‘Arrow’ Gets It’s Arsenal In Gear. Colton Haynes To Return In Season 7 As Series Regular.
Good news Colton Haynes fans. Arsenal/Roy Harper, who made a brief return to ‘Arrow‘ in last week’s episode, will be back for as a series regular in Season 7 it has been announced. *WARNING* some spoilers for last week and this week’s ‘Arrow’ in this article…
Up until last week, Arsenal had been missing from the Arrowverse after masqueraded as the Green Arrow and faking his death in Season 3, leaving his suit to Thea who goes on to become “Speedy”. The character returned briefly in last week’s episode, which saw Roy and Thea reunited after Roy is captured by corrupt cops trying to get him to snitch on Ollie and out him as Arrow. Now he’s set to make a more permanent return next season.
“We’re very fortunate and excited to welcome back Colton to Arrow,” commented exec producers Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle in a statement. “While we’ve always enjoyed Colton’s returns to the show, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him return as a proper series regular – and we’re very excited about all the creative opportunities Roy Harper’s return affords us.”
As has been widely reported, Willa Holland will be leaving the show this season, as Thea goes off with Roy and Nyssa al Ghul to destroy a bunch of newly discovered Lazarus Pits. Bringing Haynes back as Arsenal seems to be a good way of filling that void, although, it’s going to be interesting to see, storywise, how the justify separating Thea and Roy again.
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