With ‘Arrow‘ and the ‘The Flash‘ now having wrapped their seasons, fan speculation and rumors about what will happen to both of the titular heroes in the fall is running rampant, in many ways spurred on by interviews with the cast and producers, and what they know about the upcoming season. The former Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, recently spoke on many of these questions while on the red carpet, with his answers written out below:
On the Oliver/Felicity romance continuing:
“I think that’s the plan. As we know on our show, nothing bad ever happens when people are super happy” [smiles coyly].
What he knew about the end of Season 3, and Oliver leaving Starling City:
“I knew that was how it was going to end last year at this time. They had a real plan this year. I didn’t know I was going to die in the middle of the season, but I knew that [Oliver and Felicity] was the plan. I think it’s a real cool opportunity for our show to transition toward something else. No pun intended.”
On the show’s season 4 plans:
“I don’t know, I have no sense. I had a real good sense outta [season] 1 into 2, and outta 2 into 3; I know nothing about season 4. I know a little bit about the flashbacks; actually, I know the whole flashback story. But in terms of present day, I don’t know. Roy sacrificed himself (he outed himself as the Arrow), so if I were to recreate the suit and go out, it would undo all of the sacrifice that he made. So the Arrow persona – for better or for worse – it can’t exist anymore.”
On whether Oliver will create a GREEN Arrow costume to replace the old:
“I mean would that do it? We’ll see” [Smiling].
And lastly, on how involved Damien Darhk is with season 4:
“Safe to say we’ll hear that name again. H.I.V.E. Damian Dark. Coast City – all that good stuff.”
We were also treated to a full statement from executive producer Marc Guggenheim who made it clear that while Season 4 of ‘Arrow’ will be taking a lighter tone than the darkness of Season 3, the show will not change that drastically, as ‘Arrow’ is just naturally a lot darker than sister show ‘The Flash.” Here’s the full statement:
“[Season 4] will take a lighter tone. That’s pretty much the only thing I say without spoiling it. We’ve been working for about a month now in the writer’s room, talking about season 4, and I think that one thing we all collectively understood was season 3 beginning with Sara’s death, because it’s the death of a major character in the show, it set the tone for the remainder of the season. And I’m not the least bit apologetic for that tone. I happen to like dark and I like the fact that Arrow is a pretty dark show particularly for a network show. That said, every year you want to mix things up and there was sort of a collective desire on all our parts to try to inject a little bit more lightness into the show, a little but more humor. It’s not going to radically change. The show’s still going to be the show but in terms of tone, we’re coming off a very, very hard season for all of our characters. We wanted to try to mix it up a little bit.”
What do you think? Will Oliver finally fulfill his destiny and become the Green Arrow, as foreshadowed in the finale when Thea started calling herself the RED Arrow? Will Olicity survive the season, or will Oliver come full circle and realize his true feelings for Laurel as in the comic books? Will you enjoy ‘Arrow’ more with some levity involved? Let us know in the comments below!