Actor Seth Gabel has appeared in such films as The Da Vinci Code, Jonah Hex, and Take Me Home Tonight, as well as the short-lived series Dirty, Sexy, Money. But he is probably best know to fans as agent Lincoln Lee on Fox’s popular sci-fi series Fringe.
However, the actor will soon be taking on the role of Green Arrow’s archenemy Count Vertigo on The CW series Arrow, which is based on the popular DC Comics archer. Not to mention that Gabel can be seen once again on the big screen in the new military based film Allegiance, which is currently available on VOD and opens in Los Angeles theaters on January 4th.
I recently had a chance to speak with Seth Gabel about Allegiance, as well as his upcoming role on Arrow, and possibly returning to Fringe for the series finale. The talented young actor discussed his new film, his character’s conflict, the research he did for the role, Arrow, his interpretation of Count Vertigo, looking at the comics for inspiration, his fight scenes with actor Stephen Amell, whether or not it will be a recurring role, and if he will in fact be returning to Fringe for the show's series finale on January 18th.
Arrow has established itself as the heir to Smallville's mantle as the live-action representation of DC Comics on The CW, having just received a full-season order from the network.
Some spoilery new images from later this season reveal the show's take on Deathstroke, the popular DC character who will menace Stephen Amell's Green Arrow.
So we won't be seeing DC Comics heroes or villains on the big screen until Man of Steel next year, but this month, the Green Arrow arrives on the small screen with the new CW series Arrow. That means that, in addition to the archer played by Stephen Amell, we'll be seeing DC bad guys on a more or less weekly basis. One such bad guy is Deadshot, and two new images provide a first look at Arrow's version of the deadly marksman.
Arrow, a new television series based on the exploits of the finest politically-active socialist archer in the DC Comics universe, is set start airing this October.
In order to ensure that you, the audience, are a) aware of this and b) excited about this, the final poster for Arrow has been revealed.
Last month, a promotional clip from the network upfronts acted as a sort of teaser for Arrow, the live-action CW series that centers on Green Arrow, the DC Universe's finest archer and preeminent goateed socialist superhero. That trailer gave a very Batman Begins feel to the series, showing Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen setting up his super base of super operations in an abandoned warehouse, where he then worked out and showed off his archery skills. Today, an extended preview gives a much fuller idea of the series, while a poster sticks closely to one-sheet trends.
This is a big year for archery in popular culture. At the movies, we've already seen Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games and next month Pixar's Princess Merida will sling some arrows, while Marvel's resident marksman Hawkeye is currently killing aliens/wearing no sleeves in The Avengers. The best man with a bow in the DC universe is getting his own live-action iteration this year too, as the Green Arrow leads the new television series Arrow.
Hey everybody, The CW has revealed an official first look at Arrow, featuring Stephen Amell in costume as DC Comics hero Green Arrow. The dark image has Amell as a hooded Oliver Queen, highlighting the stripped-down costume. That costume is designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who is a favorite of both Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, with credits including Dark Shadows, The Rum Diary, Sleepy Hollow, The Tourist, and Big Fish, as well as Joe vs. the Volcano and The Silence of the Lambs.