The CW's Arrow: Get Your First Look at The Green Arrow's New Costume (PHOTO)

The Green Arrow doesn't have the same pop-cred as Batman, and I think it may have something to do with his outfit as created by The CW's Smallville. I know that Justin Hartley has awesome surfer-bro blonde tips, but The Green Arrow needs his Peter Pan hat and rugged gear to look more like he was envisioned in the comics and less like an ad for Oakley sunglasses.

Since Smallville ended its decade-long run last year, The CW is searching for another superhero to fill the resulting super-void, and has settled on The Green Arrow. Arrow, a pilot in the works at The CW, stars Stephen Amell (not Hartley) as the crime-fighting billionaire, and with the show comes a nifty new suit that's a big improvement over the sexy Halloween costume Hartley wore on Smallville.

First, here's a picture of the old Green Arrow from Smallville:

And now here's the new Green Arrow, all leathered out and looking decidedly more fierce:

It's always a good idea for a superhero's costume to inspire fear rather than the question, "Hey where did you buy that outfit? My nephew would look so cute in it!" What do you think of the new duds versus the old duds?


Arrow is in contention to join The CW's lineup for the fall.


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its okay with Green Arrow. But i suggest " The Hulk" should be BACK on TV screen!
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Really? Green Arrow? Batman I understand, with all the gadgetry and detective skills, but this guy is just a lame-ass version of Bruce Wayne. I don't really understand what DC was doing when they introduced Green Arrow. It already had a super cool billionaire playboy with a dark past going around at night beating the hell out of villains. I'll give the pilot a shot, but my expectations of this show are as low as they can get.
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The hood reminds me of Assassin's Creed...... I didn't watch Smallville, but I guess I'll check out the pilot.
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I like it.
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I liked Hartley's depiction of Green Arrow, but that was ruined by hooking him with Chloe, who doesn't fit in the character's myth. I'll give the new Green Arrow a chance.
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i don`t know the character myth so i liked Green Arrow 100%, also liked his relationship with chloe, (after the first x-men i learned to dissociate between comicbooks and tv, :D)... his costume in the picture looks bad, the new one is better but it doesn`t show much though.
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Hot! Very hot! I'll watch the new show.
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this going to tank like the cape did.... sorry to fans ;)



they should remake the shadow or blue beetle
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I agree that this costume is definitely reminiscent of the one designed by Mike Grell during his run with Green Arrow. The look also appears an homage to the costume worn by Steven Bacic when he appeared in "Smallville."
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Both are AWESOME. But i like the new one. Its got a sense of mystery and the thing which you get from super heroes.
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ah, Some show-runners have been reading The Longbow Hunters and other Mike Grell material. I approve.
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It looks like the costume from the Mike Grell turn on the comic book (including "The Longbow Hunters")
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Well the suite is fine but if I saw that compound bow in Justin's hands I think I would be a little more intimidated then that little boy scout bow this guy is carrying . And so long as we are on the topic why wouldnt you keep Hartley as the Arrow? After his roll in smallville he's a natural for the part.
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Boy scout bow? Really? I'm pretty sure they have killed a lot more stuff than compounds ever have.....and they are a lot more badass
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that's not green arrow that's robin hood :O
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LOL and clearly not as sexy!
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Nope, still prefer Justin Hartley. Nothing wrong with his sexy costume. :)
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I said the same thing!!
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All I see when I look at the "new" outfit is Robin Hood!
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no! it has to be justin hartley, this is so stupid!!
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i wanted to be green arrow after smallville, this new guy does look confident enough!!!
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Dancing with the stars was a great show ,but the one judge that needs to be change is Mr Len. He gives very low score to Donald and Peta and I think they deserve a higher score.
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This is great news. Although I do like Hartley, I don't think he is make or break for the potential series.

More importantly, can the writers and producers delve into the darkness of this character? The Green Arrow character was really held back by the campy nature of Smallville and though Hartley had a few moments, we was never given a chance to take the character in the direction he had the ability to take it because Smallville just wasn't that kind of show.



In today's era of fewer social taboos, less restrictive TV sensors, and a general apathetically blood-lustful society , the Green Arrow has amazing potential to strike a nerve.
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The darkness of the character was dealt with frequently on Smallville. He had issues with his parents' death at sea. He was the one on the show that actually killed Lex (before he was resurrected in the finale). He was often brooding, angsty, constantly abused alcohol and had at least two arcs where he spiraled out of control towards death. In season nine he was suicidal.
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Oh look the new Arrow has a recurve bow, not a sissy compound bow!
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I like the new costume better, now all we need to do is to get Hartley wearing it!
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I hope it doesn't go to "The Cape" route. The custome looks very traditional to me. He just wear the black leather jacket and put the hood on. Right the way it will get annoyed if people cannot tell who he is by just put that hood on since he will have those beard that people that know him should recognize right the way. That bow doesn't look very powerful unless they indicate that it was made with some special iron or something. To me, it should be more high Tech since it is a modern day or go completely opposite like very very retro custome in the modern would with wooden bow. That would be really cool. So he will be very misterious that way not just a guy in a motorcycle jacket and glove.
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Although I agree with you on the disguise, I have to ask if you have ever used a recurve bow or seen one used? In trained hands that thing can do more damage than you could possibly imagine....
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I actually liked The Cape, I dont think many people actually got it, it was supposed to be a bit silly and that, but critics thought it was just bad acting etc; but it wasnt it was done deliberately cos they were trying to make it how old classic shows used to be, you know the cool shows we all grew up with.



