The first full trailer for Arrow‘s ultimate season debuted in the present day, and it seems to be prefer it took followers on a visit down reminiscence lane in the course of. The trailer chronicles extra of Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) final days, as he works alongside The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) to cease the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” from taking place. In the course of, the present is predicted to revisit key factors in its historical past.
“We’re basically revisiting our greatest hits in the episodes leading to the crossover,” consulting producer Marc Guggenheim not too long ago stated.
“Episode 1 is like season 1, episode 2 is about a very specific part of season 3,” Amell added. “Episode 3 is about a very specific part of the latter half of season 3. Every episode feels like an event. It feels like a limited series.”
Given the big range of characters which have appeared on Arrow over the years, that premise seems to be resulting in some fairly epic returns. Just in the trailer alone, followers obtained a have a look at a few of the individuals who might be becoming a member of Oliver on his journey, starting from sequence mainstays to stunning visitor stars. So, who did we spot in the ultimate season trailer? Read on to search out out.
The trailer opens with a number of visible callbacks to the present’s earlier days, together with a scene of Oliver in one in every of Star City’s dance golf equipment. Watching from throughout the membership is none apart from Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell), Oliver’s childhood greatest buddy.
Despite Tommy being killed off in Season 1, Donnell has reprised his function in varied methods all through Arrow‘s tenure, which made his return in the ultimate season a little bit of an open secret. Photos from the premiere have additionally hinted at scenes of Oliver and Tommy in the Queen mansion, so followers can safely count on extra from the character than simply him staring ominously.
About a 3rd of the means by the trailer, followers get one other have a look at Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara), the future daughter of Oliver and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). Once her true identification was revealed halfway by the season, Mia grew to become an integral a part of the present’s flash-forward sequences, and proved that she was simply as proficient with a bow and arrow as her father.
As was revealed in the present day, one in every of Arrow‘s ultimate season’s episodes will revolve round Mia, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy Rodgers), and Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), as a backdoor pilot for a possible spinoff about The Canaries. With that in thoughts, it’s going to be attention-grabbing to see precisely what’s in retailer for Mia — and for Star City’s future as we all know it.
Unsurprisingly, one in every of Oliver’s closest allies is becoming a member of him on his campaign, as John Diggle (David Ramsey) will be seen coming into a hallway with Oliver halfway by the trailer. Granted, it was mainly a on condition that Diggle would play a task in Arrow‘s ultimate episodes (particularly since Ramsey is directing the season’s sixth episode), but it surely seems like the duo might be at a brand new stage in their relationship when that occurs.
“The space has been closed.” Ramsey revealed throughout an look final month. “I can say that. Diggle’s always been on Oliver’s side. It will be no different in Season 8. And we’ll see the relationship gets even tighter, I think, in ways that they haven’t been before, certainly since Season 7, when they had their big blowup or 6, when they had their big blowup. So some of that reconciliation has happened, and these guys are closer than they ever have been, and the season begins that way.”
Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy Rodgers) seems shortly after Oliver and Dig, and remarks that it was good of them (or any person else offscreen) to point out up.
Again, Laurel and Diggle’s roles in the ultimate season had been already revealed in a number of promotional pictures, full with new costumes for bot of the characters. But given the incontrovertible fact that Cassidy Rodgers has been with Arrow since the starting – and is predicted to play a task in that new potential spinoff – it is actually good to see her have a task in the present’s final hurrah (each in entrance of and behind the digicam).
The trailer additionally showcases various the Deathstroke Gang, a band of mercenaries which have been inflicting bother in Arrow‘s flash-forwards since final season. Eventually, it’s revealed that the chief of the group is none apart from an older model of John Diggle Jr. (Russian Doll‘s Charlie Barnett).
While John Diggle Jr.’s entire existence has been affected rather a lot by the Arrowverse as an entire, this marks the first time that he’s actually been an energetic participant in the present’s occasions. And given the incontrovertible fact that his adopted brother, Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones) is on the reverse facet of Star City’s combat, Arrow might be establishing a reasonably difficult household battle.
Also making a stunning look all through the trailer is Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Oliver’s half-sister who beforehand operated on Team Arrow as Speedy. After retiring as a vigilante, Thea returned for a quick arc in Season 6, which ended with getting down to discover the misplaced Lazarus Pits with Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) and Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law).
Holland’s return to the sequence was formally introduced earlier this month, with a sign that she would seem in multiple episode. Just primarily based off of the trailer, it seems to be like she’ll be partnering with Oliver in some form of Indiana Jones-esque journey.
Also becoming a member of that journey might be Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig), who served as Oliver’s mentor throughout a few of the present’s flashback sequences. Talia then went on to play a task in Oliver’s combat in opposition to Prometheus (Josh Segurra), as she finally joined forces with the foe. She was presumed lifeless till halfway by final season when she was revealed to be a fellow inmate of Oliver’s at Slabside jail.
Since Talia escaped Slabside at the finish of her arc final season, it is smart that she would play a task in no matter the ultimate episodes have in retailer.
Another one in every of Oliver’s former mentors, Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana (Rila Fukushima), makes a reasonably surprising look in the trailer. After Tatsu and her husband helped Oliver in the present’s flashbacks, they later performed a task in the combat in opposition to Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins. Tatsu then returned in Season 4, as Oliver tried to cope with Thea’s bloodlust.
Katana’s function in Arrow has been kinda nebulous over the years, in half on account of the Suicide Squad film of all of it. But with her return introduced again in August, it is going to be attention-grabbing to see precisely how she elements into the ultimate episodes.
Another transient return in the trailer comes in the type of Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson), who will be seen combating a random man exterior of some form of mansion. The ARGUS director and spouse of John Diggle has been a fixture of types on Arrow, it is attention-grabbing to see that she’ll be again in a way for these ultimate episodes. (Especially since the scene is giving us main “Suicide Squad” vibes.)
And lastly, the trailer involves an in depth with a return that’s heard, however not seen. Just after Oliver proclaims that historical past is repeating itself, Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) will be heard calling out to Oliver. Earlier on in the trailer, a Queen Consolidated key card bearing Moira’s title will also be seen in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it second.
Moira’s return was additionally introduced earlier this summer season, and pictures from the premiere hinted at scenes with her and Oliver in the Queen Mansion. But even then, her transient cameo in this trailer certainly tugged on followers’ heartstrings.
Arrow’s ultimate season will start Tuesday, October 15th, at 9/8c on The CW.