Details On ARROW’s SUICIDE SQUAD, BIRDS OF PREY, And Upcoming Villain-Centric Episodes

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wallerLast night we learned that Arrow episode 16 would be called Suicide Squad (you can read that here), but today a few new details about that episode as well as some of the second season’s other big developments have come to light. Executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim have offered some information about the now very highly anticipated episode about Amanda Waller‘s little squad as well as some information about the upcoming Birds of Prey episode. The duo also say that the second half of this season will have a villain-centric approach.

The Hollywood Reporter had a rundown of some of the big teasers Kreisberg and Guggenheim dropped during a talk with reporters. While the past few episodes have focused on the Lance family and the super powered Roy, Kreisberg says the next several episodes starting February 26th will be “villains a go-go. It’s just villain, villain, villain, great big villains, one after the other.” That will include both new villains and some returning favorites. Guggenheim stated that episodes 14 through 18 are the “villains chapters [of the stor] and it builds” to a huge episode 18 that will feel like a mid-season finale. After presenting some info about Nyssa al Ghul‘s appearance this week, THR had a rundown of two of the biggest episodes fans are looking forward to the most:

Birds of Prey arc will “get there”: The 17th episode, airing March 26, won’t be a direct adaptation of the Birds of Prey comics; instead, it’ll have an Arrow spin. “We gave ourselves room to grow and evolve,” Guggenheim said. “Birds of Prey is very much the same thing. You’re not going to end up with the Holy Trinity of Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress right out of the gate. We’ll get there.” When the Huntress (Jessica De Gouw) returns, “Helena is gone, all that’s left is the Huntress,” Kreisberg teased. “She’s become consumed by this vengeance for her father and when we see her she’s in a very haggard and worn-out state. It’s the big final confrontation between her and her father, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) gets in the crossfire, and the Canary has to go into the rescue.”
Details on the Suicide Squad episode: The teases have been sprinkled throughout the series, with the Suicide Squad set up in last week’s episode. Producers revealed that the 16th episode, airing March 19, will be titled “Suicide Squad.” And yes, it will revolve around the Suicide Squad. The episode will see Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) return, with her recruiting Diggle for a mission, and she “saddles him with the Suicide Squad, including Floyd Lawton (Michael Rowe),” Kreisberg revealed. There will be Diggle-centric flashbacks during his time in Afghanistan with then-friend Ted Gaynor (Ben Browder).

You can read everything the producers had to say by clicking the source link below. Judging by the Twitter and Facebook reactions, the Suicide Squad episode is one a lot of people are really excited about. We know that Amanda Waller has assembled a team, and now we get an idea about who will actually be on the team. Arrow is a show that gets better almost every episode, so it will be interesting to see where things go from here now that the spotlight will be shown on the villains. What do you think about the producers’ comments?

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Source : Hollywood Reporter