In the comics Oliver was always a bit of a wiseguy towards authority figures and in how he presented his views on the world (though i doubt they do anything regarding his political views on a show for teens). Now they think heroes all need to be grim like Batman or Wolverine.Hmm. It looks promising, but I hope this guy doesn't keep Oliver so... GRIM... all the time. One of the things I liked about Green Arrow on Smallville was that he was charming and had a sense of humor as well as being a badass.
The guys in marketing nixed it. Apparently everyone was expecting a cape, then got angry when there was no cape. This was followed by long discussions about "Why would he have a cape if he has to pull arrows from a quiver," but hey, you know how focus groups get, right?
But... But... But... He already has the costume in the trailer. Doesn't look like they're waiting 10 years to give him his super hero identity... :facepalmIf it's by the smallville group, it's probably a multiyear plan to show his evolution into 'Green Arrow' so i n the beginning, he'll just be a hard ass or something who has to evolve to be the guy we all know as 'Green Arrow'. In the interim, he'll just be the 'Arrow'.
So they're gonna wait 10 seasons before giving him a personality? He's just gonna be hell-bent on revenge all that time? :facepalmNot his identity. They're doing a reverse job here and waiting to give him his personality