The site reports that the costume, worn by series star Stephen Amell, was designed by Academy Award-winning costumer Colleen Atwood. It’s the first image we’ve seen from the series, the first look at Amell as Oliver Queen and the first live-action look at anyone besides Justin Hartley under Green Arrow’s hood in years.
“When I directed the pilot for Smallville, I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero,” executive producer David Nutter, who is also directing the Arrow pilot, told DC. ”Arrow is a different show — darker and harder-edged — but it’s the same core idea. We’re creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things.”
For the uninitiated, the blog describes Arrow as follows:
“After being marooned for five years on a remote island, former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime.”
In the course of that war on crime, he’ll apparently appear to be a bit more like Jason Bourne than Batman, according to a TV Line article that ran prior to production’s start two weeks ago. The CW has their eyes on a fall 2012 premiere date for the show.