So. Much. Speed.
As if it wasn’t enough that Oliver Queen uses “Speedy” as a nickname for his little sister Thea, in comes another heir apparent to that title, directly from the comic books: Roy Harper is coming to “Arrow.”
TV Guide reports that “Teen Wolf” actor Colton Haynes is joining the cast of The CW’s adaptation of the DC Comics superhero as Harper, a love interest for Thea, and a hero known in comic book lore as Speedy, Arsenal and Red Arrow. The network describes the character as “a handsome, street-savvy, teenager from ’the Glades,’ the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City.”
“We were big fans of Colton from Teen Wolf and we are thrilled he’s joining Arrow,” executive producer Greg Berlanti says of casting Haynes as Harper. Additionally, The CW notes that Roy crosses paths with Thea Queen “in an unexpected way,” making the character “destined to become a significant part of her life and an important player in the larger world of Arrow.”
Haynes makes his “Arrow” debut at some point in 2013. Which version of the character do you expect to see: the sidekick Speedy, the one-armed Red Arrow, or another take entirely?
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