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Starling City takes on a new name. Freeze, Star City! Blackthorne Confirms Name Change

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.

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.

Ray Palmer's Star City

Looks like, after three major terrorist attacks in three years, the city is looking for a fresh start.

Matt Tucker Editor/Senior Writer/Reviewer

Matt Tucker is a stage and film actor, writer, Seattleite, comics nerd, sports fan, and aspiring person. Someday, he’ll be a real boy. He's an editor and senior writer for KSiteTV network (GreenArrowTV, DaredevilTV) and the sports blogs Sonics Rising and Cascadia Sports Network. Follow him on Twitter at @MattBCTucker or @TuckerOnSports