The CW revealed the first trailer for Season 3 of Arrow during the show's Comic-Con panel earlier today, which offers our first look at some of the new characters coming to Starling City this fall. Peter Stormare's Vertigo, Brandon Routh's Ray Palmer/Atom and Karl Yune's Maseo Yamashiro are featured in this new footage, along with Colton Haynes in his new Arsenal costume and the return of Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/Black Canary. Take a look at the footage, then read on for more details.
Towards the end of the footage, a bloodied Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is briefly seen, causing fans to wonder if the popular character will survive this season. According to a live blog from Digital Spy, the producers joked, "It's just a little boo-boo," while explaining that the actress herself couldn't be present at the panel because she is currently filming.
They also revealed that Diggle (David Ramsey) will be a father in Season 3, and John Barrowman is coming back as Malcolm. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg also confirmed a report that Episode 8 will be a crossover with The Flash, although no specific details were given.
The trailer also showcases a moment many fans were waiting for, where Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) finally asks Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) out on a date. When asked about the budding relationship known as "Olicity" to the fans, Stephen Amell had this to say.
"It's not like there hasn't been sexual tension between the two characters - just this year they go out on a date!"