News on the street is that Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf) has been cast in the role of Roy Harper, for Arrow. He’ll be joining Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy and Colin Donnell on the show.
DC Comics/Green Arrow cans will recognize the name of Roy Harper, because that is the name of the character who becomes Green Arrow’s archer sidekick named Speedy.
Aside from that moniker, later in the comic franchise, Harper becomes Arsenal and later, Red Arrow.
So Haynes may be playing any of the three renditions of Roy Harper, and we don’t know for sure because The CW hasn’t let too many details out except that he’ll be “a handsome, street-savvy, teenager from ‘the Glades,’ the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City.”
It will be a recurring role as he will also become the love interest for Oliver’s sister, Thea.
And therein lies my confusion.
In the very first episode, (or second?) of Arrow, when he gets reacquainted with his sister, he called her by a nickname, that of Speedy. We’ve only heard it once, but it stuck with me because I did recognize the nickname.
So was that a slip or a “heads up” of sorts?
Or will Haynes just be Harper and leave it at that? We’ll see when he finally shows up!
[Source: tvguide ]