I really think they should bring it back.
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Unfortunately the average TV viewer is not able to relate to anything out of the ordinary, like old classic shows. Our shows are expected to be crisp & clean, although they do not always offer great storylines, because they have to be dumbed down. Away from the TV world tributes to the classic shows have existed, a prime example is a series of 4 films about Indiana Jones, which was definitely inspired by the pulps and the classic TV shows. The Rocketeer created by Dave Stevens paid tribute to the adventures in the Saturday Matinees of the 1930's & 1940's. His artwork in the Comics & Graphic Novels gave a 30s & 40s style, which in 1991 was translated into a movie, incorporating the same tribute styles. Why does the TV viewer have to be so limited with what they will watch. We can miss so much.
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I loved The Cape. I agree with Abed on this one. *flings lunchtray*
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awesome stuff as usual not truely a fan yet ill watch. A pilot can make you or end you
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new costume looks closer to BBC's recent Robin Hood series (which they RUINED BY KILLING OFF MARIAN AND ROBING HOOD! WTF!? but that's another topic entirely) than what i've known of Green Arrow. I prefer the new one



however I won't be watching this.. my biggest pet peeve about superhero stuff is when they're not super at all and just basically use toys... that's why I can't stand Batman or Iron Man
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Neither Batman or Iron Man are supposed to have super powers of their own. Both are mega mega rich. Batman/Bruce Wayne uses his wealth to train physically & mentally, using gadgets to help his fight against crime. Iron Man survived death, was placed in a metal suit to stop him dying, Tony Stark used his wealth to invest in a better quality protective suit, offering much more than the first one which was basically a shell. He also invested in gadgets to assist a fight against crime.
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the paramedic who is sleeping with Violet on Private Practice? ...ya he'll do

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before that he was the new/other male prostitute on HBO's Hung lol
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It is a shame CW didn't stick with Justin Hartley he made a great hot green arrow in Smallville he would of been perfect for the new series...we will see when the show goes to air if the new guy has the great personality of Justin....
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Hartley would have probably cost the network a lot more, and it appears that this series is going for dark and rugged over hot and high tech.
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agree with you, it's kinda sad...
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Let's wait and see what it really looks like in the show, because pictures can be misleading. Take Justin Hartley when he has the hood over his head and add the right filter and it would look equally dark and mysterious. (and hey, when you're a millionaire/billionaire/whatever-kind-of-rich-person, would you really go for a wooden bow instead of a compund bow?)
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This new Arrow looks like he might actually prefer girls.
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Tim, the problem is that you didn't put up a picture of Hartley's entire outfit, that's why it looks so bad to you. The photo above barely shows off the most recognizable aspects of it. Here is a link to it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Green_Arrow_in_Smallville.jpg



The new costume looks terrible; it looks as if it was made out of several old blankets and the pants look like trashbags. He's dressed like a monk. The reason why Smallville's GA was so popular was because his suit was so slick and modern. The entire outfit looked cool because it was unibomber-esque: a combination of a really long hood in front that went out far enough to (when in the dark) realistically disguise Oliver and also a pair of high tech glasses (which were featured in your picture above) which allowed him to be able to be so accurate with his arrows. Not only that but he was also awesome because he had a voice disguiser that would make his voice really deep.



The problem with your view that he needs to be more like the comic version is that no one really cares about the comic other than hardcore readers; he was never that interesting in the comics in the first place and as a result could barely stay afloat as a comic and often had to be paired with other characters as a result. What Smallville did was actually make him interesting to the mainstream audience by changing him in order to make him more relatable (no goatee, charming personality) and had him played by a very likeable actor who could win over viewers with his personality. That doesn't mean that he wasn't still brooding and angsty plenty of times; he was often angry and at one point even suicidal. Smallville just knew that if he was only a personality-less angsty guy then the audience would only find him boring (which is probably why he's not that popular in the comics). That's why Smallville's portrayal was very progressive; I'll see how I feel about the show as a whole when it comes out but I can't help but feel like everything I've seen so far about this pilot has been regressive.
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I have to agree. I don't have much interest in superheroes but as a regular watcher of 3 supernatural-related CW shows - Supernatural, TVD and TSC, I have to say that the new guy's outfit / appearance based solely on this picture wouldn't get me to start watching this. Maybe the idea is to make him look more serious, but here he looks like a side actor on The Game of Thrones patrolling the woods rather than a superhero of any sort.



