SDCC 2014: Arrow’s Colton Haynes Talks Roy/Thea Relationship, Easter Eggs and More

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One of the biggest characters in the entire Green Arrow mythology has and always will be, Roy Harper, known as Speedy/Red Arrow/Arsenal and on CW’s hit show Arrow, the magnificent actor Colton Haynes portrays that character with grace.

Last Saturday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con, TVOvermind was able to participate in roundtables at the Arrow press junket with other reporters and we got to ask Haynes a couple of questions of what is in store for Roy in season 3 as he is now suiting up himself, as Arsenal. The questions below are the ones that TVO specifically asked Haynes during the roundtable.

TVOvermind’s Andy Behbakht: Let’s say that in Thea would want to get back with Roy, would he be open to get back together with her or is he at this point to heartbroken after what she did to him in the finale, to even consider it?

Colton Haynes: I think Roy realized what he did was messed up and he lied to her, atop of her family line too and stuff. I think Roy would really want to salvage the relationship with her, I think at the beginning of the season he is starting to realize that he can’t keep hiding from the fact that she is gone.

He has tried to make himself busy to try not think about her. But he finally comes to the realization that he needs to start figure out a way to apologize to her in a way, IF he can find her.    

TVO: I do hope you guys get back together because it’s a nice relationship.

Haynes: Oh I love the relationship; there is so much fun to do. We shot this cool emotional scene, really fast and it ended up being really cool in the finale.

TVO: On the subject of the Mirakuru, he did some nasty things last year when it was in his system, is that something that is going to haunt him throughout the season or is it something that he has resolved within himself?

Haynes: No one has told Roy yet because in that last scene with Felicity, I was basically out cold and she was like “yeah, you were out cold”. So no one has told Roy yet that he is basically a cop-killer, that he killed two cops. Eventually that’s going to come out and how that affects Roy, we don’t know yet, I haven’t read that far. Roy is going to have to deal with the repercussions of that and who knows what it is going to be, I actually don’t know.

TVO: Are we going to see any more hints towards some of the major comic events that Roy has gone through, like losing an arm or getting a baby? 

Haynes: I have asked some of that to Marc [Guggenheim], Andrew [Kreisberg], about the drug addiction aspect, the Cheshire character and the losing an arm part. I don’t think we are going to see him losing an arm in at least the next few seasons, definitely because it’s probably a little bit too difficult, but I can say that are going to be some people from Roy’s past coming that everyone will know in the comic world.

Stay tuned for more interviews with the cast and show-runners of Arrow here on TVOvermind!

Arrow kicks off its third season on Wednesday, October 8, 8/7c on The CW.

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