ARROW's Colton Haynes On Suiting Up As Arsenal

Could Arrow's Roy Harper bypass suiting up as Speedy and jump straight to Arsenal? Colton Haynes weighs in. "..I've seen the costumes for all of the possibilities, whether it be Red Arrow, Speedy or Arsenal..."

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By Mark Julian - 12/13/2013
After the events of the Arrow mid-season finale, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) seems well on his way to becoming a superhero in his own right. But which one? The character started out as Green Arrow's sidekick "Speedy" before going by "Arsenal" and then "Red Arrow". Could Roy leapfrog being Speedy on Arrow and start his vigilante career in Starling City as Arsenal? Talking to CBR, Haynes stated, "I am looking forward to it, if it happens. That would be incredible. But I am a little nervous about it. Luckily, as we've all seen, I've gotten to keep my clothes on this season, which I'm so excited about, especially after Thanksgiving. But I've seen the costumes for all of the possibilities, whether it be Red Arrow, Speedy or Arsenal, and they're quite revealing! [Laughs] So I'm going to do my best to bribe Greg [Berlanti], Andrew [Kreisberg] and Marc [Guggenheim] and see if they can maybe make it so I won't have to be so scared to go to work in the cold every day."

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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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dukester9 - 12/13/2013, 3:09 AM
This show is incredible
nach1wan - 12/13/2013, 3:09 AM
did arsenal/red arrow/speedy have super strenght and else?
TheRealistStarLord - 12/13/2013, 3:16 AM
The dude that plays as Roy Harper looks like he is from a boy band...
Tyrus - 12/13/2013, 3:22 AM
Lol suiting up - this kid suits down for almost-sex scenes every episode :P
SoundWave - 12/13/2013, 3:33 AM
Speedy is ONLY Thea!!!!!!!!!!!

Roy must be Red Arrow or Arsenal.
Pasto - 12/13/2013, 4:10 AM
THIS is good news.
DCfan89 - 12/13/2013, 4:21 AM
red arrow or speedy would suffice... I'm just ready for it to happen already
RedArrow - 12/13/2013, 4:27 AM
Red Arrow ftw! hope we get to see Ollie take him under his wing at the end of this season or start of the next one, i'm not sure if he'll be called "speedy" though, i think it will just be Red Arrow, unless he loses his arm etc. and becomes Arsenal first.. anyway, cool news:)
SuperSomething616 - 12/13/2013, 4:53 AM
Revealing...i think he means form fitting...

THIS...

SHOW...

IS...

AWESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!
batcheeks8 - 12/13/2013, 4:56 AM
I think he's referring to the bare arms... which you won't hear me complain about.
batcheeks8 - 12/13/2013, 4:56 AM
Colton is hot, he actually looks a lot like the Young Justice Roy Harper.
StormLoganSummers - 12/13/2013, 5:27 AM
I would so do him!
soforizo - 12/13/2013, 5:31 AM
SyamAgsa14 - 12/13/2013, 3:16 AM
The dude that plays as Roy Harper looks like he is from a boy band.
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Can't get much closer than that. Stop hating on anything non-Marvel.
soforizo - 12/13/2013, 5:44 AM
This serum powered Roy reminds me of the story where he gets the mechanical arm upgrade.
Arrowhead77 - 12/13/2013, 5:47 AM
I trust the guys running the show! They will make it awesome I am sure!
Ineedrevelation - 12/13/2013, 5:47 AM
Diggle needs to be Arsenal. that is all
GetsugaTensho22 - 12/13/2013, 6:01 AM
He's a really good young actor and he's great for the role, but i guess i'm spoiled by the fact that Stephen Amell does all of his own stunts. If you analyse Roy's fight scenes, it's clear he uses a stunt double :/
I guess with that athletic body and build, he'd do at least some of them himself.
ibravosp5 - 12/13/2013, 6:03 AM
He says, "I'm looking forward to it, if it happens." I hope he's jus doing a cover up or something about him becoming red arrow or Arsenal for the surprise torwards fans. Because "if" sounds like he hasn't even read a script on becoming his sidekick. Right now he's just at the "John Blake" type route.
barisax - 12/13/2013, 6:18 AM
Has anyone else had the thought that they may be going for a "Batman-esque" team, and have Roy be Arsenal, and Thea take up the mantle of Speedy, since its already her nickname, or even become Artemis?
TelaVizion - 12/13/2013, 6:18 AM
For all you fans, just make sure you wish/pray that he stays on the show. He left Teen Wolf right when his character finally became a wolf.
TelaVizion - 12/13/2013, 6:19 AM
Plus this guy has no problem being shirtless... Between Teen Wolf and his "early modeling stuff", he's used to it.
User1134 - 12/13/2013, 6:26 AM
Great Show, Keep It Up, I Do Wanna See Barry Show A Little Bit Of His Speed Though, But, Yeah, Sidekick Junkie Is Cool Too,LOL!
cfho83 - 12/13/2013, 6:40 AM
Damn guys, look at the stages of this character to see whom he will portray.
1. Thea is nicknamed speedy so x
2. He was red arrow being a street snitch :)
3. Prone to guns, when thea wigged out :)
4. Met and got shot by his hero:)
5. Told ollie he had his own friends and resources without him:)
6. Has street snitch syn, that knows how to get info weapons like roy:)
7. Got injected with solider serum...solider:)
8. Mad at arrow for shooting him, so he isnt a fanboy anymore:)
9. He has powers, and will more than likely train under slade until he realizes slade is responsible for the crazy deaths in the glades. Will still an arsenal and help ollie his own way.
How can you guys not see this and wish for b.s. roy has been all of his incarnations, just differently. The arrow he kept was red......im done, cant talk logic to sheep
Rokyn - 12/13/2013, 6:45 AM
Guy sounds and looks like Red Arrow from Young Justice. I still can't believe the perfect casting.
cfho83 - 12/13/2013, 6:45 AM
The hell with you grammar heads, so yes I meant to spell steal, instead of still. Damn, be a grammar professor if it means that much to you. Most of us are speed typing on a tablet or smartphone, we cant sit in from of a monitor all day, we WORK, THIS IS JUST A HOBBY, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND
jumpingtheshark - 12/13/2013, 7:26 AM
@cfho83

