John Barrowman Returning For Final Season Of Stephen Amell’s ‘Arrow’

Stephen Amell’s Arrow is bringing a familiar face back for its final season as John Barrowman is officially returning to the hit DC Comics drama.

During an appearance at Fan Expo Boston over the weekend, Stephen Amell confirmed that John Barrowman is returning for the eighth and final season of Arrow on The CW. Stephen Amell broke the news while talking about a promise he made to John Barrowman before the latter turned 50:

“It’s part of the deal, every ten years I put on a tiny suit and I deliver John Barrowman a birthday cake. He’s back in the show in Season 8, and that was actually a rider that he put into his contract, so…”

John Barrowman made his debut as Malcolm Merlyn in the fourth episode of Arrow season one, titled “An Innocent Man.” He has also appeared on other Arrowerse shows like The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Malcolm Merlyn was killed off in the Arrow season five finale “Lian Yu,” but John Barrowman made a special guest appearance in last year’s Elseworlds crossover event.

Plot details for the final season of Arrow are being kept under lock and key, but Stephen Amell is returning to conclude the series with a final 10-episode run sans co-star Emily Bett Rickards, who opted not to come back. However, Arrow season eight will feature Colin Donnell and Josh Segara reprising their roles as Tommy Merlyn and Adrian Chase, respectively.

Here is the official synopsis for the final season of Stephen Amell’s Arrow:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, Oliver successfully saved his city with the help of his team including former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), former protégé Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), metahuman Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) and Earth-2 Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance. In Arrow’s final season, Oliver Queen is forced to confront the reality of what it means to be a hero.

The series stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.

Arrow season 8 premieres on October 15, 2019, on The CW. Stay tuned for the latest news on the Stephen Amell series!

Source: ComicBook.com

‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle

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Titans BatmobileFollowing its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.

The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:

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Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!

The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!

When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.

Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.

Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.

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Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.