We don't know about you but, for us, Arrow can't return fast enough. Next month, viewers are in for a very special treat. The writers are going to pay off a storyline that's been in the works since the beginning of the season. With Amanda Waller in play, Arrow is ready to unleash its version of The Suicide Squad.
In the comics, the Suicide Squad is a group of super-villains, who work under Waller. They take on high-risk missions on behalf of the government with the promise of shortened prison sentences. Over at CBR, they've published two photos featuring Waller and her newly assembled team.
The Suicide Squad includes Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Mark Scheffer/Shrapnel (Sean Maher) and Floyd Lawton/Deadshot (Michael Rowe). One of the most interesting things about this incarnation is the inclusion of Arrow's right-hand man, Diggle (David Ramsey). He and Deadshot share a tumultuous backstory, which may be problematic.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg reveals, "Dig was our way into Amanda Waller, and in this episode, Amanda comes to Dig and Lyla, and she recruits Dig for a mission, and tells him he's going to need a team –– and she saddles him with the Suicide Squad." It sounds like Diggle's going on his own adventure that's Arrow-free.
Check out the full team below:
Arrow's Suicide Squad episode airs March 19 on The CW.