'Arrow': Deadshot, Iconic DC Villain, Introduced In Episode 3 (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS)

10/03/2012 08:22 am ET
  • Laura Prudom Associate Television Editor, The Huffington Post

The CW's action-packed "Arrow" doesn't premiere until Wed., Oct. 10 (8 p.m. ET), but HuffPost TV has a first look at its introduction to one of DC Comics' most memorable villains, Deadshot (played by Michael Rowe), who makes his debut in Episode 3, airing Oct. 24.

Entitled "Lone Gunman," the episode sees Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen facing the iconic assassin, whose main claim to fame is that he never misses a shot. Comic book fans will know that there's a tragic backstory behind that boast, but we're intrigued to see how the CW series presents the character with a new twist.

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Deadshot will be the second familiar comic book foe that Oliver faces, since he'll go head to head with China White (Kelly Hu) in Episode 2. The show's producers, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, recently told HuffPost TV that they plan to introduce many elements from DC's rich history, including characters such as Deathstroke and Huntress, as well as less mainstream easter eggs like the Big Belly Burger fast food chain, as nods to comic book fans who tune in.

This isn't the first time Deadshot has appeared on the small screen -- he was played by Bradley Stryker in Season 10 of "Smallville," and voiced by "Smallville's" Michael Rosenbaum in episodes of Cartoon Network's "Justice League." He also appeared in an installment of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," where he was voiced by Tom Kenny and fittingly defeated by Green Arrow.

Are you excited for "Arrow"? What do you think of this iteration of Deadshot? Weigh in below!

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