While I do agree that you should work on your grammar all of your points make complete and obvious sense.
ThomCreed - 12/13/2013, 7:45 AM
More shirtless Amell, Colton, diggle and Grant Gustin
BeyondTheGrave - 12/13/2013, 7:48 AM
hmmm...it's not clear where their going to go, not sure if I'm comforted by this or not...let's cut off his arm and give him a bionic one for good measure.
Nomis - 12/13/2013, 7:49 AM
@ soforizo - Great comparison.

I always love the code name: Arsenal.



Just don't give him that stupid trucker cap liek he has in the Outsiders.
CaptainAmerica - 12/13/2013, 7:58 AM
I'm pretty sure he's going to be Speedy first. After almost a year of not hearing anyone call Thea Speedy, Oliver did it on the last episode.
Tevii - 12/13/2013, 8:00 AM
As much as I DYING to see Arsenal, he needs to be Red Arrow or Speedy first. Then later Arsenal.

I have a feeling he will get addicted to the drug, since he's supposed to be a heroin addict. Thats when he'll be Red Arrow... Then when he kicks the habit he changes his ID to Arsenal..

And NO Diggle should never be Aresenal. he SHOULD be someone original since he is an awesome character
jphoenix666 - 12/13/2013, 8:03 AM
I think he should be Speedy first. I don't care if that's Oliver's "sisters" nickname. Point being, he needs to graduate to Arsenal when he joins the Suicide Squad & then he will be worthy of the Red Arrow name once he joins the Justice League... whenever the hell that happens. But it shouldn't happen know. Not at least until Ollie calls himself Green Arrow first.
JokerEl - 12/13/2013, 8:05 AM
Arrow is the best show on television rightnow. Everyone go watch it!
BlackIceJoe - 12/13/2013, 9:03 AM
I think it is going to be Arsenal. After watching the newest episode I am thinking that one over Red Arrow. I also think they are setting up Thea to become Speedy because in the show that name keeps being brought up.

One thing I hope that happens is some how Shado survived. In the comics she played a bigger part and I want to see what they could do with her character.
Shaggy - 12/13/2013, 11:19 AM
call him Red Arrow, so they can start calling Ollie Green Arrow
boom
Jer3miah - 12/13/2013, 1:28 PM
I see some of you are slow on why he said he doesn't wanna suit down. He was referring to the Canadian cold where they film at. Who wants light clothing in zero degree temperature?
TheCaptain - 12/13/2013, 3:43 PM
SPOILER SPOILER
I wonder what they are going to do about Roy's current Super Strength situation. The mid-season finale was spectacular, and the Slade Wilson reveal and Flash's origin were so awesome! I had a feeling in Season 2 they would introduce super powers. Looks like my prediction was right. I'm glad this show grew on me.
Tevii - 12/14/2013, 1:55 AM
Splenda- "call him Red Arrow, so they can start calling Ollie Green Arrow
boom"

Simple, yet brilliant
csullivan02914 - 12/14/2013, 4:01 PM
Technically nobody in Starling City is yet calling Oliver "Arrow" never mind "Green Arrow". So it doesn't make much sense that Roy would be "Red Arrow" to differentiate himself from "Arrow" since there is no "Arrow" yet. So I'm thinking he'll be Arsenal, although I was holding out hope that Diggle would end up being Arsenal while Roy would skip straight to "Red Arrow" and Thea would be "Speedy" in more of a support role back in the Arrow Cave.
Guido - 12/15/2013, 10:16 AM
Red Arrow makes the most sense in the show. If the Arrow star being accompanied by another archer dressed in red he is likely to be known as the Red Arrow
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