Published On: Wed, Sep 17th, 2014

‘Arrow’ season 3 news: Colton Haynes talks Roy, season 2 finale, becoming Arsenal

Fans of The CW’s Arrow are clamoring for details surrounding the third season, set to debut in early October. Star Colton Haynes talks about his role as Roy, his character’s relationships and his transformation from Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) protege to a character called Arsenal.

Arrow-and-Arsenal-in-Season-3-Premiere“…I’m very happy about that, I love the finale too. I just watched it a few days ago, and it was even better than when I read it,” Colton says of the season 2 finale during an interview with Den of Geek.

“…they had to put Roy through a lot of things to be a hero like Oliver, and I’ve liked how they’ve given a lot of moments for Roy and Thea to develop their relationship,” Haynes says of his character’s development. “But now they’ve taken it away [laughs]. That’s going to be the thing I’m looking forward to the most when reading the first script, to see what’s going on with Roy and Thea. Also Oliver and Felicity. They filmed a bunch of stuff that didn’t air, which we talked about in a few interviews but it would have sent the fans… like… they would have all fainted.”

In addition to the superhero role, Roy has troubles with Thea.

Colton Haynes as Arsenal in Arrow season 3“I feel like the beginning of season three is going to focus a little more on the team aspect, and also how Thea’s realized that she’s been lied to by everybody. I wonder what she did to everyone else for them to be like, ‘I’m going to lie to you all the time.’? But they’re going to focus on that, and obviously now we have the bigger bad in Malcolm Merlyn who’s basically trying to kill us all. Thea’s a part of that, and I’m interested to see where Sin fits in all of this. Is Sin going to take my side or is she going to take Thea’s side? I don’t know, but that’s something I’m excited about.”

Haynes confirms the red costume of Arsenal for season 3 in the Sept. 16 article.

“Well, I was supposed to be in full costume during the finale but they held it for the future, I guess just to give it its justice. So I don’t know when that’s going to be, I assume it’s going to happen and I assume everyone’s tired of the red hoodies. Roy can hopefully borrow some money from the Queens to get some new clothes, and hopefully it’s a nice outfit. We’ll see.”

Get the full scoop at Den of Geek HERE

Arrow returns to The CW on October 8, 2014 at 8pm/7c

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