Stephen Amell, Green Arrow, Jonas Armstrong, Robin Hood


Robin Hood might want to call up his merry men, because the Green Arrow over at the CW is totally raiding his closet!

The CW has released the first image of Stephen Amell as (Green) Arrow in its Arrow pilot, and we couldn't help but find certain resemblances to Jonas Armstrong's Robin Hood from the recent BBC series of the same name...

BBC One's Robin Hood might be gone now, but that image of Armstrong in all his hooded brooding glory is reminiscent of the CW's darker take on their green superhero. Not that this bothers us—at all—because we can never have enough hunky men in hoodies and strapping outfits.  In fact, Arrow is one the pilots we are most excited about this TV season. Especially now...

The Green Arrow suit, which was designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, certainly sets a broody, edgy tone for this series, and we are so down with that. Not to mention, this pilot will be cowritten by Brothers and Sisters/Eli Stone/Everwood mastermind Greg Berlanti, and will be directed by Smallville's David Nutter.

What does all that add up to? Win. Win. Win.

Arrow, which will be picked up (or not) to a full series in May, focuses on affluent bad boy Oliver Queen (Amell), who develops some extraordinary abilities on a remote island (no, this is not Lost) and returns to the mainland to fight crime.

The CW will announce its full fall-season lineup at the upfronts in New York in May. Here's hoping Arrow turns out to be as promising (and hot!) as it seems.

But before we all go and get excited about the network's new superhero show, we have to ask:

Who Wore It Best? Robin Hood vs. Green Arrow
Who rocked the hooded ensemble best?
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