Arrow producer hints show might start its own S.H.I.E.L.D. in S2

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Mar 26, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT (Updated)

The producers behind Arrow haven’t pulled many punches with The CW's new hit superhero series, and it looks like they could be prepping their own version of S.H.I.E.L.D. for season two.

Producer Marc Guggenheim recently posted a photo with the reveal that DC super-organization A.R.G.U.S. is coming to Arrow “soon,” as in late season one or early season two. So what is A.R.G.U.S.? Oh, just a DC organization of heroes and agents that work in tandem with the U.S. government. Think S.H.I.E.L.D., but DC’s version instead of Marvel.

Smallville had its Justice League, and it seems Arrow will have its A.R.G.U.S.

In DC lore, the team is headed up by agents Steve Trevor and Amanda Waller and has featured such notable members as Hawkman, Stargirl, Booster Gold and ... yeah, Green Arrow.

As for what role the agency could play in Arrow? No clue, but the logo does reveal one change from the comic version. In the comics, the acronym stands for Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-Humans, which doesn’t seem like a great fit for Arrow’s hyper-real world. So the writers have apparently renamed the organization Advanced Research Group United Support, which does sound a little more down-to-earth.

It’ll definitely be interesting to see how the writers adapt A.R.G.U.S. for the series, and it could signal the introduction of a world beyond Starling City. If you’re looking to up the stakes, this is definitely one way to do it.

How do you think this will all play out?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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