Arrow Reveals Roy Harper's Rosy New Look As Arsenal

By Nick Venable 5 months ago discussion comments
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Whoíd have thought that an event like Comic-Con 2014 would bring about comic-related news? In fact, Iím sure thereís a whole arsenal of news weaponry thatÖ Yeah, so speaking of Arsenal, we now have our first clear look at the DC comic heroís updated costume as it will appear in Season 3 of the CWís Arrow. In case you guys thought alter ego Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) would have a change of heart about his color of choice, donít worry. Heís redder than Slade Wilsonís blood.

Arsenal is sticking with the red hoodie attire that has worked so well for these guys in the past, although this one looks like itís ready for some wear and tear. Itís no Batsuit, of course, but itís a more hero-worthy outfit than the drab winter hoodie he was wearing before. The mask doesnít seem to be drastically altered. Hopefully itís got some kind of a gadget attachment on it somewhere. While I dig the shiny transition from red to black and the novelty of the multiple clasps, Iím wondering about all of the character's knives and other weapons. I get it if they donít want to give him a gun like he had in some of the comics, but all we see here are a bunch of arrows. (Unless those are arrow-looking blades in his pants.)

Still, heís probably only just transitioning into the Arsenal persona, so itís possible heíll take a little time to develop his weapons throughout Season 3. Itíd be more interesting to watch him get used to becoming a physically-gifted fighter, logically creating weapons that serve as substitutions for his lost powers. OrÖmaybe heíll just use a super-polished bow and arrow. Or maybe heís wearing a huge backpack full of bazookas that we canít see. I feel like Iím being taken away by the speculation train.

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For those wondering where Arrow is going to go in Season 3, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg recently shared with EW a few details about the villain for next season. Not who it actually is or anything, but rather his similar take on life as the Arrow, and how enveloped in personal identity their antagonism will be. Can Oliver Queen and the Arrow co-exist in a world where each is making the otherís life more difficult?

Arrow premieres its Season 3 on Wednesday, October 8, preceded by the series debut of The Flash on Tuesday night. The two series will meet for what looks to be an epic crossover around eight or nine episodes in. Expect to find Arsenal and the Flash comparing red costumes.
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