ARROW Adds To Its Universe: Amanda Waller Will Be In Season Two
Arrow‘s universe just got a little bigger… and badder. According to SpoilerTV, the sixth episode of Arrow‘s second season will include the introduction of villain/anti-hero Amanda Waller.
The synopsis also suggests the introduction of A.R.G.U.S., or Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-Humans, a group lead in the New 52 comics by Col. Steve Trevor and Amanda Waller. (How true that part is, we don’t know.)
While it’s no surprise that Waller would make an appearance in Arrow, the introduction of A.R.G.U.S. is interesting. Are they also planning to include Trevor? Will this connect up with the long in development Wonder Woman TV series? Moreover, what purpose does A.R.G.U.S. serve without a Justice League? So many nerdy questions that need answered.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Waller in live action DC adaptions. Waller was played by Pam Grier in Smallville, while the 2009 Green Lantern movie featured Angela Basset as the right-hand woman to powerful pols.
There’s no word yet on casting, but wouldn’t it be a flat out stunner if Basset reprised her role? Again, I don’t think DC Comics has the foresight to connect all the dots, or the balls to include Ryan Reynolds’ Hal Jordon story in a greater Cinematic Universe, but it’s a nice thought.