'Arrow': Oliver Queen's World Is Expanding, Says Stephen Amell


by Brett White

When you go out with as big of a bang as "Arrow's" first season did, you're bound to keep fans talking for a while. That's been the case so far, as our "Arrow" coverage hasn't slowed down a bit since the finale a few weeks ago. We've been promised more big bads in season two as well as a super team.

IGN caught up with "Arrow" leading man Stephen Amell and found out as much about the show's sophomore season as Amell would allow. The big question on every fan's mind is just how Oliver Queen will continue on after the events of the season finale.

"We're just going to find everybody in a different place. I think we're actually going to find Oliver literally in a different place at the beginning of next year. It's our second season, but it's kind of like a new series. So I'm excited."

One big spoiler lurks after the jump, so look away if you haven't finished the latest episode of "Arrow."

Piggy-backing off of the aforementioned new big bads and potential super team, Amell confirmed that the show will be expanding in scope... and yeah, that probably means more appearances from DC characters.

"Oh yes. Yes, we’ve had some really good conversations about -- let’s put it this way: Arrow's world is growing."

It's a good thing it's growing considering that two characters, Malcolm and Tommy Merlyn, won't be back for season 2. IGN asked Amell how he thought Oliver would handle the loss of his friend, Tommy.

"Not well. The reason that he was the vigilante, the Hood, all that stuff is gone now. Merlyn's been stopped, the list is essentially somewhat obsolete, the Glades are destroyed. If he's going to become the vigilante again or something different, he's gonna need a new reason."

And now you have new reasons to tune in to "Arrow" this fall on the CW! I don't know, sometimes bad segues just happen. You can check out the rest of the interview over at IGN to read Amell's thoughts about "Arrow's" new series regulars.

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