Oliver Queen isn’t going to be the only archer protecting the streets of Starling City when Arrow‘s third season kicks off this fall. Over the last two years we’ve been seeing Colton Haynes’ character Roy Harper don a red hoodie and utilize some parkour moves while aiding Team Arrow, but the character will soon be taking things to the next level.
As comic book fans may know, Roy Harper is the secret identity of Green Arrow’s sidekick Speedy, who eventually ditched that moniker and joined the Teen Titans as “Arsenal.” When last we saw Roy he was cured of a Mirakuru infection, given a red domino mask and officially inaugurated into Oliver’s superhero team, and now he’ll have the digs to go along with it.
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we now have our first look at Haynes in costume as Arsenal. As you can see, it fits in well with Arrow‘s aesthetic, while managing to stick pretty close to the source material (the cross-stitched stings are a nice touch). All that’s missing is the character’s trademark robotic right arm. What do you think, would Roy getting his arm chopped off be too graphic for CW audiences?
We’re bound to get more Arrow season 3 announcements and reveals in the coming days, as San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing. We’ll have plenty to talk about as DC’s three-hour TV panel on Saturday night looms ever closer, so make sure to stay tuned to We Got This Covered.
Arrow‘s third season premieres on Wednesday, October 8th on the CW.