With everything coming up on "Arrow," of course it had a significant presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year, and that included the cast and executive producers teasing what's to come, not just in the panel, but in a press room as well. On Monday, July 28, we posted our video roundtable interview with series star Stephen Amell to YouTube. Check out the video above or here.
"My periphery is just filled with danger, and that's a theme that we address in the first episode this year," Amell teased of the new season, and that's not all. There is a lot to look forward to – and not just on "Arrow." There are crossovers coming up with "The Flash," not counting Oliver's appearance in the pilot. "The opportunity to do a big two-night crossover event, it's awesome. It's one of the things you want to happen on TV as a viewer," Amell told reporters before teasing an idea he came up with himself for the crossover. "You'll know it when you see it, and you'll remember it was my idea. …A character that we have met in Starling City is going to appear in Central City. We know they're there and they're going to reference something that teaches us an Arrow lesson."
As for Olicity and the "fake" declaration of love in the season 2 finale, the actor teased, "Was it fake? I'm glad that viewers who felt like maybe they were faked out, they're getting their full resolution. Was he telling the truth? Was he lying?" Well, for fans still wondering what comes next for Oliver and Felicity, Amell did promise, "You get a full explanation as to what that meant."
Something else to look forward to in season 3 is the introduction of Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer. "He's funny," Amell said, previewing that their first scene together sees Ray giving a big speech. While as Oliver, he should be pissed, Amell couldn't stop laughing. "He's great, super-professional, really good actor, and an element to the show we haven't had before," he added. "Season 3, adding somebody like Brandon and adding the Hong Kong element to the flashbacks, it's important. It keeps everything fresh."
Check out the video for more from Stephen Amell. The "Arrow" actor discusses Canary, how he feels about the lack of an Emmy nomination for stunt coordination, Thea's metaphorical "graduation" – and flashbacks! – and what he's hoping to see from Oliver one day. (Hint: Tony Stark is mentioned.)
"Arrow" season 3 premieres Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on the CW.