Arrow came back with a lot give fans on Thursday night, from the fate of its characters to a milestone plot point. Not to be lost in the shuffle, though, was a brand new costume for Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog.
In the Season 6 premiere, Oliver Queen is handling criminals along with members of Team Arrow. Nothing new — except Wild Dog’s look that is. His updated costume, which you can see below, is definitely one that fans aren’t used to and is actually more along the lines of what you might see from someone who hangs out with Ollie long enough.
Wild Dog’s new threads are certainly an upgrade if you’re into a more realistic take on what a vigilante should wear, but it’s a huge departure from his comic book counterpart. Typically seen in a hockey mask and jersey, Season 5 nailed an accurate representation of the character’s appearance. Clearly it didn’t take long for the series to take that character in a slightly different direction. And, again, it’s nothing if not realistic — who would really want to keep fighting in a hockey jersey anyway? No matter how cool it looks.
What to you make of the new costume? Is it a step in the right direction or will Ramirez don the hockey mask again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (Green Arrow), Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance (Black Siren), David Ramsey as John Diggle (Spartan), Willa Holland as Thea Queen (Speedy), Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak (Overwatch), Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt (Mr. Terrific), Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez (Wild Dog), Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake (Black Canary), and Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance. Here’s the official synopsis for next week’s episode entitled “Tribute”:
“Tribute” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
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.
Arrow continues next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
The Top 10 Episodes Of ‘Justice League’
Wonder Woman is breaking record after record, and everyone loves it! Twitter erupted with praise for the first-ever female led super hero film. This praise bodes well for the future of the once murky DC Extended Universe. But with Wonder Woman being this successful, it means that the next film in DC’s slate has even more work cut out for it. Justice League will be the ultimate test of whether the DCEU can truly handle an ensemble super hero cast.
It’s always difficult to juggle a couple of heroes on screen, let alone six or seven. Hopefully director Zack Snyder did his research in determining how to get the formula right. Assuming he did, he almost certainly watched Cartoon Network’s Justice League. As the final series in Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, Justice League brought together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl for the first time on screen. The series was bold, dramatic and inventive. It placed character first, often only focusing on only 3 or 4 heroes per episode in order to give them maximum character weight.
The formula worked amazingly, giving us some of the greatest storytelling ever seen in television animation. It also led to acclaimed spin-off Justice League Unlimited, which added dozens of heroes to the roster. The spin-off series was much more serialized, improving the storytelling but losing some of the great character focus. That’s why it’s the original Justice League series that provides the best example of how to tell a story with seven DC characters. It’s the example we hope Zack Snyder looked to for inspiration.
Before we look to the future of the Justice League, let’s have a look back at the past. These are the top 10 episodes of Justice League. Click next to get started!