By a show of hands, how many of you guessed that Laurel Lance/Black Canary would be brought back to Arrow in some capacity?
Because we all know that comic book characters who die rarely stay dead for very long. And Black Canary’s untimely death last season by the hands of Damien Dahrk left many reeling. Arrow actress Katie Cassidy signed a deal earlier this summer to recur across three of The CW’s DCTV shows: Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.
However, she’ll always first and foremost be a staple on Arrow. Executive producer Wendy Mericle assured fans that we’ll definitely be seeing Laurel again. And maybe not just in flashbacks.
“I can tell you that we’re really excited about having her back. You will see in the episodes where she appears – Episode 510 definitely, our midseason premiere. Keep your eyes out for that.”
“We’re so excited about getting to work with her again and her willingness to come back. It’s one of the fun parts of the show. People can leave and get killed and you can still find new and crazy ways for them to come back. I can definitely tell you that there’s a way we’re going to bring her back and she’s going to be alive and well. And Flashpoint might have a little bit to do with that.”
Right before Laurel died last season, she whispered something to Oliver. It’s a secret that will spill over into the new season. And although Laurel will be reappearing, it’s possible that Flashpoint may have resurrected her.
Are you excited for Laurel’s return to Arrow? Do you think it’ll just be in flashbacks or something Flashpoint-related?
Arrow season five premieres on Wednesday, October 5 at 8/7c on The CW.
Source: TV Guide