When Stephen Amell came out to introduce the Arrow portion of the DC Television panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con — and debut his boffo new suit — he emphatically stressed that the heroes of the show would now be serving the denizens of Star City. Any official confirmation of a name change to Oliver’s beloved hometown had yet to come in the month since.
Today, Paul Blackthorne, the dogged Captain Quentin Lance himself, confirmed the city’s new moniker with a great buddy cop pic with fellow castmate David Ramsey.
— Paul Blackthorne (@PaulBlackthorne) August 17, 2015
Star City is, of course, the name of Oliver Queen’s burg in the comics. When the show introduced the metropolis as Starling City, many were confused by a seemingly random alteration. The thought at the time was that Starling City appealed to the more grounded quality of the show. As the DCwU has exploded into a far more comic-inspired world, it appears time for the city to follow suit.
The name had been alluded to a few times on the show. At the start of Season 2, a sign in the devastated Glades renamed the place Star City as a derogatory term. And of course, last year, billionaire tech guru, developer, and philanthropist Ray Palmer unveiled his concept for a redesigned city of the future and a rechristening of the name to the more fanciful moniker.
Looks like, after three major terrorist attacks in three years, the city is looking for a fresh start.