The CW has released a new sneak peek at tonight’s Arrow Season 2 premiere, “City of Heroes”. Plus, the latest intel maps the path ahead for both Roy Harper and The Flash.
First, the sneak peek:
Elsewhere, EP Andrew Kreisberg spoke with THR about what’s in store for two of the season’s more intriguing players.
On Roy Harper’s evolution as Arrow’s sidekick:
We established that it took five years for Oliver to go from Oliver Queen to being a vigilante badass. I’m not saying it will take five years for Roy but what we’ll say is any of our characters who may have superhero destinies, they have to go through their own sort of crucible. It has to be as difficult as the island was to Oliver. And for Roy, he is having difficulty as it is to save the city. He is going to have all sorts of ups and downs over the course of season two. It’s going to be a process for him; he chose the reality that we established already. The other thing is if it’s too easy for someone to put on a uniform and fight crime, it starts to diminish who Oliver is and what he has gone through on the island and continues to go through. So we have to be really careful about that.
On the arrival of The Flash:
When we first meet him, there is no Flash, there are no superpowers. He fits in really beautifully in the chemistry of the cast of characters. His interaction with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is particularly entertaining. He is very smart and a little awkward and Felicity is very awkward, so it’s fun to watch their dynamic. But Oliver is dealing with a guy who is a little different. He brings to bear a certain expertise and he has a certain fascination with the vigilante. It’s fun to get his perspective on what’s happening.