First video preview for ‘Arrow’, “When the hood goes up, you better pray”, released, plus information on The Flash!

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the-flash-arrow-the-cwThe first action-packed trailer for CW’s hit DC comics-inspired show, Arrow, has hit the web! The minute long preview is jam-packed with character retrospectives, action sequences, and a destroyed Starling City. One thing’s for certain: the Arrow is back with a renewed vengeance, and those who failed Starling City better watch out:

We also have our first look at new information on when The Flash, one of DC Comics’ most famous superheroes, will be making his debut on Arrow. The character, whose actor has yet to be announced, will join the show as Dr. Barry Allen to allow Arrow to explain Flash’s origin story. The show’s executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg had this to say about a casting announcement and filming date:

“We’ll have to have somebody by Sept. 30, which is when we start shooting [his first]episode. So there is that timeline. But it’s been a really exciting process just getting to meet so many fantastic actors and seeing the enthusiasm that so many people around town have for the character. It’s just amazing — I have pictures of myself at age 4 holding a Flash and a Superman doll. That I’m sitting here writing the Flash and Green Arrow now, it’s more than my little nerd heart can bear sometimes.”

Dr. Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash, will appear in at least three episodes, jointing written by the show’s executive producer Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. That’s great news for DC Comics fans hoping the flash is done justice in this otherwise fantastic DC show.

Speaking on why they chose to include Flash, here’s what Kreisberg had to say:

“Despite the fact that he’s got superpowers, I think there’s something really relatable about Barry — of all the big seven of the Justice League. He got his powers by accident. He isn’t a God, he isn’t an alien, he wasn’t seeking this out. These powers came to him and his reactions to that feel very human and grounded…. Oliver Queen [Stephen Amell] is a very dark and tortured soul and Barry is not. I think it will be fun to see these two characters together because they have distinctly different world views.”

Arrow season two will premiere on The CW on October 9th!

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