Recently it has been announced that Arrow has been signed up for another series. After THAT ending which resulted in a mass explosion on Lian Yu there could be a culling in for season 6 of Arrow. We discuss who expect to see next season and who we think will be a gonner!
Aww he dead!
It has been rumoured that John Barrowman has signed up for Season 6. Unfortunately this could not be the case. He mentioned on Loose Women (ITV, UK) recently that he has enjoyed his time on Arrow but is looking forward to new projects, so we could have seen the last of Malcolm Merlyn.
Evelyn Sharp had been a part of team Arrow at the beginning but ended up a team member of Adrian Chase’s anti-arrow clan. She had seemingly come to the end of her usefulness in the story at the end of Season 5, and therefore, we can’t see her returning in Season 6.
Captain Boomerang was last seen chasing down Malcolm Merlyn, just before he took his foot off the mine that nearly killed Thea. Captain Boomerang is now a part of ‘Suicide Squad’ in the DC cinematic universe, and although we have seen others like Superman in the Flarrowverse, there doesn’t really feel a place for Harkness in it. Unfortunately for us it’s RIP for Captain Boomerang.
Samantha Clayton is the mother of Oliver Queen’s son. Stephen Amell has already given away that the theme of next season is family, so I think the new dilemma for him is going to be his son versus being a vigilante. Samantha could be dead, leaving Oliver as a single father bringing up his son. This could add an interesting dynamic to the show, and Samantha is not really a useful character anyway.
This might come as a surprise to a lot of you after the ending of Season 5, but I am not 100% convinced that Chase is gone forever. Chase was the best villain of Arrow since Deathstroke and it would be a waste to let him leave after one series. We expect that he could become the big bad in Legends of Tomorrow or be bought back thanks to a time travelling villain speedster?
Curtis is a useful character in arrow but there are a few in the Flarrowverse with similar personalities, for example Ray Palmer and Felicity Smoak to name a few. There are rumours he has signed a new contract so we are likely to see him back, but I don’t think Arrow would be missing much if he was gone – as much as I like the humour he brings to the show.
I think it’s fair to say that the rest of Team Arrow (Oliver,Diggle, Thea, Lance, Felicity, Rene and Dina)
are likely to live. They are the main protagonists of the show, and with the theme being family next season, there are storylines to explore with all of those characters.
Slade Wilson came back in the final episode of last season and was arguably the strongest character of the episode. The mirakuru has worn off, people are demanding a Deathstroke series on his own and Manu is perfect as Slade Wilson. There could be room for a character who is neither good or bad to play off Oliver, and Deathstroke would be perfect for that.