‘Arrow’ Season 2 to Feature Cyrus Gold & Possibly Solomon Grundy

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Solomon Grundy to Appear on Arrow Season 2 Arrow Season 2 to Feature Cyrus Gold & Possibly Solomon Grundy

The CW’s vigilante superhero show Arrow definitely isn’t messing around when it comes to drawing on the vast array of characters from the DC comics universe. Season 2 alone has been opening its doors to new characters almost every week, with Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro), Black Canary (Caity Lotz) and Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) just a few of the new players in town.

The next episode will also feature the first appearance of Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash (Grant Gustin), a particularly significant addition to the Arrow lineup as he will almost certainly be the first legitimately superpowered character on the show. Since even the most far-fetched elements of the series so far have been grounded in realism, the Flash’s arrival will open up the possibility of even more heroes and villains with extra-normal powers.

Where super-speed goes, could the undead follow? That’s one possible development that could occur in the latter half of season 2, as a new synopsis for episode 7, ‘Three Ghosts,’ describes Oliver taking on a new enemy, who was briefly introduced in last week’s episode but has now been officially named.

“After a fight with Cyrus Gold a.k.a. the Acolyte (guest star Graham Shiels), Oliver is drugged and left for dead.  Determined to cure him, Felicity makes a risky decision.  The cure causes Oliver to hallucinate, and what he sees forces him to confront his past.  Meanwhile, Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) continues to help Felicity, and their connection grows stronger.

“The Arrow asks Lance to look into Gold, but when the stakeout on Gold goes bad, someone is killed. Roy (Colton Haynes) is captured and tortured by Brother Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro).  John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kresiberg and teleplay by Geoff Johns & Ben Sokolowski.”

Graham Shiels to play Cyrus Gold in Arrow Arrow Season 2 to Feature Cyrus Gold & Possibly Solomon Grundy

Cyrus Gold is played by Graham Shiels (‘True Blood’)

In the comics, Cyrus Gold was the former name of supervillain Solomon Grundy, a reanimated corpse with superhuman strength who is notoriously resilient to death. If you were paying attention during “State vs. Queen,” you may have noticed that Brother Blood’s disciple who survived being given the miracle serum was referred to as “Brother Cyrus.” It now seems that Cyrus Gold will emerge as a champion of Blood’s cause under the name “the Acolyte.”

While it’s possible that Gold is going to be a long-running villain for this season and possibly even beyond it, there are also a lot of ways in which he could transform into Grundy. If the “someone” who is killed during the stakeout is Gold himself, then perhaps we’ll see him resurrected as Solomon Grundy almost straightaway. He could also end up being written out of the show very quickly, in the same way that classic Green Arrow villain Constantine Drakon was in the pilot episode.

Hopefully the show’s writers have decided to work the resurrected Grundy into the show as well as his living counterpart. Nothing livens up a city like a good zombie, especially one that’s as big as The Hulk.


Arrow returns Wednesday, December 4th @8pm with ‘The Scientist’ on The CW.

Source: The CW [via Coming Soon]

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  1. Grundy?

    Yes please. :D

  2. Solomon Grundy born on a Monday… I don’t think that the comic book version of Grundy will be in Arrow, a undead creature is a bit far-fetch than having superpowers. Though I don’t mind seeing that happening. It seems he survived the serum that Brother Blood gave out and so to say, he did come back from the dead.

    • I guess you could say that he kind of came back from the dead, but we don’t really know if he died like the rest seem to have or if he survived the whole way through and then “feels stronger.” There’s nothing wrong with adding superpowers and undead and all the other aspects of the DCU. I think Arrow will keep the tone and it won’t affect the realism because the characters will all react the way real people should. I’m still holding out that Black Canary gets her sonic voice.

  3. They should save Grundy for the Constantine show or just cross them over.

    • To think of it, I would be ok with that. Though the CW and NBC are two different companies, I don’t know if they’ll ever cross-over. I can see the Constantine series to be dark in a similar tone like another NBC show, Hannibal.

