The CW just premiered a trailer for Arrow Season 3 at San Diego Comic-Con International.
The trailer gives the first glimpse of the action-packed series’ third season, including views of Colton Haynes in the Arsenal costume, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer and Karl Yune as Maseo.
Will Team Arrow be down a man? Now that Diggle is going to be a father, he may be stepping back from Team Arrow—but possibly not by choice, as the Season 3 trailer makes it clear that Dig's continued contributions to the team will be an issue of contention between Dig and Ollie. "Does he stay with the team? Does he leave?" teased David Ramsey, referring to the challenges will face. "The stakes have gotten a lot higher."
A new sheriff in town: Quentin Lance is no longer just a detective! He'll be stepping up as the new police captain in Season 3. Could his new position afford him a visit to Central City? Kreisberg reminded fans that there's a big Arrow and The Flash crossover on the way.
Olicity's first date: Ever since it was revealed that Felicity and Oliver will go on a date in the Season 3 premiere—see him ask her to dinner in the trailer—fans have been salivating for scoop on what that will entail. "They go for Italian," Guggenheim deadpanned. Executive producer Greg Berlanti promised that they'll deal with Oliver and Felicity's feelings directly this season, noting that he believes they do have true feelings for each other. Unfortunately, Ray Palmer—to be played by new cast member Brandon Routh—has his eye on Felicity. "You got to do the love triangle," Guggenheim joked. Bonus scoop: The title of Felicity's upcoming backstory episode is "Oracle."
Sidekick time: Roy (have you seen his new outfit, btw?) may bring out more of the Oliver Queen that fans know from the comics, but "there are unresolved issues for Roy," warned Stephen Amell, pointing out that it likely won't be long before Ollie and Roy will be faced with new issues, especially once they discover that Thea is basically Malcolm's new partner. Added John Barrowman, "He's going to go for the emotional side to try to control Thea."
Arrow Season 3 premieres on The CW on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8 PM ET.