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HuffPost Shows What ARROW’s Version Of Deadshot Looks Like!!

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The third episode of “Arrow” features the presence of longtime DC villain Deadshot, introduced way back in 1950’s Batman #59, and HuffPost has the first photos:

“Arrow” debuts on The CW Wednesday.

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  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST


    by JethroBodine


  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    If it lasts 2 seasons I'll be suprised.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Why is it so big?

    by Gault

  • I don't understand the toolification of every DC hero. First we have wise cracking douchebag Hal Jordan. Now Green Arrow looks like he probably drives a Hummer. Why is it that only Nolan realizes that you don't need to change the comics and the characters therein to be successful?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:50 a.m. CST


    by BlueLando

    Probably because DC doesn't have a clue how to present Green Arrow in the comics, let alone in other mediums. You'd think they'd go with the Robin Hood inspiration of a wisecracking jackass who rejected upper class status to fight injustice from the shadows and save his Kingdom (Star City), contrasted with how Batman's a Zorro expy, who uses aristocracy to hide in the shadows and take down injustice. But that'd require Green Arrow being fun, and driving round Arrow Cars and shit.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Re: Why is it so big?

    by Xiphos_2


  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Great post apesong!

    by Smerdyakov

    I suppose they keep giving us flawed heroes because it's part of the "Heroes Journey" plot line which they embrace in Hollywood like it was the holy bible.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Dear god, it's not even ON STRAIGHT

    by batphantom

    It doesn't line up with his goddamn eye! How hard would THAT have been?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Huffington Post is just Liberal garbage.

    by Metroid_Fetish

    That's why they had Andrew Breitbart murdered.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:02 a.m. CST


    by Bob

    I'll assume you're joking. We all know Breitbart was a piece of shit, who didn't take care of his health, and died of a massive heart attack. Now if only Rush would do the same.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST


    by Andrew

    I completely agree. Why not do something akin to Longbow Hunters? DC's problem has always been that even though they have the characters with the strongest mythos, they throw it all away when these characters are portrayed in the popular media. DC characters (the way they actually are) don't translate to blockbuster-type entertainment. Therefore they have to douche them up, give them over simplified origins, and take away the mythic qualities that made them great.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST


    by Andrew

    You would think after 100 or so of the SAME exact over simplified "hero's journey" plots, even the studio execs would get tired of it.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:15 a.m. CST

    lol @ arrows.

    by vulturess

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST

    So, who's Captain Jack Harkness going to play

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    Count Vertigo?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST


    by jemagee

    Nolan didn't change batman huh? Well that's just false, he changed the inherent core of the characters motivation. Batman gives up being batman only when he can no longer handle the physical strain of BEING batman He doesn't just quit

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    A dude in a jacket.

    by daggor

    C'mon, people. COSTUMES!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    How convenient....

    by ckone

    He has a coffee cup reheater on his face.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST


    by Andrew

    Despite the unsatisfying conclusion, relative to other portrayals of Batman, the Nolan version is as close to the comic as we have. But this gets into an area where no matter what, people will remain unsatisfied. Take a comic movie that is faithful to the source material to almost every detail (except, for some reason the ending) like Watchmen. Everyone complained. So either you have something like Green Lantern which takes only the hero's name and costume and nothing else from the comic or you have something like Watchmen which takes dialogue right from the graphic novel. Nolan's Batman seems to be a happy medium. However, it all points to my original conclusion that DC heroes shouldn't be the source of blockbuster popcorn entertainment. They are too complex. Marvel makes for great summer entertainment. DC makes for great philosophy.

  • It takes me back to the good old days with Daredevil and Thor in those awful Incredible Hulk movies.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Batman gives up being Batman...

    by BlueLando

    Because it's a self-contained trilogy. He doesn't give up in the comics because it's an ongoing story with no end in sight. Even the TDKR comic only has him quit being 'Batman' as an obvious symbol, he's still 'Batman' in terms of fighting the good fight.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    DC heroes are not so complex

    by Smerdyakov

    DC's usual way of giving a character personality is to make him angry all the time. Actually, the movie of Green Lantern was pretty close to Geoff John's version in the comic. Hardly a guy "Born without Fear" and not half as interesting as his main adversary. Haven't seen Dark Knight Rises but from what I've read, he seems to be something of a quitter. And the Superman movies have all suffered from the way they portray Luthor, not Superman.

