Were you ever really concerned that Oliver Queen wouldn't return to Arrow Season 3?
Of course not! As the Arrow and The Flash teams took the stage at the TCAs today, we learned a little more about what's to come for Arrow and those who were left behind. Stephen Amell joked, "Quite frankly, I think I earned my spot here today."
As for others getting some screen time, Amell says, "If we don't give other characters the opportunity to shoulder the load, then we give viewers nothing to attach them to."
As Katie Cassidy is the sole female on stage with a bevy of handsome gentlemen, that should tell you something about the arc her character Laurel is about to take as Black Canary.
“I’ve been waiting for this to happen,” shared Cassidy about Laurel getting her chance to suit up. “She goes from avenging her sister to honoring her sister to becoming her sister.”
Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) will also be suiting up, but he's on a different track than others, according to Marc Guggenheim. His connection is tied to Felicity Smoak. That doesn't mean they aren't considering a spin-off, as Greg Berlanti said "We're in very early talks on a very general idea that we haven't dug deeper yet." Unsurprisingly, Routh has been enjoying his time on Arrow, especially "Playing with Emily," Bett Rickards (Felicity).
Not to be outdone, Amell had his say about Bett Rickards, as well, "I love working with Emily. I loved working with Emily since our first scene in Episode 3. I'm very proud of her."
What about John Diggle? David Ramsey weighed in, "Part of the appeal of Diggle is that any of you could be him, and you don't want a mask to take that away.... Heroes don't need costumes," he confirmed. However, he earlier told EW he would be donning Oliver's suit once again in his absence. Trying to keep the light alive?
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