Costume Changes Coming For ARROW And Possibly Roy Harper
Here we go Arrow fans! As the show has progressed so has Oliver’s journey to the hero that we all know and love as Green Arrow. Starting out as just The Hood, we are now calling him Arrow, with hopes soon that we could get to Green Arrow. However only time will tell when we reach that milestone.
One thing that is for certain though is we are getting closer to Green Arrow’s look from the comics. Starting sometime in December Oliver will ditch the green face paint and rock his domino mask. Pictured to the right, the mask serves a purpose as told by Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg. ”Conceptually, it was something we wanted to do because Oliver himself is evolving as the Arrow– from vigilante to hero, sort of from Arrow to Green Arrow — and we wanted to see that progression in his costume as well,” explained Kriesberg, who also said early concepts of the mask were very Joel Schumacher-esque. “As Oliver is embracing being a hero, being a hero means stepping out of the dark and being more of a symbol, so he has to stake steps to conceal his identity more.”
Do not fear from a story stand point as well. There will be a rhyme and a reason to why Oliver decides a mask is needed. Kreisberg elaborated, “He doesn’t just put on a mask. It’s actually a big plot point in an episode, and there really is a story behind, not only the need for the mask but also who provides him with it. It’s going to be a little bit of a surprise, and once they see how the mask comes into creation, I think people will be really excited about it.”
That’s not all Arrow fans, there’s more. Colton Haynes, who plays Roy Harper in the show, had this to say, “He’s getting really busy still trying to find Arrow, but at the same time, he is slowly starting to find out who the Arrow is and that it could possibly be Oliver.” E! also said that Haynes has “Super secret fitting” coming up, which could mean that not only is Oliver getting a mask, but he could be getting a new sidekick complete with Speedy gear.
The episode in which Oliver gets his mask is Episode eleven. While it looks as if there is a strong possibility for the Speedy costume to become reality, nothing is set in stone quite yet. As always, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest.
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Source : EW