - - Show Bio

I hoping the show is good

#3 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

The more I hear about the show the more I wanna watch. The Royal Flush Gang? Hell yes.

#4 Posted by Deranged Midget (17723 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

The more I hear about the show the more I wanna watch. The Royal Flush Gang? Hell yes.

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#5 Posted by grenade728 (748 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry for this but how is Geoff Johns going to be an episode? :p

#6 Posted by HexThis (903 posts) - - Show Bio

I LOVE the Royal Flush Gang! And I LOVE the Huntress always. You know something? I'm definitely going to watch and see what they do with the Huntress and if it's well done well then I'll absolutely stick around with the series. A few weeks go I was very, very, very skeptical but now I've done a 180...well, almost, we'll have to see if it's worth my while.

#7 Posted by Inverno (13315 posts) - - Show Bio

Well that is pleasant news.

#8 Posted by whitelantern64 (94 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds good. I was waiting for a show to deal with my smallville fix.

#9 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm now curious as to why the Royal Flush Gang never appeared in Smallville...

#10 Posted by NightFang (10140 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a soft spot for the RFG because of their connection to Booster Gold as well as to Batman Beyond.

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

Do you mean episode 10 or 17, when I saw that it was Episode 107 I was really confused.

#13 Posted by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

the Royal Flush gang is awesome, i like most incarnations of the team

i hope this show end up surprising me

#14 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang said:

@Deranged Midget said:

@Gambit1024 said:

The more I hear about the show the more I wanna watch. The Royal Flush Gang? Hell yes.

Actor Kyle Schmid will portray Ace of the RFG.

And there was filming of a bank robbery.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/TheAlexLynch/news/?a=67083

He's supposed to be Ace? Ace is supposed to be a girl...

#15 Edited by Deranged Midget (17723 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang: Ace? Are you sure you have the correct info?

@Gambit1024: Looks more along the lines of King.

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#16 Posted by NightFang (10140 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Edited by Crackdown (605 posts) - - Show Bio

@htb106 said:

Do you mean episode 10 or 17, when I saw that it was Episode 107 I was really confused.

107 = season 1, episode 7

@grenade728 said:

Sorry for this but how is Geoff Johns going to be an episode? :p

Writing an episode/possibly directing, not appearing in

#18 Posted by Deranged Midget (17723 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang: Interesting.

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#19 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang: I know... I just prefer it the JLU way...

#20 Posted by NightFang (10140 posts) - - Show Bio

@Outside_85 said:

Might be a good fit, but its one of those odd teams that can be really powerful in one appearance (like when they last squared off against the JLA) and be really weak in another (like when the Joker beat them all up single handedly in Infinite Crisis).

Yeah all Joker did was beat them up.

#21 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2276 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great news. Plus I like the Royal Flush Gang, a gang a wealthy criminals fits with Green Arrow I think. And probably once the show takes off we could get more cameos and established comic characters/villains in the show. Who knows, maybe one day it could be Roy Harper.

#22 Posted by sora_thekey (8180 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow... The Royal Flush Gang sound like a good recurring villain team for the show.

#23 Posted by Outside_85 (9571 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang: Well it was not really the point if he beat them up, tortured them or killed them.

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#24 Posted by Trixie (127 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really excited to see TRFG!

#25 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey said:

Wow... The Royal Flush Gang sound like a good recurring villain team for the show.

#26 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

Well this show keeps giving me stuff to look forward too.

#27 Posted by TDK_1997 (14988 posts) - - Show Bio

It sounds amazing!

#28 Posted by TheSmallvillefan12 (187 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds great.

#29 Posted by ReadItNow (154 posts) - - Show Bio

Goog I like the Idea of keeping close to comics in the show. Green Arrow has so many stories left to be made. I think TV can make a few new ones for the show just fine!

#30 Posted by RuinedGlory (29 posts) - - Show Bio

Never had an interest in Smallville but Green Arrow is looking cool.

#31 Edited by queenfrost_ (2499 posts) - - Show Bio

I reaaaallly love who they've chosen to play Huntress. Well, in terms of appearence (I haven't seen her act before). Jessica De Gouw is her name. Also, I'm glad they've included Huntress, as it's pretty obvious 'Laurel' will just be there to romance Oliver and have no real fighting abilities/metahuman abilities.

I am slightly sceptical to see how Geoff Johns writes women but we'll see...

#32 Posted by RazzaTazz (9679 posts) - - Show Bio

Royal Flush Gang looks interesting.  I never felt they were good enough to be a threat the JLA but in this case it might fit them better.  

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#33 Posted by Fudgie29 (70 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds cool

#34 Posted by SupBatz (1781 posts) - - Show Bio

If the Royal Flush gang is going to be like the one from JL:TAS episode "Wild Cards" then this definitely peaks my interests. Ace :D

#35 Posted by StarKiller809 (1239 posts) - - Show Bio

Super excited for this show. I know a lot of people are saying that it's going to be crap but from what I've seem this show is going to rock. 

#36 Posted by Vincie_Pooh (109 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay... I gotta see this. The name Royal Flush Gang... Gotta see how they are live.

#37 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9191 posts) - - Show Bio

I really think this show is going to be a hit

#38 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Always have enjoyed the Royal Flush Gang and to use them for Arrow just makes my interest piqued int he show all that much more!

#39 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

Badass!

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#41 Posted by waezi2 (8064 posts) - - Show Bio

The royal flush gang is my favorit villain-team!

#42 Posted by DEGRAAF (7896 posts) - - Show Bio

i actually really liked the royal flush gang. Im surprised Arrow gets to use them though since ithought they were Superman or Batmans villains or the JLA's villains

#43 Posted by traecoffey (12 posts) - - Show Bio

jla

#44 Posted by X9 (767 posts) - - Show Bio

I have great expectations... it was really smart of them to make a TV series instead of a movie or something. They can add more characters and offer fans an alternative, as many don't seem to be enjoying his current title...

#45 Posted by Narianastaris (7 posts) - - Show Bio

So flipping excited about this show. I know they are taking a few liberties, but I was excited to hear about Geoff Johns. Can't wait

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