CW & 'Green Lantern' Writers Making Green Arrow Series

January 13, 2012

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With the departure of Smallville leaving a hole in CW's schedule just waiting to be filled by another collection of attractive young people who correspond to DC comics characters, the still-existant network is nearing a deal to order a pilot based on archery-based superhero Green Arrow. The character has already appeared on the CW numerous times, portrayed as a goatee-less Abercrombie model-type on Smallville, but this Green Arrow will reportedly be unrelated to that incarnation. In fact, this Green Arrow apparently won't be like the comic book Green Arrow either, as this series "sets him in a new world with an original story that is not based on the comics." Thusly, the title of the show isn't even bothering to label the character with his full superhero moniker, instead going with the sleeker Arrow, trusting their smart audience to figure out what color he's wearing for themselves.

Further discouraging any potential interest in this Green Arrow comic book series that is not based on the comics, the project is being written and executive produced by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, the writers who last year made the similarly-virescent Green Lantern into a movie, which is about the best thing you can say about that happening. Still, with this pilot in development and Hawkeye at last making his grand appearance in The Avengers, this is apparently the year to be the sort of fanboy who's really into the superheroes whose only power is a longstanding insistence that guns are a passing fad.

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