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Published On: Fri, Sep 19th, 2014

Stephen Amell talks ‘Arrow’ season 3: Justice League, Brandon Routh, Oliver and Felicity

Arrow will finally be returning and star Stephen Amell shared his passion and enthusiam for the show during Fan Expo Canada 2014. Amell previewed the show’s third season, events following the season 2 finale and the effects on Starling City.

Stephen-Amell-as-Arrow-in-Season-3-Premiere“We don’t gloss over the fact that there was an earthquake and a siege, in consecutive Mays, in a major, fictional metropolitan place. We go over that. That’s actually a focal point for Brandon Routh’s character, Ray Palmer. We talk a lot about how nobody wants to live in Starling City anymore, despite the fact that we have criminals on the run at the beginning of season three.”

The possibility of Oliver finally embracing love interest Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) becomes a hot topic and joked about her “dedicated” episode.

“We learn a lot about Oliver and his relationship with Felicity and the feelings — or lack thereof — for one another in the season premiere” and on the episode titled “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak”, Amell is easily the most excited because: “I have four out of eight days off…Unprecedented.”

Rumors continue to swirl about Amell being included in the film adaptation of Justice League, so the actor clarifies the problem with that concept.

Colton Haynes as Arsenal in Arrow season 3“We are creating a Justice League on TV for us. I don’t think there is a logistical reality to us participating in the feature side. That being said, I never wanted to have to feel like the show was justified, just because we participated in the movie. I don’t think my character would participate on the cinematic side. What’s that saying? Is it six seasons and a movie? Our show right now has me, Arsenal, Flash. There’s going to be Firestorm and Atom. The Justice League elements of it are very present on our shows [‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’] already.”

As far as villains Amell talked about an upcoming character and teases at a Green Lantern appearance.

“Well, we’re going to see Ra’s al Ghul,” Amell offered. “Actually, season three opens on a much lighter note. I’m enjoying playing Oliver this year because he’s a little bit closer to a proxy of me. I’m not serious. I’m not a brooder. We find Oliver in that position at the beginning of season three…Now, boy we’ve referenced Ferris Air a lot,” said Amell. “It would be really cool to have Green Lantern. Hopefully, that happens. I have no inside information, unless I do.”

Colton Haynes recently gave the rundown on his character, Arsenal etc… check that out HERE

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

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