Arrow Is Pretty Much Batman with Arrows

Watch this new trailer for The CW’s Arrow and tell me that the CW didn’t want a Batman TV series, only to be turned down by DC/Warner Bros. because 1) they want to keep Batman a movie franchise and 2) they’re idiots. Take away the arrows, and we’re looking at Batman here., complete with every fight scene filmed in shadow. I’m not complaining, I still think Arrow looks pretty good. I’m just hoping we’re going to get this scene in the first episode:

Setting: The Queen Mansion
Oliver Queen: “Criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot. I need something that will strike fear into their hearts, But what? What?!
/arrow flies through window
Oliver Queen: “Huh. Well, it’ll do.. I guess.”