The CW will be presenting their hit series “Arrow” at the San Diego Comic-Con at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time and you can follow along below! Arrow series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, and John Barrowman — with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash”), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), and Andrew Kreisberg (“Fringe”) — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly anticipated third season.
You can read the archived version of our live blog below:
ComingSoon.net: Welcome to our live blog for the Arrow panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The panel should be starting at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time, so stay tuned.
Silas Lesnick: Hey everyone! Things should be starting in just a minute. They’re filtering in some of the line to take the place of THE ORIGINALS fans who just exited.
Spencer Perry-SHH: Are you all caught up on Arrow Silas?
Silas Lesnick: Definitely!
Comment From Borat
Are you guys doing Legendary tomorrow??
Spencer Perry-SHH: We will!
Comment From Beau
Whats the vibe in the room? Everyone pretty excited? Expectations… etc?
Silas Lesnick: Definitely some excited fans! A lot of ARROW cosplayers, too!
Comment From Rob Hawkins
Who is all expected on the panel again?
Silas Lesnick: We should be getting stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman
Silas Lesnick: That’s in addition to executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.
Comment From gabe
emily bett tweeted she won’t be there.
Spencer Perry-SHH: Booo she’s the best
Silas Lesnick: That’s too bad, but I bet we’ll get a lot of cool info regardless
Silas Lesnick: (She is pretty awesome.)
Silas Lesnick: I think the line has stopped, so I bet we’re just moments away from the start.
Silas Lesnick: Here we go! Moderator Damian Holbrook just took the stage.
Silas Lesnick: HUGE applause when he mentions that ARROW is The CW’s most watched show two years in a row.
Silas Lesnick: He’s promising that the cast is about to come out and reveal some major secrets!
Silas Lesnick: They’re doing a quick word about the second season blu-ray. No cast quite yet…
Silas Lesnick: They’re about to show a sneak peek! Be right back with a description!
Comment From Dan
will the sneak peek be available to public right after the panel?
Spencer Perry-SHH: It’s possible
Silas Lesnick: Wow! LOTS of cool stuff!
Silas Lesnick: Tons of action sequences. Roy in full-on red costume!
Silas Lesnick: Felicity and Oliver on a date together!
Silas Lesnick: Felicity on a table, wounded and not looking good
Silas Lesnick: Brandon Routh, introduced as a bidder on Queen Industries
Silas Lesnick: Felicity on the island? It’s kind of hard to tell
Silas Lesnick: A foot-race through an asian marketplace, in what looks like a flashback sequence
Comment From Becky
Anything about Laurel?
Silas Lesnick: Laurel is throughout the footage, but doesn’t have anything huge
Comment From Amy
Silas Lesnick: The cast just came out! They’re joking about Felicity being wounded.
Silas Lesnick: “It’s only a boo-boo,” they say.
Silas Lesnick: Giant applause for Barrowman! Kreisberg said he had to get John back because he’s such a big DOCTOR WHO fan.
Silas Lesnick: He said that John had to leave so he could come back even better, just like in WHO.
Silas Lesnick: They have season three fully mapped out
Silas Lesnick: Greg is teasing that we can all see their map of the season, holding up his phone.
Silas Lesnick: Of course, even on the monitors, it’s impossible to see a thing.
Silas Lesnick: Looks like the footage just went online! We’ll have it for you in just a second.
Spencer Perry-SHH: On it!
Silas Lesnick: Amell says that there were times in the first two seasons that the show was “even more important to me than it probably should have been”
Silas Lesnick: He’s really, really proud of what they’ve pulled together
Silas Lesnick: Amell says that he doesn’t think of show in seasons so much as he does in episodes
Silas Lesnick: The goal, he says, is to make every episode a little bit better than the last
Silas Lesnick: Holland and Haynes had to do their first kiss scene immediately after meeting for the first time.
Silas Lesnick: “She has amazing breath,” Haynes jokes.
Silas Lesnick: “Thea is going through something pretty crazy right now,” says Holland, “All I can say is that I’m hitting the gym a little bit.”
Spencer Perry-SHH: Here’s the trailer everyone!
Silas Lesnick: “The Thea that you saw in seasons one and season two is not coming back for season three,” she says.
Silas Lesnick: Ramsey will be developing Diggle’s fatherhood throughout the season.
Silas Lesnick: Queen doesn’t want him on the front line because of it.
Silas Lesnick: The moderator just asked Barrowman what the raunchiest thing he’s seen on set is.
Silas Lesnick: “If any one of you says anything’ he shouts at the rest of his cast, “I’ll murder you all!”
Silas Lesnick: Barrowman says that he hasn’t seen his scripts yet and is crazy excited to read them.
Silas Lesnick: He’s surprised that fans seem to know things even before he does.
Comment From Guest
That is the season 2 trailer
Spencer Perry-SHH: The first half is season 2 footage, the second half is all new stuff
Silas Lesnick: They’re being asked about the upcoming crossover with THE FLASH.
