Update: Fresh of their panel at SDCC that included the cast, The CW has officially dropped the sizzle reel for the eighth and final season of Arrow! Check it out below!
Superhero superstar Stephen Amell and the cast of Arrow will be hitting the SDCC later today and with it we will hopefully know more details for the upcoming 8th and final season. A new trailer will undoubtedly be presented as well but in the meantime, to wet your appetite, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled some rather awesome new images of Amell dressed up in his new uniform for the final season. Take a peek at the pics below!
Plot synopsis for the final season are still a mystery but Amell talked about walking away from the first CW DC superhero show in the article and what his fondest memory will be:
“The biggest thing that I’ll walk away [with] from doing this show is my kiddo really admires what I do. She comes to the set all the time, and I know that won’t last forever, but she sits there in video village, and she wears her cans and calls action every once in a while. Honestly, that’s the coolest thing.”
Amell also addressed in the interview with EW as to why it was time to end the show:
“I’m very emotional and melancholy, but it’s time. I’m 38 years old, and I got this job when I was 30. I’d never had a job for more than a year. The fact that I’ve done this for the better part of a decade, and I’m not going to do it anymore, is a little frightening.”
The final season of Arrow “finds Oliver working for the all-seeing extra-terrestrial the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) and trying to save the entire multiverse from a cataclysmic event.”
“[We’re] taking the show on the road, really getting away from Star City. Oliver is going to be traveling the world, and we’re going to go to a lot of different places,” says MarcGuggenheim, who created the show with Greg Berlanti. “Every time I see Oliver and the Monitor, it’s like, ‘Okay, we are very far from where we started.’ But again, that means the show has grown and evolved.” Showrunner Beth Schwartz adds, “This is sort of his final test because it’s greater than Star City.” “Episode 1 is an ode to season 1, and episode 2 is an ode to season 3,” Amell said. “We’re playing our greatest hits.”
I will be attending the Boston Fan Expo this August on the 17th and that is the only day that Amell will make an appearance and sign autographs and take pictures with his fans. Amell made the announcement that Saturday, the 17th, would be his only day on his official Facebook page which you can see below!
Check back later today for all the details and footage from the final Arrow Panel at SDCC! For the full article visit Entertainment Weekly here.