Plus, ITA that the lead of any long-running CW show has to have multiple levels of personality, and the charisma to make ALL of them appealing, even the negative aspects, like Damon or Ripper Stefan or Demon Blood Sam or even Cassie on TSC or whoever. So from that aspect, first, the actor's got to be attractive enough to draw a crowd larger than pure comic (or book) fans, and then versatile enough to retain them on PERSONALITY rather than green-screen antics. THAT is the secret of something like Supernatural, or TVD, or even Smallville which lasted YEARS.



Everyone will keep cribbing about 'diluting' the comics eventually, but 10 or 100 or 1000 or even 100,000 fanatics aren't enough for any show. You have to get a few MILLION fanatics, and that means you HAVE to be mainstream and modern and keep with the times and the audience, esp CW's audience.
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Looks exactly like the BBC Robin Hood (2006-2009) DVD covers and promo posters!!!
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Yeah but the BBC Robin Hood was incredibly awful so let's hope that the show is nothing like it.
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I first season of BBC Robin Hood was pretty fricking sweet.

Sadly, it was all downhill. Once they went to the Holy Land it never recovered.

But I still maintain that S01 was great.
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Season 1 was great.
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Just a though ... Arrow should have been a Smallville spin off with Justin Hartley and perhaps we get mentions of Clark/Superman, Chloe etc ... anws,,, I ll still watch it as it is
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I was all like "GODDAMMIT, CW! Could you please stop screwing around with the DC Universe already???" when I heard the news, but, now that I saw the new pic... what is that feeling I am having? Is it... hope?

Well, of course now - this is the CW we're talking about here. They'll find a way to screw it up - they always do. The good news is, it's undeniable that they've actually tried to make a believable Oliver Queen here. 'Would be hilarious if they could get Kevin Smith and/or Andrew Kreisberg to write a couple of episode here. And are we going to get Speedy in there? And, if so, will he end up becoming a HEROIN ADDICT too?!

See - already more fun than "Smallcrap", but, as I said before, this ain't gonna last. So, hopefully, we can get 3, maybe 4 decent seasons out of it before, like pretty much every CW shows who ever existed (except for "Angel"), it starts to overstayed its welcome.
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At first, with the name simply being Arrow, a part of me thought they were going without the green aspect but I am glad they are. the picture is too dark to tell really but it looks pretty good so far. They seem to have gone with the standard bow rather than the compound bow like in smallville. But the real question will be whether they go with regular arrows or will there be trick arrows like in the comics.
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Hmmmm Justin Hartley!! Who cares about the outfit?!?
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I like the new outfit but I don't know the actor so I can't tell if he's gonna be better than Hartley or not as the emerald archer. We'll just have to wait for the pilot to air!.
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As a big Green Arrow fan I approve, but am still waiting for the day when the Peter Pan hat is cool enough to actually inspire fear.
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"still waiting for the day when the Peter Pan hat is cool enough to actually inspire fear" LMAO >_<
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I hope that the new green arrow is as techy as the old one. from the look of that arrow he isn't.
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I think it could be a good thing? It shows his talent is more natural instead of relying on technology to help is aim? But then again the bloke is rich so he might change it :/ just an idaa
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...From the look of that BOW he isn't, isn't it ?
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you knew what i meant.
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doesn't matter what the "new" costume looks like when they got the wrong guy wearing it.
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The newer costume looks MUCH better than the Smallville one.



Hartley's costume from Smallville worked for that show, but with The Green Arrow as a separate and new show, the newer outfit works much better.
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Love it. Looks way better than the Smallville's Green Arrow costume.
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and fear-inspiring it is :)

good change!
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Good that "Arrow" has no connection to "Smallville" - better start fresh. Justin Hartley's GA outfit was ok but he definitely looked better without it and thankfully he was in such a state from time to time ;P
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Hopefully it will be more Supernatural/ Nikita than TVD and the rest of the tween shows for the CW. I would love a Batman Begins-esque dark comic book hero on TV. I think that would be cool. But really as long it isn't like The Cape then it will be all right.
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Aw, c'mon, The Cape will last six seasons and a movie!
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Sorry, Abed. but no. it was horrible.
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i like it hartleys green arrow had a hood too but the other is darker which i like so hopefully it does good the thing i dont like is that its going to have no connection to smallville
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Looks an awful lot like the BBC's Robin Hood series photo of Jonas Armstrong in costume. However, I like it a lot better than the cartoon-y one from Smallville. I'm more than willing to check the series out when it premiers.
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Oops, didn't see your post before I made mine.
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That's exactly the first thing that popped into my head too, when I saw the new one. I didn't mind the old one, but the new one looks cool, if familiar.
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Like it.
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