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The Arrow Season 2 Poster: Slade > Laurel...?

The CW on Tuesday released the Season 2 poster for Arrow. And while the action-drama’s freshman run simply advertised star Stephen Amell/his abs, this time it’s a team effort — though some of the cast placement invites interpretation.

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Flanking Amell’s titular hero are new series regular Emily Bett Rickards and David Ramsey, as Oliver’s partners in crimefighting, Felicity and Diggle.

But it’s the staging of the next tier of costars that seemingly ranks Ollie’s gruff island buddy Slade Wilson (new series regular Manu Bennett) higher than his lithesome lady love Laurel (original cast member Katie Cassidy).

Meanwhile on the other side, you’ve got Thea and Roy (played by Willa Holland and new series regular Colton Haynes). And worry not: Susannah Thompson and Paul Blackthorne, while MIA from this group shot, are still series regulars.

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Do you think Arrow‘s Season 2 poster hits the mark?