  • and he straight-up intended to quit in TDK, except that he saved the wrong person.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    The Nolan Batman movies are full of negativity toward Superheroes

    by Smerdyakov

    They keep extolling the notion that a good citizen is worth more than a showboating vigilante. Someday, someone should make a positive movie about superheroes.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    After the CW's 'fuck you' on Smallville, no way I'm watching this.

    by Raptor Jesus

    Nine years of 'Smallville' and then the powers that be turn season ten into one big liberal sucker punch. In the words of that great humanitarium, George Carlin, 'Fuck these people in the ass with a big, black rubber dong until they die'. I'm done with CW. FOR GOOD.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    smer I'm going to make that movie....

    by Katet19

    It's going to be called Batman doesn't quit being Batman because a dog faced girl dies, and then he also doesn't quit being Batman so he can rest up and fuck a cat burglar. Part of what's fun about superheroes even ones grounded in a dirty noir reality like batman is that there are clearly elements that are insane and unreal. For instance Batman sort of forever staying 35 and going on and on. I don't want him getting the gold watch and I certainly don't want him getting replaced by a tiny beat cop with absolutely no superior training whatsoever.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    @smerdyakov that may have been true in the 90s

    by Andrew

    That was sort of DC's thing in the 90s. Shit, even Aquaman, with his Farrah Fawcet hair was pissed off. I don't think that was the case before and I certainly don't think thats the case now. As for Lex Luthor, he's had so many characterizations in the comics that its really hard to say HOW he should be portrayed. Superman 3 & 4 are plenty bad with or without him. I actually liked Kevin Spacey.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Wow...that looks Future War awful

    by MJDeViant

    In the first photo he would be looking straight at the HULKING metal ring of the eye piece with his covered eye. They should of either made a smaller more logically placed one or updated it with like a contact or something so that his eye looks special. Instead they went Power Ranger villain with it.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Who says he quit being Batman after TDKR.

    by MariusXe

    Do you really think IF some kind of big threat would pop up (say... Joker breakout in Gotham) and Bruce could do something about it, that he wouldn't suit up again, after TDKR? PUH-LEEZE! The ending means he is free from the burden of being Batman, the pain and all that. It doesn't mean he won't be a hero anymore, you morons.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by Smerdyakov

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Even "the Avengers" was anti-super-hero.

    by Smerdyakov

    Even with the Marina Hill prologue and epilogue deleted (and their sort of left handed complement), Avengers made a pretty strong case that the world is better off being run by soldiers and spies.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by Mr_Fancy_Pants

    Power Ranger bad indeed. The people that came up with that eyepiece design should be docked a days pay. A red contact lense with a cross hair would have done the trick.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    At least he isn't wearing a top hat, a domino mask and a tuxedo.

    by Smerdyakov

    Deadshot's original costume.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    His eye is pointing down

    by tendaiamos

    It's like when you were a kid dressing up like a borg and you strap a fake eye patch on, but your eye patch sucks and it keeps falling off, or its too heavy and it keeps drooping...that call should be called droopshot.....NH

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    It's really bulky

    by jim

    Maybe it's just a bad angle but it looks to be at least twice as thick as it needs to be (that's what she said!)

