Super Photos: Arrow Meets Black Canary! Plus: Which Season 1 Villain Is Returning?

The CW’s Arrow will come face to face with Black Canary in Season 2′s fourth episode, and series lead Stephen Amell has shared a first look at the iconic twosome.

“Facebook Friends! You get it first… Black Canary!” Amell shared on his Facebook page, posting the close-up two-shot. Simultaneously, he tweeted the second photo, both from the episode “Crucible.”

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In other Arrow news, EP Marc Guggenheim told DC Comics’ “DC All Access” web series that Fringe fave Seth Gabel will be reprising his role as Count Vertigo, “bringing a whole lot of chaos with him!”

Check out the photos, then read on for much more….

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Back to Black: Arrow‘s first iteration of the female vigilante is played by Caity Lotz, news which over the summer raised the eyebrows of those who assumed Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance was fated to fill the role. “We completely appreciate people’s concern for the character and for Katie, but we promise we are telling the best story about Laurel,” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg told TVLine. “It really is all Laurel’s story, another step in her journey.”

Having already featured two Merlyns, a pair of possible Speedys, dos Deathstrokes and even positing that Yao Fae was the original Arrow, Kreisberg says, “What we’re doing with the Black Canary storyline, we’ve basically done several times before.”

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Taking a cue from the comic books, Kreisberg describes Black Canary as “one of the first real feminist heroes, and her mission is to protect women, women who were abused by men or attacked by men.” As seen in last week’s season opener, “She’s sort of following a ‘Take Back the Night’ mission when we first meet her, beating up men who’ve assaulted women.”

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Comments (22)

  • The girl uses a domino mask, the guy uses eye makeup, lol.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – October 15, 2013 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • the eye makeup looks much better in my view, the domino mask seems like its going to fall off at any moment and thats not a good thing for a superhero.

      Comment by Alan – October 15, 2013 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • indeed, which is something I said to someone else who took issue with Arrow not wearing one. The domino mask may work in comics, but it never will in real life.

        Comment by Michael Sacal – October 15, 2013 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nice to see Arrow and Black Canary together onscreen even if she isn’t the ‘real’ one. Gotta admit they make a cute badass looking couple.

    Comment by Nicole – October 15, 2013 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “What we’re doing with the Black Canary storyline, we’ve basically done several times before.”

    He keeps saying that, but every time they’ve done that, the first one that appeared was the mislead. Tommy wasn’t the archer. Thea was called Speedy, but then they introduce Roy. The first Deathstroke wasn’t Slade Wilson. So, wouldn’t that mean Laurel isn’t going to be Black Canary?

    Comment by Thomas (@bagelsvswaffles) – October 15, 2013 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m not sure yet that Thea won’t be Speedy. Has that been completely ruled out? They might do Thea as Speedy and Roy as Red Arrow.

      Comment by JC – October 15, 2013 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t Dinah Lance Black Canary in the comics? That was Laurel’s mother. Glad it isn’t Laurel yet, but maybe in the future she can take over the reigns.

    Comment by Gerald – October 15, 2013 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Laurel’s full name is Dinah Laurel Lance.

      Comment by Carla Krae – October 15, 2013 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually, i guess the name “Dinah” was never said so far, so i’m not sure if that’s her first name, but i can be wrong anyway.

        Comment by acsf – October 26, 2013 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As long as she turns out to not be Laurel’s sister Sara, I will be very happy.

    Comment by SonOfCoul – October 15, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s a different actress which means that she probably isn’t.

      Comment by jour4790 – October 15, 2013 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually I’m pretty sure that it has already been announced that she is Sara Lance. It may be a different actress, but that doesn’t matter since the other girl was only in the pilot episode – recasting like that is common.
        How long till it is revealed in the show is a mystery, but everything I’ve seen labels her as the Black Canary and Sara Lance.
        They already suspected that she was alive, so it is probable.

        Comment by jfritz – October 15, 2013 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am pretty sure you’re going to be disappointed. The network head has already spoiled that bit some months back

      Comment by Spoiler Junkie – October 15, 2013 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is Sara and we are about to find what happened to her since the yacht sabotage.

      Comment by Mi – October 16, 2013 02:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I understand switching up cannon to a certain extent by why with the plethera of DC Heroines you can choose from do you bring in a Black Canary that isn’t even the real Black Canary. why not forget the character until you’re ready to introduce her properly. i think its a mistake on their part. i will watch every second of every episode because i love it but this just doesn’t make sense to me sorry.

    Comment by James D – October 15, 2013 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Could be that Laurel will “take up the reigns” when the time comes so that to everyone else, it’s just Black Canary… Who knows, I do like the way they started out the 2nd season and like the little tidbit about the “Particle Accelerator in Central City” on the news broadcast to open.

      Comment by Jason – October 15, 2013 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i agree i also love the idea of Brother Blood possibly being a big bad. i Guess i’ll need to wait to see what connection if any Laurel has to the BC, if she does take up the reigns one would assume theirs a connection which when i think about it is intriguing, i just wish they could expand a little bit with some many great characters from the DC, Its the power geek in me LOL

        Comment by James D – October 15, 2013 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To me its pretty transparent. Sarah will die in action as BC and Laurel will assume the mantle.

    Comment by Christine Wright – October 15, 2013 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yup. As transparent as they come. When that will happen, who knows, still it will be fun to see her introduction and interaction with the established characters considering their histories together. It would fun for them to avoid “canon” altogether and forge their own direction with the characters. Sorry, I’m a big fan of the show, the character and very respectful of the source material, but folks get too buttoned up with protecting “the Canon”. It’s silly. Comic book writers rewrite stuff all the time. Besides, it’s Green Arrow, not Superman. It could be fun to scramble stuff a bit….

      Comment by PB – October 15, 2013 08:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Which is why I believe this is exactly what won’t happen. I think there are more chances that one of the sisters will become a villain and don’t think they will kill Sara. The actress also has regular option in her contract.

      Comment by Mi – October 16, 2013 02:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ah, the next example of more “realistic” heroism…the ever-practical low-cut costume.

    Comment by Gideon (@Ro542124) – October 16, 2013 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • in season 1 episode 16 laurel and arrows cop girlfriend look at a picture of sara, her dad, and a black canary . “I don’t know why my father bought her that canary?”

    Comment by jon hanson – October 21, 2013 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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