The people behind the scenes of Arrow have been hard at work this summer, and big changes are coming to the show. Season 5 needs something different, given how some fans turned on the show after the Season 4 finale. Following that, Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim has taken to twitter with concept art which teases a new look of sorts for the Black Canary. You can see that below, but beware of spoilers for Season 4.
While Arrow Season 4 was one most fans want to move on from, many events will have a presence in the series going forward. The biggest of which will be the death Laurel Lance/Black Canary. While the Black Canary made a return of sorts, it seems like Laurel is gone for good. The character will have a lasting impact in Star City, if this tweet from Guggenheim is anything to go by.
Arrow Season 5 production art glimpse… pic.twitter.com/HVTWDWjtp0
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) June 22, 2016
This concept art basically confirms we’ll be seeing a Black Canary memorial statue during the new season. Not only does this suggest that there is no return for Katie Cassidy, but Star City must be coming to terms with their costumed heroes. It looks like the city will need those heroes, once Chad L. Coleman gets going as Tobias Church. IGN have reported that he’s playing an imposing gangster. He sounds a lot like the villain already teased for the new season.
That could explain the boom in heroes, with more set to join the Green Arrow this year. The show has added Rick Gonzalez as Jack Wheeler/Wild Dog who will be looking to protect the streets. Madison McLaughlin’s Evelyn Sharp will be the Arrowverse version of Artemis. She stole the Black Canary costume towards the end of last season, but it seems she’s getting a mask of her own. Josh Segarra has been cast as Adrian Chase, who could become the vigilante known as The Vigilante.
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