15 Sep 2014• • 3 Comments
We got our hands on some never-seen-before photos of Summer Glau on set of Arrow shooting late into the night episode 2x22 'Streets of Fire' in downtown Vancouver on April 02, 2014 and looking deadly in her skintight orange and black Ravager costume, complete with a tactical gun holster and samurai swords.
But first let's recall a few facts. Ever since Summer Glau has been cast in Arrow, fans have been saying it doesn't make sense to hire Summer for a role on a show that features several kick-ass characters and not utilize her for something similar. And even when it was revealed that her character was Isabel Rochev, an actual Green Arrow villain from the DC comics know as “The Queen”, still the rumours of a red herring ran rampant.
The long debate of weather Summer Glau will dawn a villain’s costume has finally been put to rest on April 2014 when some leaked set photos revealed her super-secret DC identity .
The last episodes of the second season saw the resurrection of Isabel Rochev, being a bitch more than ever as it was revealed she was working with Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, and her debuts as mirakuru-enhanced, dual sword wielding Ravager, based on the DC comics character of the same name.
Check out below a sample of the sixteen HQ behind-the-scenes photos showing Summer Glau on set in her Ravager costume and follow the link to the photo gallery for the rest.
TV Shows > Arrow (2013 - 2014) > On set filming episode 2x22 'Streets of Fire' in Ravager costume - April 2, 2014
On the same topic, check out the costume design for Summer Glau's Ravager.
|Total comments: 3|
Message #1 | chrisdvanne | 15 Sep 2014, 19:20 GMT
It will never be repeated enough: by their own admission, Arrow writers didn't know what to do with Isabel Rochev's character (would she play a goodie or a baddie,...) and this is the reason why there was no character development in the first part of the season (except maybe her discussion with Oliver at the hotel in Russia). This indecisiveness was also the reason why she disappeared for 10 episodes, and when they finally decided that Isabel should play a "bad guy", I have the feeling her character was rushed and similarly underutilized, leading to this unceremonious exit.
Many Arrow fans (and most Olicity fans) hated Isabel Rochev and the Ravager costume. That pretty much sums up how well Summer's character was received by Arrow fans. Of course, Arrow writers are guilty of that (for the reasons mentioned above).
Still, Summer's recurring role in Arrow allowed her to add to her resume a line in a successful serie, so there's that.
Message #2 | chrisdvanne | 15 Sep 2014, 21:31 GMT
Everytime Summer is hired on a sci-fi show, it is to lure sci-fi fans to watch the show and to create the buzz around the show, this is also my opinion.
Summer is not stupid, she knows that and I'm sure she tries to make the best of it.
This is also why I find it very interesting when Crackle hires her to play in their newest thriller Sequestered. Little by little, Summer will loose her sci-fi fanbase (only hard core fans like you and me will stay) but hopefully she will gain fans outside the sci-fi verse.
Message #3 | robbo | 16 Sep 2014, 00:36 GMT
Summer certainly does look very deadly and also absolutely wicked in her skin tight Ravager costume. one thing for sure she looks as if she is having a ball and a wail of a time. really enjoying herself.
I must admit as I really enjoy watching Arrow, I just can"t quite come to terms with the Arrow writers and what their ulterior motive was with Summer. Has she seriously gone for good or surely not. I don"t no what the take is from the comics with Isabel Rochev or Ravager. all that work on the costume just for a few minutes of action. very disappointed on Arrow"s behalf. will Ravager be resurrected or not.