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Looks like he's wearing his Casio G-Shock watch on his face

    by 3D-Man

    I guess that way he can keep an eye on the time. Guffaw!!!!!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by Bob

    Actually. Tim Burton's Batman is about as close as it gets. Despite the insane changes Burton made, he actually stuck closer to the original origin of Batman, (Not counting making it the Pre-Joker who killed his parents instead of Chill.) as well as the motivation of catching criminals. Also the bat look being a look that will strike terror into his victims without having to use a gun. Whereas Nolan went with the Batman as a symbol.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    So I'm assuming he's got a Sloth eye...

    by Superthug3000

    Or was he exposed to toxic waste ala Toxic Avenger. Because that oversized cup heater isn't level with his eye.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Stop with the bashing of Nolan's Batman...

    by Andrew Coleman

    WAHHH Batman doesn't ever quit!!! No shit idiots it's a comic book. How is he suppose to quit? It's a never ending storyline. Nolan made a contained storyline. I understand most people want the character of Batman to die fighting in costume when he's 80. Well make your own movie then...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by RockLobster800

    That actually made guffaw. Very good, very good.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Batman never quits...except when he quits.

    by TheLastCleric

    In Knight Fall he was forced to quit temporarily and even handed the mantle over to another because he was unsure if he would return. And in The Dark Knight Returns he quit for ten years. So yes, Batman quits. He also took a pretty big leave of absence in No Man’s Land; so much so that Gordon was angry at him for abandoning the city. What Nolan did was perfectly in touch with the source material, however modified his approach might have been.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    what kills me here is this:

    by solitaire

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    by solitaire

    you whet the audience appetite for actual costume translation with the deathstroke mask, and then give us this. Deadshot is not a tough outfit to pull off, all that is really required to make us happy is a silver mask or helmet with the targeting sight and the wrist magnums. hell, I'd even settle for two really cool pistols, but this is just effin' lazy

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    What's annoying about a Batman who quits....

    by Smerdyakov

    Is that the whole trilogy comes off as some rich spoiled brat who dresses up to fight crime and only succeeds in escalating crime to new levels. His efforts culminate with almost destroying the city he wanted to protect. So he gives up realizing what a schmuck he was. Need I point out this is pretty fucking depressing.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    He didn't want to fight crime

    by jim

    he wanted the people to believe that crime was something that could be fought. He did succeed in getting the people to believe that one man can make a difference.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    smerdyakov, point to you

    by solitaire

    I guess I'll abandon the city I swore to protect, let the one man out there who loves me as his own son go through incredible undeserved guilt and pain, take off to schlep around Europe with a girl I barely know, leaving my armory to a guy I barely know and wash my hands of the whole damn thing. That's Batman? Fuck You Nolan, Fuck You very much.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The reason Gotham was in danger of being destroyed

    by jim

    was because it was so riddled with crime; that the police and politicians were so corrupt there was no saving it. Ra's Al Ghul saw the city as a lost cause that needed to be eradicated. Bane & Talia were just trying to finish what her father started.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Yeah but Ra's said he was the one who Caused the Depression

    by Smerdyakov

    And then he's surprised when crime goes up? I guess they don't teach economics at super villain school.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    in TDKR... how come...

    by SaluteYourShorts

    How come BATMAN was able to walk on the ice with ease?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Why does he need a rifle scope?

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    Isn't his red eye thing a universal scope for all his aiming needs? Isn't that the point of it? Is he going to be an abusive ex-husband cowboy in this version?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Poor guy. He's all hunchbacky with one eye parallel to his cheek.

    by sweeneydave

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    No mask?

    by jimbojones123

    Seriously? Stupid.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    convinced the henchman that sniped the cops in tDKR was Deadshot

    by vicmackey1268

    like the main henchman that is friggin always on target and sniped the cop climbing out of the sewer that JGL was helping...looked JUST like the Arkham City version of Deadshot....idk...maybe its just me

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Did time in the DC universe stop...

    by Red Ned Lynch 1983? Because I'm pretty sure that guy with the broken View Master was just trying to kill Spacehunter, Yor the Hunter from the Future and maybe the Megaforce guys. I think he worked for Jared-Syn.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit about the eyepiece.

