Arrow is approaching its final season and actress Emily Bett Rickards, who played Felicity Smoak, talked with Collider about whether or not she’d return for the final season.
Felicity Smoak has been a major character on Arrow since the first season. After seven seasons on the show, actress Emily Bett Rickards has moved on and gone to star in a new film, Funny Story. On Friday in on a 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, Emily Bett Rickards talked about her new movie Funny Story and if she’d return to Arrow. In the interview, she asked about the possibility of returning in some form or another for the final season of Arrow. Emily Bett Rickards told Collider:
“I feel like Felicity has done her time. I don’t know if anybody is going to like what I’m saying, but I feel like Felicity has done her time. We knew this was coming for awhile – for over a year – so the whole thing is exactly what we wanted to happen. I trust the writers, and that’s in their hands.”
In the conclusion of the seventh season of Arrow, Felicity and Oliver walked through a portal to an unknown location together. In late March, ahead of the final season of Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards announced her departure. After this interview, it doesn’t sound like she’ll return for the final episodes of the series.
How do you feel about the final season of Arrow without Felicity? Are you upset Emily Bett Rickards isn’t staying on board? Let us know in the comments below!
Here’s the synopsis for Arrow‘s season seven finale You Have Saved This City:
Arrow season 7, episode 22 “You Have Saved This City”: FAMILY TIES — The battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Emiko (Sea Shimooka) comes to a boiling point which brings back some familiar faces and leaves others in dire jeopardy. James Bamford directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Rebecca Bellotto.
Arrow‘s final season is set to debut later this year, but no release date has been confirmed yet. If The CW follows Arrow‘s accustomed release schedule, then we can expect season eight of the show to drop sometime in October later this year. Arrow‘s final season is meant to be shorter than the other ones with only ten episodes.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Colton Haynes, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka, and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.
New ‘Elseworlds’ Stills Include A New Look At Ruby Rose As Batwoman
Some brand new stills from the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event entitled Elseworlds have hit the web, courtesy of The CW. The new stills in particular give us a brand new look at actress Ruby Rose as Batwoman as well as some new images of our beloved heroes Green Arrow (Grant Gustin), The Flash (Stephen Amell) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).
The new image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman gives us yet another exciting look at the character that will help showcase Gotham City to the Arrowverse through this exciting narrative. You can check out the new stills in the gallery by clicking “Next”.
What do you make of these new stills from the Elseworlds crossover? Are you excited to see Ruby Rose as Batwoman for the first time? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the Arrowverse.
Here is the synopsis for the first chapter of the Elseworlds event:
EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.
The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.
All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.