Stephen Amell Reveals First ‘Arrow’ Season 5 Image

     July 12, 2016

There has been a lot of speculation about Arrow Season 5. We know that it will include at least one former WWE star, and that there’s going to be a lot of violence at the start of it. Craig Byrne recently wrote a piece for us about how Arrow can return to greatness by embracing its past, which is something star Stephen Amell echoed recently in an interview with EW, saying:

Even though Supergirl is joining the ranks, there’s no new person or new show to introduce this year, and I think as a result of that, we need to get back to focusing more on some of the core elements that used to define Arrow,” he continued. “To me, that’s hand-to-hand combat, no superpowers, and dealing with the job of cleaning up Star City.

Amell also teased recently in a Facebook post that him being shirtless in the new season’s premiere meant that he had to get back into shape immediately, and looking at this image he posted on his Twitter account today, he has certainly bulked back up to fightin’ weight. But more importantly, what is with that hair? Does it signify more flashback wigs, or perhaps it’s a flashfoward wig? Either way, it looks a heck of a lot better than the wigs we’ve seen on the show in the past.

Check out the post below:

And most pressing of all, does this mean that there may be a return of the salmon ladder? Producer Greg Berlanti joked about this with Amell earlier in the week:  

Though we’ve been told that Arrow is not necessarily going to be affected by Barry Allen’s timeline changes that happened in The Flash’s finale (which doesn’t make any sense since they’re a shared universe, but ok), there’s a hope that the show will use Season 5 as an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and get Arrow back to the show we all loved to begin with.

For now … we have those abs. Speculate away about what this scene could be about!


Image via The CW


Image via The CW


Image via The CW


Image via The CW


Image via The CW