AMELL Teases ARROW Season 5 Villain, Gets Back To Non-Powered Roots

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Arrow season 4 poster
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Arrow season 4 won't wrap til next week, but Stephen Amell is already looking forward to season 5 - and the threats it will bring.

“I’ve heard that our big bad, our villain, is something that you can really only do once you’re in the fifth, sixth or seventh season of a TV show,” Amell told Variety. “As far as I know, they don’t have superpowers. I’ll tell you that."

Amell seems to be excited to return to Arrow's non-powered roots after the supernatural Damien Darhk in the current season, and also addsthat he's glad the show won't have to serve as a platform for yet another spin-off in season 5.

Supergirl is coming, but we don’t have to introduce a new show next year. In Season 2, it was the introduction of The Flash and crossovers there, and last year there was a lot with Legends of Tomorrow, and we don’t have to do that this year because Supergirl is already established,” Amell explained. “So I would like to focus on a lot of the stuff that I think Arrow does very well.”

That doesn't mean Arrow won't touch CW's other super-shows. There's already a crossover between Arrow, Flash, Legends, and Supergirl in the works. 

“I’m always interested and it’s always great for fans. I just have to make sure that they balance keeping up the quality of your show — last year when they wanted me to come to Legends and play old Oliver, I was like, ‘That would be awesome, but show me how this works in our schedule so it’s not comprising whatever episode we’re working on.’ And it was great and we did it. So I would just like to see a plan.”

The Arrow season finale airs May 25 on CW.

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