    by beatitudesputnik

    The real problem is.. WHERE THE FUCK IS HIS MOUSTACHE?!?!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Apesong and on Batman quitting

    by Tanning Chatum

    Nolan's Batman is changed significantly from the comics. Gone is the reluctance to kill, the entire detective aspect of the character, the intelligence.... Nolan's Batman is a guy who knows how to fight and utilize the technology and wealth at his disposal to be batman. Nolan's Batman is not Batman when you take all that away. As far as Batman quitting, the problem is WHY he quit. He quit because of fling. It wasn't the love of his life and even if it were, they were not in a long term relationship. It's just a weak version for quitting when crime is still going on, and makes Batman look weak.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST

    I love talkbackers

    by LethargicJ

    One still picture and somehow they've judged the entire show and know everything about it before it's aired a single episode.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 8:57 a.m. CST

    They tried Super-villians late in the run of "The Flash"

    by Smerdyakov

    But they mostly wore jackets and sunglasses and they didn't do much to help the show.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Look like Marty Feldman's wicked stepchild

    by migmog

    I live in England but I can already smell the stench of this show from here. Way to go DC: welcome to the post Nolan apocalypse!!! LMAO

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I was hoping for this ....

    by Prooth

    I was hoping for a talkback to come along where TDKR would be talked about again. I loathed it. It's a fine film but it fails to deal with key issues it brings up, and I think it is my least favorite take (like I want to watch Batman and Robin again, almost). - If the Den Act is so successful why aren't they trying to find the person who created it? This film would have been better if Batman had voluntarily unmasked or been caught and incarcerated. Otherwise, how is Gotham safe? Everyone knows Batman can do strategy. - Batman doesn't fight like that. Why would Batman only use gadgets while on vehicle but not in regular encounters? Especially with how physically messed up he is. The film lost all traction with me when they sent Batman in, without gadgets or a plan, to take on Bane. Yes, the gadgets should have been broken along with the Bat, but that is not how Batman fights. - The laced-concrete idea and that shot where the all the dust rises from the explosion just felt so silly and unrealistic, like when people talk about seeing the Great Wall from space. - The prison sequences were awful and made Bane's really cool description useless. - Talia Al'Ghul was unnecessary. That was awful. - In the same way, Bane is too smart and cool to be a minion. - All the JGL stuff from the middle of the film to the end felt really boring to me. (The city is about to become a nuclear wasteland and he's kicking one guy in the face for like five minutes). - The fakeout with the nuke. Especially after seeing this in the Avengers, I was really bummed to see it here. - The Robin comment was awful. I was so excited for this movie and tried to give it a fair chance. But from the scene where they rammed the Talia sexy lady in the rain scene in onward it felt forced and stilted. I think I am done with watching Nolan's movies for a while.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Why is it lining up with his cheek instead of his eye?

    by carlotta_valdes

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Bad case of lazy eye

    by Eddie_Dane

    Hope the kids at school weren't too mean

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Are there any other people on the CW other then

    by Phategod2

    Pretty White people? Even the villians are pretty White people!

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by Tanning Chatum

    Most of the US is white, what's the issue? Statistically, most characters being white is accurate. Oh, but you want to force a mixed race cast for equality to force a reality that doesn't exist?

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Most of the US is Some iteration of Latino actually

    by Phategod2

    Im just sick of everything on the CW being geared towards White Teen females.

  • Oct. 6, 2012, 3:18 a.m. CST


    by Tanning Chatum

    Most of the US is not some iteration of latino. Most of the US is white, by and far. Unless you can give some statistics from a reputable source that say otherwise?

  • Oct. 6, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Looks like he escaped from the Captain Power set

    by tangcameo

  • Oct. 6, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Green Arrow is such a goofy superhero.

    by FrodoFraggins

  • Oct. 6, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Well what did you expect?

    by cerberus

    20% of this show is for actual fans of the comic and the remaining 80% is for teen girls. It's the Smallville formula. The showrunners can talk about how they were inspired by Nolan's Batman all they want but the real inspiration for this is Smallville. Don't believe me? How much you want to bet that after the show they have a segment that tells you the names of all the crappy emo bands whose songs were played during the episode?