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'Arrow' Showrunner Talks Oliver's Season Arc Ahead of Final Season

'Arrow' Showrunner Talks Oliver's Season Arc Ahead of Final Season

Beth Schwartz is opening up about the final season of Arrow in a new interview, particularly about Oliver Queen’s end.

Speaking to TV Guide, the showrunner talked about Oliver aka Green Arrow’s death, and if the character truly will die at in the final moments.

“I think we decided to do that because it’s the story,” she shared of Oliver’s endgame of his death in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. “We didn’t want that to be the shock — that he dies. And having that tease at the end of [Season] Seven, we were hoping it would bring everyone back to be like, ‘How does he die? What do you mean he dies? Does he really die?’”

Knowing that Oliver will meet his end in the final season also means that the final moments will be his ultimate sacrifice.

“I mean knowing, having the Monitor tell him that he’s going to die, but he’s got to do it to save the multiverse — I mean his theme of the season is a hero’s sacrifice and every character’s going to go through that this season,” Beth adds. “And this is the ultimate hero’s sacrifice, to know you’re going to die, but you’re going to save so many people’s lives.”

She continued that Oliver’s final sacrifice has always “been something that from the creation of the show has been [the ending] from the beginning. I know Marc [Guggenheim] could probably answer this better, but I know that he’s sort of always thought that was how the show would end.”

Arrow returns in October on The CW.

Colton Haynes Once Again Leaves 'Arrow' Ahead of Final Season

Colton Haynes Once Again Leaves 'Arrow' Ahead of Final Season

Colton Haynes is exiting Arrow once again.

The 31-year-old actor, who has played Roy Harper, aka Arsenal, in the long running series, will be leaving the show ahead of the final season, Green Arrow TV reports.

The site is reporting that Colton has lost his “series regular” gig.

“We hope to have him back,” showrunner Beth Schwartz shared about Colton‘s exit. “We love him and he’s obviously one of the foundations of the show.”

Colton first left the show after season four, but returned at the end of season six, and was upped to a series regular in season seven.

UPDATE! Colton addressed his leaving Arrow on Twitter, saying that he was asked not to come back as a series regular. However, that doesn’t mean Roy is gone forever.

Stephen Amell Teases A Sweet Olicity Moment Coming in Season 8

Stephen Amell Teases A Sweet Olicity Moment Coming in Season 8

Emily Bett Rickards might be gone from Arrow, but there’s still a sweet Olicity moment coming in the first few episodes of final season of Arrow, according to Stephen Amell.

Speaking with TV Guide, the actor teased fans about the moment in which Oliver can’t wear his wedding ring.

“She is ever-present in Oliver’s mind,” Stephen shared of Felicity. “We found Oliver can’t wear his wedding ring in the premiere for a very specific reason, but he can wear it in the second episode.”

He adds, “It wasn’t built into the script, but I spoke to our director, Antonio Negret, and we built a moment of Oliver putting his ring back on and thinking about it. So Emily’s gone, off the show, but Felicity and William and Mia are ever-present in Oliver’s mind.”

Stephen also spoke of Oliver’s hope that he’ll be together with Felicity soon.

“That gives him purpose and allows him to move forward because he knows that somewhere along the way, in the immortal words of Chris Cooper from The Town, ‘This side or the other,’ they’ll find each other.”

Arrow returns in October on The CW.

Stephen Amell Really Wants To Take This Item From The 'Arrow' Set After The Series Finale

Stephen Amell Really Wants To Take This Item From The 'Arrow' Set After The Series Finale

Many stars take a little something from the set of their movie or television show to remember it by and Stephen Amell definitely wants to do this too as Arrow approaches its’ series finale.

However, while others will chose something small, Stephen is thinking bigger.

“I want to take a suit,” he shared with ET in a recent interview. “And when I say, ‘I want to take a suit,’ I mean I’m going to take a suit.”

We have no doubt he’ll make this happen somehow.

Stephen also has one of Oliver’s bows, too.

“I have the bow from the pilot,” he added. “I have that. I’m not giving that back under any circumstances whatsoever. Oh, here’s a scoop for you: One of the reasons they want me to give it back is because in season eight, Oliver is using his season one bow which magically appears because the Dark Archer broke it.”

Arrow is set to return in October on The CW.

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Arrow's Upcoming Final Season Will Take Place In 2019 On Earth 1

Arrow's Upcoming Final Season Will Take Place In 2019 On Earth 1

Stephen Amell and David Ramsey sit on a panel for their show Arrow at the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour on Sunday (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The two stars were joined by executive producers Beth Shwartz and Marc Guggenheim to talk about the show’s upcoming final season.

During the panel, it was revealed that the season will take place in 2019 and on Earth 1, and will also pick up one week later from the season seven finale, The Wrap reports.

Also in attendance were Batwoman‘s Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johsnon, Rachel Skarsten, Nicole Kang, Dougray Scott, and Elizabeth Anweis, as well as executive producers Caroline Dries and Sarah Schechter. During their panel, it was confirmed that Kate Kane (Batwoman) will in fact be a Jewish lesbian.

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