Arrow is back with a vengeance, it returns tonight on the CW. Zap2It interviewed Marc Guggenheim, the executive producer of our favorite new fall 2012 show! Check out the five most important points that Zap2It reported.
1. A six-week time-jump. There are no super powers in the “Arrow” universe, which means that Oliver isn’t going to magically heal from the injuries he sustained in his encounter with the Dark Archer. When we return in “Burned,” six weeks have passed, and Oliver has had some time to rehabilitate and recover from the physical damage. Emotionally, though, the wounds are still fresh, and rebuilding his confidence is a major theme of the episode.
2. More Felicity! Guggenheim promises more of what the writers call “Oliver’s bulls*** excuses” as he and Diggle continue to use Felicity’s expertise without letting her in on their secret. (She’s got to stop pretending to believe them eventually, right?) It’s also important to remember that Felicity is currently in possession of one of only two copies of Robert Queen’s list — and that’s going to come into play in a major way in upcoming episodes.
3. Colton Haynes as Roy Harper. We’re going to miss Haynes on “Teen Wolf” this season, but we couldn’t be more excited to see him pop up on “Arrow.” He’ll be playing Roy Harper, a familiar character for DC Comics fans and a love interest for Thea (Willa Holland). “In the comics, Roy Harper is known for two things — his heroin addiction, and being ‘Speedy,’ Arrow’s sidekick,” Guggenheim says. “Thea’s definitely not known for hanging out with upstanding citizens, but the thing is, she really only hangs out with rich kids. They’re trouble, but they’re wealthy, like the Queens. The key thing about Colton’s character is that he’s from The Glades, which we’ve established is really the worst part of Starling City. It’s the first time Thea’s ever dated or spent time with someone who is definitely from the wrong side of the tracks.”
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