Stephen Amell didn’t have much time to relax at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con. Not only was the Arrow star busy promoting his own series, Amell also was the master of ceremonies at Warner Bros. Television Presents A Night of DC Entertainment and introduced the Comic Con audience to new DC shows that will premiere this fall. But despite his busy Comic Con schedule, Amell did have time to sit down and talk about the upcoming third season of the popular The CW series, providing the scoop on what’s in store for fans of the show.
Because of the success of Arrow, there are now five shows based on DC Comics included in the primetime lineup. Amell’s proud of that and he’s happy to now be completely comfortable in Oliver Queen’s skin after playing the character for two seasons. “Very much so. Yeah,” said Amell. “I mean, Green Arrow’s been around since 1941 and a lot of people have had a much longer relationship with that character than I have. But for me, whatever representation of Green Arrow I want to be involved in. I feel as though that whole universe, the whole Green Arrow universe, that we’ve really taken ownership of it and that’s important to me.”
Amell also said that at the beginning of season three we’ll find Team Arrow in a very good place, working together as a cohesive unit. However, Amell cautioned not to get used to that. “As we know on the show when things are good, that means they’re going to get really bad really fast,” said Amell. “It’s an interesting thing for Oliver. The dynamic that’s different is that Diggle has a kid…or is about to have a kid. Oliver goes through a few things… In the pilot Oliver sees a version of himself that he doesn’t like, literally, and that changes his opinion on what he’s willing to risk.”
Check out the rest of our interview with Stephen Amell conducted at Comic Con:
-By Rebecca Murray
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