Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

How “Arrow” Just Changed Everything for DC and Time Warner Inc (TWX)

Every San Diego Comic-Con brings it with panels and events that should capture more headlines but don’t because of purportedly bigger news elsewhere.

For Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), a surprise teaser for Man of Steel 2 overshadowed what may be DC’s best animated film yetJustice League: The Flashpoint Paradox — and important details for what’s to come in season 2 of Arrow, a ratings winner for Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX)’s CW network.

Show creators Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim were uncommonly forthcoming in their Comic-Con panel. Specifically, they said Stephen Amell’s Starling City vigilante grows to become more like the Green Arrow character from the comics upon which the show is based. He also gets help, as this Comic-Con trailer shows:

Sources: YouTube, Warner Bros.

“The title of episode 201 is ‘City of Heroes,’ and that’s really what this season is about. It’s really about Oliver becoming a hero and going from the Arrow in season 1 to being the Green Arrow in season 2,” Kreisberg said at Comic-Con.

The message? Expect a wider foray into the DC Universe of characters, a strategy The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) also plans to employ with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which makes its debut Sept. 24. Season 2 of Arrow begins two weeks later, on Oct. 9.

Guggenheim says fans can expect appearances from classic comic-book allies and adversaries, including classic Teen Titans villain Brother Blood plus the Bronze Tiger, to be played by Michael Jai White. The assassin Deadshot also reappears.

Yet none of these measures up to the potential for Black Canary, a heroine who becomes Green Arrow’s primary love interest in the comics. Actress Katie Cassidy plays the character most likely to assume the Canary’s identity in Arrow. Kreisberg told the audience at Comic-Con that Season 2 explores the beginning of her story.

What’s all this mean for investors? Opportunity. Now that Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) and DC Entertainment are taking more deliberate steps to create a bigger universe where characters interact — Batman and Superman in Man of Steel 2, for example — Arrow takes on greater importance. At the very least, it can serve as an interesting vehicle for teasing not only new DC characters but also storylines that have played well previously in the comics.

TV Guide puts Arrow star Stephen Amell on the cover of its Comic-Con issue. Source: TV Guide.

Or Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) could borrow from AMC Networks Inc (NASDAQ:AMCX) and handle Arrow as a distinct property.

DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT: Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks

Let Warren Buffett, George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Daniel Loeb WORK FOR YOU.

If you want to beat the low cost index funds by 19 percentage points per year, look no further than our monthly newsletter.In this free report you can find an in-depth analysis of the performance of Warren Buffett's entire historical stock picks. We uncovered Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks and a way to for Buffett to improve his returns by more than 4 percentage points per year.

Bonus Biotech Stock Pick: You can also find a detailed bonus biotech stock pick that we expect to return more than 50% within 12 months.
Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.