ARROW Season 3 <font color= red>SPOILERS</font>

Now that the season finale finally is behind us, TVLine was able to briefly chat with the cast of Arrow to discuss the possibilities of next season. Check it out!

WHO WILL FOLLOW IN SLADE WILSON’S BOOTSTEPS? Arrow lead Stephen Amell knows — but declined to identify – who the Big Bad for Season 3 will be, though he did allow this much about Oliver’s next adversary: Whereas Slade was “omnipresent,” “I don’t think that will necessarily be the case in Season 3,” he offered. “It’s going to be a little bit different than in Season 2.”

WHAT IS MALCOLM’S PLAN FOR THEA? Already miffed with her brother Oliver and freshly betrayed by boyfriend Roy’s crimefighting secrets, Thea was last seen fleeing town in her newly discovered dad’s limo. John Barrowman — who has been promoted to a series regular for Season 3 — suspects that Malcolm Merlyn will “groom” his little girl for a greater and assuredly nefarious purpose, so that she may do right (meaning wrong) by those who dissed her. “He’s got to train her to be a powerhouse, to be a tough bitch,” Barrowman theorizes. “She’s tough now, but she’s got to be tougher.” (The actor’s other big wish for Season 3: less claustrophobic Dark Archer duds. “I’ve already said to [exec producer] Andrew Kreisberg, ‘I want an ouftit like Stephen [Amell]‘s, but in black.’”)

IS LAUREL OFFICIALLY ON TRACK TO TAKE OVER AS CANARY? Especially with little sis Sara rejoining Nyssa and the League of Assassins, and after that significant gifting of a leather jacket? “What do you think?” Katie Cassidy responds with a big smile, adding: “I do think the torch has been passed. I get that feeling, and I think everybody else gets that feeling.” Perhaps just to be prepared, the actress — who just weeks ago was quite evasive on the topic — affirms that she already is amping up her workout regimen. Brandishing an impressive bare bicep for us, she boasted, “Check this out! Hel-lo!”
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ThedamnBatman - 5/20/2014, 3:39 PM
THis is officially BJ's day ;)
MrBlackJack - 5/20/2014, 3:41 PM
Yes Pimp, I gotta get it out first, then edit it.
Klone - 5/20/2014, 3:43 PM
Kill Thea.
KingOnslaught - 5/20/2014, 3:43 PM
Great job on all the articles today BlackJack
MrCBM56 - 5/20/2014, 3:45 PM
Shouldn't have read... but I agree with Klone. Weakest part of the epic season finale.
MrCBM56 - 5/20/2014, 3:48 PM
Nice job today MrBlackJack. Drinks on me tonight... But I'll be damned if I'm going to a bar in Detroit. So... Yeah, no drinks tonight. Sorry man.
MrBlackJack - 5/20/2014, 3:52 PM
supes123 - 5/20/2014, 3:52 PM
i have a feeling thea's becoming chesire, or they mite even pull her off as artehmis
Batman52 - 5/20/2014, 3:58 PM
Guess what Laurel is gonna be Black Canary.
ThePresidentGaming - 5/20/2014, 4:00 PM
Sin will be Cheshire.

Sin is Sarah's best friend. Cheshire has affiliations with the

League of Assassins. Roy & Sin together in Starling.

ThePresidentGaming - 5/20/2014, 4:03 PM
I hate the possibility of Laurel becoming Black Canary.

Sarah is perfect for Black Canary.

[frick] Laurel. Sarah is the Canary.
Vegeta - 5/20/2014, 4:14 PM
Yes! I'm glad Laurel is embracing her destiny. Bring on Season 3!

Gyasiman - 5/20/2014, 4:51 PM
There were really no spoilers in here.
batmanvsuperman - 5/20/2014, 4:54 PM
Love this show but Sarah is the bc..what destiny laurel not the canary not even in the comics her name is so keep sarah
DarthMauve - 5/20/2014, 4:55 PM

Go away, you and your linked crap are not welcome here.
BANE5000 - 5/20/2014, 4:56 PM
There a question that has been bugging me since seeing the season finale...Now we know that Amanda Waller takes Oliver off the island for next season...Did Waller also take Slade off the island as well?

Slade never revealed how he himself got off the island, Who's to say she didnt rescue both of them after their fight on the AMAZO and just didnt tell either one the other is alive.

Also if he's off the island, why does Oliver get shipped back?

