‘Arrow’s Stephen Amell Talks Chances Of Kevin Smith Directing & Roy Harper Returning

One of the things that are great about Arrow’s Stephen Amell is whenever he does a Facebook video and connecting with his fans, including doing Q&As and recently, he did one. He was asked about some teases for Season 5 which is set to start production next week in Vancouver, Canada.

During the Q&A, he was asked about if he would like to have Dick Grayson a.k.a. Nightwing on the series, to which he gave this answer.

“You know, I feel like I’m good with Roy Harper. Let’s get Roy Harper back.”

There have been reports going around that Colton Haynes is supposedly returning to Arrow Season 5, which Willa Holland (Thea Queen/Speedy) confirmed at a convention recently. In addition, Amell was asked whether or not we will see filmmaker Kevin Smith, who has written Green Arrow comics previously, direct an episode of the series this year.

“I’d say they are good. He’s not directing one this year, unless things change, which they always can, and they already have, so please try to interpret that the best way you can.”

That’s quite an interesting answer, especially as we know that Smith is set to return to Vancouver this fall to direct an early Season 3 episode of The Flash which will also start production next week.


After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), former police captain Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum). But sinister players with a connection to Oliver’s past will push the team to its breaking point, threatening everything Oliver’s worked for and his legacy as the Green Arrow. Based on the characters from DC, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Eli Stone”) Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”), Wendy Mericle (“Desperate Housewives”) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”).”

Arrow Season 5 is set to premiere on Wednesday, October 5 at 8/7c on The CW.

Source: Stephen Amell’s Facebook

Andy Behbakht

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Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.