‘Arrow’: Wild Dog Co-Creator Disapproves Of Character’s New Outfit

Arrow Wild Dog New CostumeThe new season of Arrow finally revealed which characters survived the explosion caused by Prometheus and also introduced a brand new outfit for Wild Dog. Originally donning a pair of camo pants, a hockey jersey and a goalie mask, the character traded in his street-level outfit for a more high-tech suit of armor. Naturally, as with any new character design, fans are weighing in on the new costume and one individual who does not approve of Wild Dog’s new look is the character’s co-creator Terry Beatty.

Beatty shared his thoughts on Wild Dog’s new costume on his Facebook page, stating that the outfit change marked another step away from the source material by the show:

“THIS, ladies and gentlemen is what the powers that be at the ARROW TV show have decided is Wild Dog’s new “improved” look. Yup — THIS is Wild Dog. Since the costume and name were all that survived from the comic book to begin with, this is now literally Wild Dog in name only. This change erases any trace of the original Collins/Beatty concept for the character. I would not be surprised if his name gets changed before too long, as well.”

Beatty did express his support for Rick Gonzalez, acknowledging that the actor has done a “fine job” portraying the character:

“I will tip my hat to Rick Gonzalez, who I feel has done a fine job in the role and has a strong screen presence. I wish him luck in going forward with this and whatever else he does down the line.”

You can check out Beatty’s full comments in the post below!

Do you agree with Beatty’s assessment on the show’s depiction of Wild Dog? Personally, I find the new costume to be rather bland compared to the crude but unique street-level outfit. Share your own thoughts in the comments section below!

Arrow continues this week with the episode titled “Tribute.”

ANATOLY RETURNS TO STAR CITY — Oliver (Stephen Amell) tries to balance being the mayor, the Green Arrow and a father to William (guest star Jack Moore). Anatoly (guest star David Nykl) returns to Star City with a deadly agenda. Laura Belsey directed the episode with story by Adam Schwartz and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Beth Schwartz (#602). Original airdate 10/19/2017.

Arrow airs on Thursday at 9/8c on The CW.

Source: Terry Beatty

10 Heroes Who Should Get Their Own CW Arrowverse Shows

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This past week marked the season finales for the core DC CW shows from the Arrowverse. Legends of Tomorrow ended a little bit earlier than Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow did, but all of the finales were great. They each successfully concluded the seasons and helped set things in motion for their upcoming seasons of the show. Supergirl teased a potential new villain, while The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow left us off with cliffhangers that will hopefully be resolved early next year.

While each of the DC CW shows were good, this season of Arrow was great! We here at Heroic Hollywood even gave an argument that this season of Arrow was better than this season of The Flash, due to how great this season for Oliver and the other Star City vigilantes were this year. Not only did the show deliver a compelling storyline, great choreographed action, and probably one of the best villains the CW produced (Prometheus), it also marked the return of Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (arguably the second best villain of Arrow), who has been missing since season two. His return at the end of “Missing” made fans excited for his return. Recently actor Manu Bennett has been campaigning for a Deathstroke spin-off within the Arrowverse. The sometimes good, sometimes bad guy was a great presence earlier in Arrow and the character was one of the highlights of the past seasons. It would be interesting to see his backstory if possible, as well as what happens after he helped Oliver and Team Arrow on Lian Yu.

With that said, there are still plenty of characters who could get their own show within the DC universe. The DC CW universe started with Arrow and has quickly spun off into a wide range of shows, each able to stand on their own, each interconnected as well. Because of this, they have created their own coherent cinematic universe. The CW has been very successful with their DC shows as well. They have almost run out of days of the week to have their shows on, and with such a high volume of characters to work with, there’s a great deal of DC characters who could get their own spin-off shows. Next fall we will see Black Lightning (although it’s stated not to be a part of the Arrowverse… yet), so the sky’s the limit for what they can do. Here are a few ideas for spin-offs for the Arrowverse.

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Sebastian Peris

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