“Arrow” star Stephen Amell regaled fans at the Salt Lake Comic Con with his stories about the show, his scenes, his past and his love of the character. He even thrilled the audience with a performance of the “Arrow” opening voiceover (which he couldn’t remember fully, since this season has a new voiceover). Of course fans also wanted to know what we could expect from season three. And SpoilerTV was there for all the teasers.
Amell says he’s seen four episodes from the new season already. In fact, he told the crowd, “Last night I watched the director’s cut for episode 3.04 and it was awesome! It is our 50th episode. It is worthy of a 50th episode and it has a scene and a confrontation in it that has literally been two and a half years in the making.”
While he doesn’t expand any more on that scene, he does highlight a lot of characters making returns and entrances on the show. “I can tell you that we have Caity Lotz coming back as Canary in our first episode. We have Mr. Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn) joining us as a regular this year. We have Ra’s al Ghul. We do another fun travel episode where we go to Corto Maltese (a DC Comics fictional country). That’s exciting. Oliver is in Hong Kong. That’s also very interesting. We always have flashbacks and we get my good friend Colin Donnell – Mr. Tommy Merlyn – in the flashbacks this year.”
Amell also teases that Arsenal will be hitting the screen (Roy Harper’s superhero identity), along with The Atom (played by “Superman Returns” star Brandon Routh).
And don’t forget a crossover episode of “The Flash.” “Spoiler alert,” Amell says, “I’m in the pilot episode of ‘The Flash,’ which is really exciting. And we have another character that’s crossing over in the fourth episode of ‘The Flash.’ And episode 1.08 of ‘The Flash’ and 3.08 of ‘Arrow’ are a big two-night crossover extravaganza.”
In addition, “Arrow” will feature a Felicity-central episode, which Amell says is titled “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak.” The actor was thankful because it gave him some rare time off. “I recently got four days off out of an eight-day shoot, which is a record for me,” he says. “I don’t have another day off until January. Felicity and Felicity’s mom afforded me four days of vacation. It was lovely.”
Some of the video is in a different language, but the interview sections are in English!