  4. I’m all in for this.

  5. I think Ron Perlman would’ve made a great Solomon Grundy.

    • Good idea, but would rather have another Hellboy.

  6. Stephen Amell posted this tonight http://twitpic.com/dm37wy, its gonna be grundy.

  7. I’m almost done with Season 1. Hey, I live in Thailand, its not on cable here, I have to wait for DVD.

    It is really starting to pick up and by the sound of it, is only going to get better into season 2.

    LOVE crixus as Deathstroke, Comic Book movies and shows would be wise to cast more of the excellent cast from the Spartacus series.

    Gannicus as Aquaman anyone?

  8. Did anyone notice that the last episode contained another not so subtle allusion to the particle accelerator that will be started in Star City? Yay Flash references!

    • They’ve been name-dropping that all season. Makes me squeal every time they do! Especially when they say that it’ll be ready by Christmas. I’m a little bit childish.

  9. Could Grundy get us Allan Scott?

    • God I hope so! He is still my favorite Green Lantern. Bet if they use him though he will be called Sentinel instead of Green Lantern as to not cause confusion.

      • I like Allen Scott (and not some gay rebooted version; I like the old original GL one that was a mainstay staple of the JSA). I still am holding out for another GL movie with Hal Jordan continuing what was started with Sinestro in GL #1. That movie had potential and was despite flaws still alot better than it was given credit for. Glad to see an incarnation of Hourman is coming, as well as Barry Allen Flash. Hope these do not get screwed up. Also would like to see Doctor Fate at some point, and maybe even Spectre and Doctor Midnite.

        • I love the New 52 Allen Scott, and would DIE if he came on Arrow. Your comment is kinda homophobic dude.

  10. Seems there has been a mix-up…

    …says here your last name is Gruesday, and you were actually born on a Tuesday.

  11. Though I’m not sure they will make him actually undead, I’m very excited!

  12. I just want Talia Al Ghul to show up, while I’m happy to hear they are bringing Nyssa into it I was really hoping for Talia. DC had pretty much written Nyssa out of existance as it is just shocked they descided to go with her in Arrow, but here’s hoping my girl Talia gets her WELL DESERVED time in the spotlight!

  13. I don’t see why they couldn’t introduce an undead character. Malcom Merlyn said at the end of the episode there are many ways to survive death, or something along those lines.

    • Yeah, and if they want to keep magic and mysticism out of it,they can alter it and say he was left to die in a hole of mixed chemicals still being cleaned up after the Glades crumbled.

  14. I wonder if they do bring Tommy back, I know it’s totally random, but what if they made him the Rainbow Archer.
    Oh, and my 2 choices for Roy’s Costume:
    1st: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EhYNQ2CV06I/T4VCfWlZaDI/AAAAAAAADRE/C3AfKYwtWUg/s1600/tumblr_lo572l6oUb1qmqj34o1_500.png
    2nd: http://www.kryptonsite.com/identitygallery5.htm

  15. Inb4 Solomon Grundy is a shirtless pretty boy painted grey with some s***** noose scar makeup on his neck.

  16. I think you mean episode 9… episode 7 just aired…but this should be interesting..

  17. Solomon Grundy ???… I want to see how that will turn out

  18. I heard the following: Superman never made any money, for saving the world from Solomon Grundy. Bein a bit cheeky ere. Still loving Arrow.

  19. Well, now I know to look out for Cyrus in State Vs Queen on Monday then.

    Grundy could be cool, just can’t imagine how they’d do it.

  20. Hey Xalner You should check out the Indie Solomon Grundy-A feature film.The guy who plays Grundy ain’t no-pretty boy,rather a ripped buffed monkey,and a darn fine actor! Can’t pronounce his name. The director is a young dude from LA Mattson Tomlin. Just search Grundy!