We know from the pilot episode Oliver is back on the island, maybe whatever Waller has planned to use Oliver for fails, he gets shipped back and she uses Slade who somehow betrays and escapes Waller and begins his plans for taking out Oliver when its revealed he's alive and home.
BANE5000 - 5/20/2014, 4:58 PM
Im hoping that Merlyn just doesn't train and turn Thea into a dark bad ass version of Speedy...I'm actually hoping he trains her to become Roy's love interest from the comics, none other than Cheshire :D
Vegeta - 5/20/2014, 5:10 PM

You're quite clearly mistaken, or just unknowledgable, because Dinah Laurel Lance is Black Canary in the comics, and in the comics, there is no Sara Lance.
SoundWave - 5/20/2014, 5:10 PM
Thea must became Speedy!!!
FightingCommander - 5/20/2014, 5:16 PM
@BANE, Slade did talk about that this season. Oliver asked him, and he said he swam back, as difficult as that was for someone with super-strength.
DrunkenNukem - 5/20/2014, 5:16 PM
great show..

season 3 will be better than season 2...

Knightrider - 5/20/2014, 5:51 PM
It is difficult to say who will be a villain seeing as no one is off limits, maybe Bane using the Knightfall storyline in the Arrow-verse, where he is being put through a new test every week.

If no villain was off limit, then I would go for someone who is maybe who doesn't want to destroy the city nor has a connection to Oliver and the Island. I guess Ra's would fit the bill, however I would go for someone like Anarchy. It allows for a Joker type villain someone who is just doing stuff, and perhaps fighting for the 1 per cent.

Howeve, this is all dependant on how far they will be pushing super powers. Maybe we will get an Arrow version of Dr. Strange
soforizo - 5/20/2014, 7:01 PM
Not digging the Laurel bit. At all. I'll wait to see what actually happens though.
BANE5000 - 5/20/2014, 7:23 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot he said that...But im sure there was more to it, he probably said that to sound more badd ass lol
BANE5000 - 5/20/2014, 7:25 PM

I was so hoping to hear Nyssa tell Oliver " now u owe Ras Al Ghul a debt " for helping him with Slade and his army and having Ras collect his debt in Season 3
InsideMan - 5/20/2014, 7:51 PM
List of possible season 3 villians: Anarchy may be possible, the son of the Joker and a brilliant inventor and hacker. Brick, the infamous crimelord in Starling, dont know if they will add his superpowers (impenetrable skin and super strength). Oliver's crazy half-sister (Robert Queen's kid) from China, Emiko Queen, trained assassin. Komodo is another copycat archer with an personal agenda. Cupid, a female anti-hero who kills off Green Arrow's enemies because she literally obsessed and loves Green Arrow (Arrow accidentally killed her abusive husband via stray arrow LOL!) Thea as Cheshire??
BlackIceJoe - 5/20/2014, 9:12 PM
I really don't care about Laurel becoming Black Canary. But I think the real interesting thing will be where they take the character of Thea. I can see her becoming one of the fan favorites. Right now she isn't good but I can see with the training from her dad Malcom Merlyn she could become cool.
DCfan638 - 5/20/2014, 9:43 PM
My problem is, Oliver is supposed to be isolated from society for 3 years while on the island, according to the comics. 1st problem: they make it 5 years. 2nd: he meets people and makes friends. 3rd: he rejoins society?? Whaaat? How did Amanda Waller even know he had special skills?

3 years of isolation has a very different psychological effect than whatever is happening in these flashbacks. In the series pilot back in 2012, it is clear that he has been on the island, by himself, for ages. Like, he should be Tales of the Black Freighter insane by the end of the flashbacks when he returns to society. Of course that won’t happen, but….

But I freaking love this show anyway!!! Season 2 was epic and I can’t wait to see what they do with Arsenal and Thea in season 3. Not so excited about Laurel Canary, but I’ve been expecting it.
DCfan638 - 5/20/2014, 9:44 PM
Also, someone was wondering how Slade got off the island. Sometime around episode 16 I think, Slade tells Oliver he swam off the island, like the bad ass he is.
BANE5000 - 5/21/2014, 12:33 AM
Make Thea into Cheshire instead of Seedy :D
Floke - 5/21/2014, 3:16 AM
@AxeEffect: It is BJs-day?? Wow! *start unzipping pants* wait.. ohhh.. now I get it.. Well gee.. am my face red.
codydriscollsrightarm - 5/21/2014, 5:54 AM
I'd prefer Thea to be Speedy than Cheshire. Loved S02, epic stuff.
Supafairy - 5/23/2014, 9:54 AM
@Alpha, I agree. Although I would prefer that Sarah STAYS black canary. I'm not sure how I feel about Laurel. I find her....annoying.

I also think Thea should rather become Artemis. Sin will make an awesome Cheshire. Love her character and would love to see more of her, plus I think her and Roy work better together than him and Thea.

I am hoping that they introduce Hal Jordan in this series at some point, we need an Arrow/Lantern team up. But that is just wishful thinking.

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