Stephen Amell reprises his role as a vigilante in Arrow
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell, is presumed dead by his mother and sister, Thea, back in Starling City, in Arrow. But five years later, he returns, and after creating the persona of the Arrow, teaming up with former military man John Diggle and geek Felicity Smoak, he tries to save his beloved Starling. Now, in the third season of Arrow, Oliver must protect Thea after the death of their mother, and the revelation of her real father, Malcolm Merlyn. But despite it all, Oliver is a different man now. “He’s a happy, smiling Oliver Queen,” begins Amell, adding that the happiness will come at a price though. “This will be an interesting year. Like the previous season, when you watch the first episode this time too, all of the themes echo throughout the season,” shares the lead actor.
Hinting that there might be some romance on the cards, Amell says that there is only one woman in Oliver’s life and that is Miss Smoak. “That doesn’t necessarily mean that they are together. But we resolve all misconceptions and you get a clear picture of how they both feel,” he teases. Other relationships too will stabilise, and Amell reveals that his on-screen sister Willa Holland (Thea) begins to trust him. “We find a changed dynamic between Oliver and his side-kick Roy; they are in a good spot. We find Oliver and Diggle in a spot of conflict because of how much Oliver cares about Diggle,” he tells us. And while the show is expected to tie up plenty of loose ends, it will also introduce new plot lines. “I’m really excited that we are moving to a spot where we will refer to my character as The Green Arrow and will continue to embrace the fundamental classic elements of the character because we have that license now,” he says, signing off.
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