Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) doesn't become Arrow overnight. It takes training, discipline, street smarts and drive. In the upcoming pilot, we'll see Oliver go from selfish playboy to stealth vigilante.
Here are seven photos from The CW's Arrow that depict Oliver's transformation. After being shipwrecked, he spends years on a deserted island fighting to survive. When he finally returns home, he vows to be a better person. Oliver wants to stand for something and put his money to good use.
In the pilot, we'll see him as both a refugee and a man of influence. There's an image below of him interacting with his younger sister Thea (Willa Holland), whom he affectionately call "Speedy." For those familiar with the Green Arrow comic, you know Speedy is the name of the hero's sidekick. Are the writers trying to tell us something?
Arrow premieres Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.