Oliver Queen became mayor of Star City without much political experience on The CW’s Arrow. The cast of Arrow was recently asked who else they think would make a good mayor of their favorite fictional city, only if Oliver is unable to fulfil his duties.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim took the question seriously and brought up a fan favorite.
“Out of all the characters, Slade Wilson [Manu Bennett], you know what, no one would mess with City Hall if Slade Wilson was mayor. It would be awesome. I think he would be an awesome mayor. He would ban all 3D movies in the city because he can’t enjoy them. He would change all the traffic laws because of the difficulty with making a right turn for him. He would be great.”
Executive producer Wendy Mericle went in a different direction compared to Guggenheim and focused on a reformed hero, instead of a villain like Wilson.
“Yeah, Oliver may be the most inexperienced [mayor] in U.S. history. think Quentin Lance [Paul Blackthorne] has a lot of experience in public service and working with the city. I think he would be amazing in that job.”
Emily Bett Rickards who plays Felicity Smoak, wanted to vote for herself, or for a character from another CW show.
“While I don’t think Felicity is ready for the job, maybe she could train while Oliver does the job right now. But maybe also Wells [Tom Cavanagh] on The Flash because he’s a con artist and he could cheat and win the election and then actually get things done.”
Arrow will be taking part in the four-way crossover taking part on The CW this week and marks its 100th episode. Heroic Hollywood will be recapping the entire special event.
“Supergirl | “Medusa”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
A NIGHT OF CONFESSIONS; THE EPIC SUPERHERO CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — Eliza (guest star Helen Slater) comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters. Alex (Chyler Leigh) decides it’s time to come out to her mother; Kara (Melisa Benoist) is shocked when Eliza suggests Mon-El (Chris Wood) has feelings for her, and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and James (Mehcad Brooks) consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. Meanwhile, CADMUS unleashes a virus that instantly kills any alien in the vicinity so Kara enlists an unexpected ally – Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). The epic superhero crossover kicks off tonight when Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) and Cisco Ramon (guest star Carlos Valdes) seek Kara’s help with an alien invasion on their Earth. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jessica Queller & Derek Simon (#208). Original airdate 11/28/2016.”
The Flash | “Invasion!”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
IT’S HEROES VS. ALIENS IN THIS EPIC CROSSOVER EVENT — When aliens called the Dominators attack Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) speeds over to Star City to ask the Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in stopping them. Realizing the battle against the Dominators is bigger than they thought, they track down the Legends of Tomorrow, and Barry and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) create a breach to bring back a secret weapon – Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist). Once all of the super friends are assembled, they come up with a plan to attack but a shocking secret related to Flashpoint is revealed and suddenly no one is sure who they can trust. Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to join the battle against the aliens but Iris (Candice Patton) tells him he’s not ready. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#308). Original airdate 11/29/2016.”
Arrow | “Invasion!”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
ARROW CELEBRATES 100 EPISODES; THE EPIC SUPERHERO CROSSOVER CONTINUES — Oliver (Stephen Amell) wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen’s Gambit. Robert (guest star Jamey Sheridan) and Moira Queen (guest star Susanna Thompson) are alive and well. Laurel (guest star Katie Cassidy) is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist). James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#508). Original airdate 11/30/2016.”
Legends Of Tomorrow | “Invasion!” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL IN THIS CROSSOVER OF SUPERHEROS — After learning the Dominators’ plan for the world, the Legends must work together with The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) and Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) to kill them once and for all. Meanwhile, Stein (Victor Garber) figures out, with the help of others, how the team can terminate the Dominators, but is distracted by the aberration he realizes he created in 1987. Brandon Routh, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Nick Zano and Caity Lotz also star. Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim (#207). Original airdate 12/1/2016.”
Supergirl airs on Monday nights, The Flash airs on Tuesday nights, Arrow airs on Wednesday nights and Legends of Tomorrow airs on Thursday nights, all at 8/7c respectively on The CW.
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