Silas Lesnick: That’s episode eight of both ARROW and THE FLASH. Both are airing as a two-hour event.
Silas Lesnick: “Everyone will get a little taste of each other,” says Kreisberg, before cringing and adding, “That sounds really bad.”
Silas Lesnick: Felicity will visit Central City in episode four, though
Comment From Barry Allen
Who’s having the most fun on the panel?
Silas Lesnick: I don’t think anyone in the world has more fun than John Barrowman
Silas Lesnick: Kreisberg is talking guest stars…
Silas Lesnick: He’s likening some of the new additions to when Faith joined BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER in the third season.
Silas Lesnick: They couldn’t use Ted Kord because there were “already other plans for him”.
Silas Lesnick: Routh’s Palmer will also be interested in Felicity
Silas Lesnick: The moderator is asking about the big date…
Silas Lesnick: Guggenheim says, “here’s a big spoiler…”
Silas Lesnick: “…they eat Italian.”
Silas Lesnick: Berlanti says that they’ll deal honestly with Oliver and Felicity’s feeling for one another.
Silas Lesnick: “Which I believe,” he says, “have always been genuine.”
Silas Lesnick: Amell is jealous of Hayne’s costume.
Silas Lesnick: “It’s really cool have the second best suit on the show now,” he jokes
Silas Lesnick: Barrowman says that he thinks a big part of his arc will be about how much control he can exert over Thea
Silas Lesnick: Barrowman says that he has the DC encyclopedia lying next to his bed.
Silas Lesnick: The moderator is asking for the best Oliver-as-Arrow voice impersonation.
Silas Lesnick: Unfortunately, they all agree that Emily does the best, so we can’t hear it.
Silas Lesnick: Kreisberg says that, while island flashbacks will be fewer, there are a number of things they’ve set up
Silas Lesnick: He says they didn’t want to just have a new wave of villains show up
Silas Lesnick: We’re going to see more Amanda Waller later in the season
Silas Lesnick: Willa was asked when Thea and Roy will share a scene together, but she’s not saying a thing.
Silas Lesnick: Guggenheim says that we’ll see the scene immediately after Thea enters the limo.
Silas Lesnick: “There’s no chance of him *deliberately* leaving the team,” Ramsey says of Diggle this season.
Silas Lesnick: Kreisberg says that it’s important to have people discover the characters’ identifies from time to time because it offers the chance for scenes where they can discuss their superhero lives with one another.
Comment From Barry Allen
Any word on the suicide squad?
Silas Lesnick: Ramsey joked that he’d go enlist, but that’s all so far.
Silas Lesnick: “I always fast-forward when it gets to Barrowman,” jokes Blackthorne when asked for his favorite Barrowman scene.
Silas Lesnick: Holland keeps leaning her head on Barrowman’s shoulder whenever their characters relationship comes up
Silas Lesnick: Now Ramsey is jokingly doing the same on Haynes’ shoulder
Silas Lesnick: Now they’re ALL leaning on each others’ shoulders 🙂
Silas Lesnick: Huge applause at the mention of Susanna Thompson, who they say they all miss greatly.
Silas Lesnick: Here come fan questions…
Silas Lesnick: “What superheroes would you like to see get their own shows or appear on yours?”
Silas Lesnick: Kreisberg says that DC has been amazing at giving them character access
Silas Lesnick: He mentions the previously-announced Katana and Firestorm
Silas Lesnick: He says there haven’t been many characters they’ve asked for that they haven’t been given access to.
Silas Lesnick: A young kid is asking Amell to recite the intro speech
Silas Lesnick: He’s doing it, which is making the audience really, really happy
Silas Lesnick: He winced, forgetting a few words towards the end, but ended with “Previously on Arrow!”
Silas Lesnick: A young kid in ARROW cosplay just asked the cast who they’d want to be stuck on an island with.
Silas Lesnick: Amell and Ramsey say they’d take each other.
“Strictly for survival!” Amell shouts
Silas Lesnick: But adds — to much cheering — “Not so straight Arrow!”
Silas Lesnick: Holland just called John “Papa Barrowman,” which is causing him to crack up.
Silas Lesnick: Barrowman says he’d bring James McAvoy if it was a guy.
Silas Lesnick: “If it was a woman,” he says, “No.”
Silas Lesnick: But he seems to enjoy taunting the audience by adding, “Unless it was to do the cooking.”
Silas Lesnick: The boos just make him laugh. “Remember,” he adds, “I’m Malcolm Merlyn!”
Silas Lesnick: The last fan question is about Felicity’s father
Silas Lesnick: Kreisberg says that it’s not Ivo
Silas Lesnick: But in an upcoming episode, we’ll start getting Felicity flashbacks to her time at MIT!
Silas Lesnick: The first episode they do that is titled “Oracle” 🙂
Silas Lesnick: It looks like that’s it. Thanks for reading everyone!
Spencer Perry-SHH: Oh man
Silas Lesnick: And check back tomorrow for updates on the big screen side of the DCU during the WB panel!