There are few months before Arrow season 5 starts on the CW network, but Stephen Amell has already begun hyping up its arrival. The season 4 failed to handle supernatural or meta-human component being introduced into the show. Hence, the idea is to embrace the roots of the show and create the world which is less complicated and villains more relatable. Stephen Amell said in a live facebook chat “If the premiere is any indication, Arrow is going to be f##king mean this year, and that’s really exciting.”
At San Diego Comic-Con, the show-maker revealed who the main villain of season 5 going to be – it’s Prometheus. In comics, he saw his parents (who were criminals) gunned down by police. He vowed to destroy any kind of justice, found stolen money stashed away by his parents, travelled the world in order to train from terrorists and African mercenaries. He was part of Lex Luthor Injustice gang and was defeated by the Batman. He has a supercomputer attached to his body, Batman deactivated it, Martian Manhunter sent his mind on a psychological loop but was later killed, Prometheus escaped and went on a superhero killing spree. He had a part in Star city bombing which caused millions of deaths including Roy Harper’s daughter. Finally, Green arrow gets revenge on him by shooting him right through his head with an arrow.
On the show, he isn’t the same person from the Justice League comics, but he has the mindset as that of DC Villain. He is more like a version of Dark Archer from season 1 with a sword. One big fan theory circling around is that he is actually Tommy Merlyn who is alive because Flash disrupted the timeline. He may have survived “the Undertaking”, trained in the League of Assassins like hell and has now come back in Star city.
Arrow season 5 will premiere on Oct 5, Wednesdays on the CW network at 8:00 p.m.