ARROW's Colton Haynes Getting A Costume Soon?

That's the news in the latest scoop from E! Online who says that Colton's Roy Harper may be closer to joining Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey) in the Arrow cave than viewers think.

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By Mark Julian - 11/19/2013
If you've been keeping up with the second season of Arrow (of course you have, it's awesome!) you know that a fledgling partnership between Harper (Haynes) and The Arrow (Stephen Amell) has already been formed. But according to E! Online, Roy Harper is very close to not only discovering Arrow's true identity but suiting up and fighting alongside the vigilante as well. Haynes himself told E!, "[Roy's] getting really busy still trying to find Arrow, but at the same time, he is slowly starting to find out who the Arrow is and that it could possibly be Oliver." The entertainment tv network adds, "…combine that tease with Haynes' super-secret fitting coming up and it seems like Team Arrow may have another full-fledged member on its hands soon." But which look will the Arrow showrunners use as inspiration for Haynes' costume? Around since 1941, Green Arrow's sidekick "Speedy" has undergone numerous costume changes in those 70+ years. That's no surprise as the character is a pastiche of Batman sidekick Robin. And just as the first Boy Wonder grew up and changed his name to Nightwing, so to did Speedy transform into Arsenal. Will Haynes' costume take inspiration from his Speedy garments, Arsenal reinvention, or other iterations from down years past?

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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: (Season Two) October 9th, 2013
MPAA Rating: Tv-14
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Byron Mann, Colin Donnell, Colin Salmon, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Roger R. Cross and Willa Holland
Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Characters: George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)

"After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine."
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DEVLIN712 - 11/19/2013, 9:14 AM
Colton Haynes is probably my least favourite character on the show. I'm sure it ain't his fault but the character isn't great, he's got the personality of a brick
Nomis - 11/19/2013, 9:14 AM
Always loved the code name: Arsenal

Moohika - 11/19/2013, 9:17 AM
I don't think he'll be Speedy because that's what they are using as Thea's nickname. Arsenal's costume is Young Justice is pretty cool.
SWelch - 11/19/2013, 9:17 AM
I don't see Oliver suiting him up any time soon at least not with him being trained. Right now Roy has no real fighting skills none at least enough to go up against some of the people Ollie faces.

I would like to to see Roy find out who Ollie is or Ollie tell him and then maybe in season 3 we see him get a costume.
DEVLIN712 - 11/19/2013, 9:17 AM
Nomis
Really hope they go with a suit like that, please don't use the hat. It would be one of the only costumes I wouldn't mind then altering
Nomis - 11/19/2013, 9:21 AM
@ DEVLIN712 - I agree.

That Truck driver's hat in the New 52 look is just stupid.
Thundersho55 - 11/19/2013, 9:22 AM
Its probably going to be Red Arrow. A couple of times they've hinted at it, from his red arrow on the side of the club to contact Oliver, to the bus he saved in the finale being the Red Arrow route
MarkJulian - 11/19/2013, 9:23 AM
Can he even shoot a bow yet is my question.
DrRockit13 - 11/19/2013, 9:28 AM
I don't think we will get SpeedyRedArrowArsenal as long as Diggle is in the picture. Why would he need a sidekick if he has Diggle?
GizmoEl - 11/19/2013, 9:28 AM
I think Dig should take on the identity of Arsenal and Roy should become Red Arrow. But I don't see how that could happen since Ollie's name is Arrow right now. So it would be odd to have Arrow and Red Arrow.. Plus Roy can't even use Arrows yet.

The one thing that I think they should address on the show is Digg's assistance. I love that Green Arrow has backup, but what's the point of having a secret identity if you're backup doesn't even hide their identity. Digg's face was in plain site of China White and could've been spotted by so many others. He definitely needs some sort of mask to protect himself and Oliver.
GizmoEl - 11/19/2013, 9:31 AM
I think Roy's role right now shouldn't change much. Put him in costume, but have him take on lowlevel thugs for information etc. I wouldn't want him to tag along with Ollie on the big fights. That's Digg's job.
JorEllinator - 11/19/2013, 9:31 AM
Good. I want more costumes in this show.
MarkJulian - 11/19/2013, 9:33 AM
@GizmoEl I could totally see Felicity dubbing them Green Arrow and Red Arrow.

"Oh,well, you're wearing all red and you're in all green so how bout Red Arrow and Green Arrow. It's either that or Arrow and Arrow Jr."

charlie2094 - 11/19/2013, 9:35 AM
Imagine it'll be more along the lines of Red Arrow. They've been tying Red to Roy for quite a while (the arrows, hoody etc) and given that they're moving Ollie towards being the Green Arrow proper, makes the most sense to me. They may not call themselves that, maybe just using "green" and "red" as codenames whilst they're out, but I think that's the way to go, give Roy a red costume

Agree they need to address Diggle, was a bit confused as to why Diggle made no attempt to hide his face against China White and in other situations, so maybe they'll try to develop him as some version of Arsenal

Didn''t expect this so soon, in a way, didn't really expect until the end of Season 2, with Season 3 seeing them work together proper, but I guess there are like 22 episodes, so to save it for the whole season might be a stretch
Rokyn - 11/19/2013, 9:36 AM
Colton Haynes is a perfect Roy Harper! Great actor and great character. He's the Red Arrow of Young Justice but in live action! AWESOMENESS :D
Tevii - 11/19/2013, 9:39 AM
They need to start with Sppedy, but quickly move to Arsenal.

