New Posters for Arrow and The Flash Reveal Personal Journeys

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We're still a few weeks away from the premieres of Arrow and The Flash, but here's something new.


The Green Arrow is taking things personally. That's not really new, is it? He's always had the weight of the world on his shoulders. He's just not hiding it anymore.

Arrow Season 5 Poster

His fight. His City. His Legacy. 

As it turns out, the Arrow Season 5 Episode 1 is also titled "Legacy," and we finally have the official synopsis.

"NEW BEGINNINGS — After Laurel’s death and the departures of both Diggle and Thea from Team Arrow, Oliver takes to the streets solo to protect Star City’s citizens as the Green Arrow.

With Felicity guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes.

Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists."

It sure seems like he's going to be just like he always was, resisting change, wanting to do it all himself. 

The thing is, that has never worked for him before, and it will likely never work for him. With Felicity talking sense into him, he should come out of it alright. 

The Flash Season 3 Poster

Over on The Flash, Barry will be running towards New Destinies, New Dangers according to his poster for The Flash Season 3.

The Flash posters are always solo, so that's nothing new. It's hard to run fast with a whole group hanging onto your ever move. Literally.

Here's the synopsis for The Flash Season 3 Episode 1 to give you a taste of what's ahead.

“WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO HAVE EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED? — Barry (Grant Gustin) is living his dream life – his parents are alive, he’s asked Iris West (Candice Patton) on a date and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), running around saving the city.

When Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life, the Reverse Flash (guest star Matt Letscher) taunts his nemesis and tells him that there will be serious repercussions for Barry and the ones he loves if he continues to live in this alternate universe.

In addition to losing his memories, his powers will also start to fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in this world as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.”

It's going to be tough for Barry being schooled by his mortal enemy, Reverse Flash, but when you make a mistake as big as correcting time to make your own life better at the expense of all others, strange things happen.

Which superhero do you think will have the better run this season? The Flash or Arrow?

Hit us up in the comments with your thoughts of what's ahead. The Flash returns on Tuesday, October 4 and Arrow just after on Wednesday, October 5. Will you be turning in? 

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Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), enjoys mentoring writers, wine, and passionately discussing the nuances of television. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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The Flash Quotes

One mystery I cannot figure out is why some people come into our lives and why some people go. Others become a part of you. Some friendships feel like they'll last forever and others end far too soon. Not every friendship is meant to last forever. What does last forever is the pain when that person is gone.


It doesn't matter if you're the slowest kid in gym class or the fastest man alive, every one of us is running. Being alive means running. Running from something, running to something or someone. And no matter how fast you are, there are some things you can't outrun. Some things always catch up with you.