The CW’s Arrow has an unexpectedly loaded quiver as it unspools its first stretch of episodes, based on a sizzle reel that bowed at the New York Comic-Con on Sunday.
In this more than two-minute sneak peek, Oliver Queen (played by Stephen Amell) will remind you of his mission, and Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) will declare his intention to get the drop on Starling City’s hooded vigilante. Then, the video pulls the trigger on a rat-a-tat-tat montage of super guests, including Torchwood‘s John Barrowman as “Well-Dressed Man” plus the DC Universe characters China White (X-Men 2‘s Kelly Hu), Deadshot (Michael Rowe) and the Huntress aka Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw).
You’ll also spy Deathstroke, whose mask was glimpsed on the island in the pilot, though series lead Stephen Amell was bearish on the big bad surfacing right away when I spoke to him over the summer. As it turns out, he will show up in Episode 5, played by stuntman Jeffrey Robinson (Human Target).