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COMIC-CON: ARROW S3 Sizzle Reel, Big Bad & Q&A With Showrunners, Stephen Amell & Other Cast

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Update: At the Stephen Amell-hosted DC Super Hero Night on Saturday, July 26th, at San Diego Comic-Con, Arrow shared an extended cinematic trailer with a glimpse at season three’s Big Bad — Ra’s al Ghul.

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Arrow panel on Friday, July 25th: showrunners Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg and cast Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman.

  • Arrow showrunners knew when writing the pilot that Sara (Caity Lotz) wasn’t dead and at the end of the second season, Oliver (Stephen Amell) would wake up in Hong Kong.
  • Arrow showrunners moved the Oliver flashbacks off the Island and to Hong Kong because they didn’t think they could introduce another set of bad guys on the Island.

Hong Kong flashbacks: Oliver’s handler Maseo Yamashiro (Karl Yune).

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Present-day: Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh), a rival bidder for Queen Consolidated.

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Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) in scene filmed at B.C. Place.

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Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) is alive, filmed at B.C. Place.

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Sara/the Black Canary (Caity Lotz) returns, filmed on top of the Plaza of Nations, next to BC Place.

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Roy (Colton Haynes) becomes Arsenal.

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Olicity, aka Oliver (Stephen Amell) & Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) go on a dinner date which goes horribly wrong, according to Amell.

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How wrong could it go? Bloodied Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards).

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  • Best news ever: Tommy back in episode two, now being filmed in Vancouver, for flashback encounter with Oliver we didn’t know about before. Is Colin Donnell here now?
  • Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) goes to The Flash’s Central City in episode four.
  • Felicity flashback episode is [renamed The Origins of Felicty Smoak], but Ivo is not Felicity’s father as has been speculated.
  • Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and others will go to The Flash’s Central City in episode eight for a two-hour cross-over event between the two Vancouver-shot shows.

Arrow season 3 premieres Wednesday, October 8th, on The CW in the U.S. and CTV in Canada.


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