If they kill Thea, then maybe Oliver and Roy choose the name Speedy to honor her memory.
ctsketch - 11/19/2013, 9:40 AM
Maybe they will kill Thea's annoying butt and he will adopt Speedy in remembrance of her
BlackIceJoe - 11/19/2013, 9:42 AM
I hope he will use the name Arsenal but I think it is going to be Red Arrow instead. I do wonder if Thea Queen will become an archer some day too. I know they hinted to the name Speedy with her but I wonder if they would go with the name Arrowette instead. The reason I say that is because Arrowette has always been the name for the female archer Cissie King-Jones and Speedy for Roy Harper. So I could see them not using Cissie but Thea instead.
Minghagz - 11/19/2013, 9:51 AM
I like him as Roy, he does a good job.

Everytime I see him though, he reminds me of Rob Van Winkle AKA Vanilla Ice from the early 90s / late 80s


GizmoEl - 11/19/2013, 9:59 AM
I wonder if they'll ever introduce Mia to the show. I like that they brought her in smallville but hated that it went absolutely nowhere. The girl they chose wasn't too bad. Maybe they can tweak her story around and bring her on to the show as Speedy.
venomvsspidey11 - 11/19/2013, 10:01 AM
Can some one post this here already. http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/11/19/arrow-oliver-mask-photos/
Wingding - 11/19/2013, 10:37 AM
This is from the description of episode 8: " Sin asks Roy for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea not only encourages him to help, but joins the search. Unfortunately, Sin’s friend is connected to Brother Blood, and their search ultimately gets one of them seriously injured."

I doubt Sin will be injured because we've already seen her in the hospital once, and I doubt the writers will go down that path again so soon after it just happened.
I'm thinking that this episode will be pivotal for Roy. Either A) the person who gets "seriously injured" is Roy himself, and his arm gets all messed up like in the comics, or B) the person who gets hurt is Thea, and this pushes Roy even further down the path towards Red Arrow.

Side thought: I could totally see Oliver and Roy, when they team up, using the code names "Green" and "Red" over their comm device when fighting crime.

Roy: "Red to Green, the assassins have been neutralized. How should I proceed? Over"

Jarvisjackrabbit - 11/19/2013, 10:51 AM
Damn, Minghagz, I'm not gonna' be able to look at him the same way now. He's a dead ringer for Mr. Van Winkle.
Nomis - 11/19/2013, 11:13 AM
@ Minghagz - LOL!!!

Now I'm never going to look at him and not hear "Ice Ice Baby" in my head. :)

Milling - 11/19/2013, 11:38 AM
the arrow cave, or as harley quinn says, the quiver
DEVLIN712 - 11/19/2013, 11:42 AM
NewMutants
I'd love that design, not sure about how the sleeveless would come off on screen
Ineedrevelation - 11/19/2013, 11:43 AM
UMMMM!!! What the hell!?!

When's Diggle getting the Arsenal costume!?!!!!!

We need this now dammit!!!

He actually has army special forces experience!
Minghagz - 11/19/2013, 11:44 AM
@Jarvisjackrabbit - Not going to lie, I chuckle to myself every Wed night when I see him on the small screen. Still think he does a great job though! Lol.

@Nomis - Lol, I listen to that prior to the show to pump myself up for the new episode every Wed night.
TheBaroness89 - 11/19/2013, 11:48 AM
Diggle is a way bigger bad ass and he doesn't get a costume. Until Roy is trained and able to not get his ass handed to him then he shouldn't get anything but a red hoodie and jeans. Right now I believe he would have problems fighting Thea let alone people like China White and Bronze Tiger.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 11/19/2013, 11:56 AM
Just so long as he wears the iconic trucker cap.

Wait, did I say iconic? I meant gaytarded. There's not enough heroin on Earth to justify that look.
CouchTater - 11/19/2013, 12:13 PM
I can see him getting a red suit similar to Oliver's with no code name at first. The press doesn't know what to call him. "It was that Arrow dude" "Which one the red one or green one?" They then get nicknamed Green Arrow and Red Arrow.Diggle can become Arsenal or roy can switch to that name later. Speedy can be a nickname Thea uses for Roy.
Space - 11/19/2013, 12:25 PM
needs the Young Justice look

BlackIceJoe - 11/19/2013, 12:30 PM
@TheBloodOwl

Speaking of Young Justice the game Young Justice: Legacy comes out today.
Nomis - 11/19/2013, 12:39 PM
@ Minghagz - LOL!

GranGoose - 11/19/2013, 12:40 PM
I want a costume for Diggle too.
grifdeadpoolteabag - 11/19/2013, 1:46 PM
Don't care, let's see the Flash costume.
Interestein - 11/19/2013, 1:56 PM
@TheBloodOwl, that's my favourite version but it's too similar to Hawkeye.
fortycals - 11/19/2013, 2:42 PM
Didn't diggle have a costume in the bronze tiger episode. It was you typical ninjaswat gear.
MarkJulian - 11/19/2013, 3:38 PM
Diggle just needs a baklava and he's good.
DrStampe17 - 11/19/2013, 3:45 PM
Should save that for Season 3. It's cool if he's part of the team and finds out Ollie's identity, but I think it would be too soon to have him in an outfit.

Or perhaps Ollie and Black Canary can train him together? I hope she stays on as part of the team. She had some great episodes. I want to see more of her.
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