Arrow Unveils Roy's New Look: Here's Colton Haynes in His Arsenal Costume (PHOTO)

In advance of its presence at Comic-Con this weekend, Arrow is starting to reveal some new details about Season 3, starting with Roy's (Colton Haynes) new costume as he assumes the Arsenal mantle.

Take a look!


It's in step with the show's approach to Oliver's costume, what with the leather-y look and all. I like the crimson coloring and the fade-out from the bottom of the jacket (which still looks like a hoodie, a nice nod to Roy's old standby) to the pants, but I'm not really sold on the laces, as they seem primed to get caught on something. 

Perhaps more importantly, I'm glad that Roy is skipping straight to the Arsenal moniker as opposed to adopting Speedy, which is already taken, thanks to it being Thea's nickname and all, or Red Arrow, which may've caused confusion since Oliver's not even going by Green Arrow, just the Arrow.

However, I also dig it because, while Roy enjoyed the perks and perils of the mirakuru serum, he's without that particular edge now, and since he lacks the extensive training that Oliver has, helping fight bad guys with a few extra weapons—namely, spare arrows and what look like escrima sticks in the boots—makes sense to me.

Arrow will likely have more Season 3 tidbits to share when the cast and producers convene for the show's Comic-Con panel on Friday. Warner Bros. TV and DC Entertainment will also be hosting an event this weekend, to promote their TV properties hitting the airwaves this fall. Stay tuned for more news!


What do you think of Roy's new costume?


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Aug 06, 2014
Anyone taking sides on whether Abercrombie will end up missing something by the season's end, to parallel the comics? And, if so, by accident or at someone's hand (maybe MM?) or by some other cause?

(To be honest, I was convinced for quite a while that it was going to happen in season 2 by Slade's hand--especially after the handshake scene.)
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Aug 10, 2014
I doubt it. That's just more CG they would have to do in just about every scene that has Roy in it. Unnecessary money spent. Just like Rick hasn't lost a hand in TWD even though he did in the comics. Just more money and work for basically a fan service.
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Jul 26, 2014
I assume that now that there's a Green archer, a Red archer, and a Black archer who's public ID is well known, that the public will refer to the Arrow as Green Arrow, and Arsenal as Red Arrow. Opportunity for Roy to get annoyed and say, "It's Arsenal not Red Arrow." And the public will just address the Black archer as Malcom Merlyn or simply as Merlyn.
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Jul 26, 2014
love it!!!!
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Jul 26, 2014
I don't know what all the hate is about with the laces. Y'all don't want his shirt to fall off, do you? Oh wait....
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Jul 25, 2014

Can you imagine the potential action scenes we'll see with Oliver and Roy? They could be reminiscent of those involving Oliver and Sara, only better (if Roy is back to his agile, acrobatic self, which he should be without the Mirakuru inside him). All that red and green... makes me think of Christmas. :)

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Jul 24, 2014
I think he is missing something, will see how that goes. Anyway can't wait for season 3
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Jul 24, 2014
I'm not familiar with the comics. But Colton is smoking hot in that costume. Arrow just gets better and better ;p
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Jul 24, 2014
Does Ollie get an update too? I'd hate to have "the help" outshining Team-Leader...

I agree with the black mask under the red hood tho. or darken the shade on all the red
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Jul 24, 2014
Don't really care for the laces. And with the costume predominantly Scarlett-colored, his eyemask should be black, not red. Personally, I would have liked it if he lost an arm and have gotten a cybernetic replacement with advanced weaponry like the Red Arrow character had in Young Justice. Then he'd be Arsenal for sure!
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Jul 24, 2014
And how many characters / episodes must we endure before we see Roy 'I don't care about him at all' Harper taking up the Chelsea Arsenal mantle? Considering Arrow takes it sweet (but unnecessary) time to build something.
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Jul 24, 2014
None? This is from the season premiere, apparently.
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Jul 24, 2014
Looks ok, but I stil don't care about him. The character has been useless whole 2nd season :/ Give me more Sara as Canary :)
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Jul 24, 2014
sara left with that league of shadows girl/group..

laurel is going to take over as canary at some point
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Jul 25, 2014
Sara is back in 1st episode, and ep 2 is called 'Sara' :)

Also don't care for Laurel, the actress is bad, and the character boring!!
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Jul 25, 2014
She's back but for a limited time. She's also still a Leaguer. No change there. N
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Jul 24, 2014
Haha, everyone looks cooler than the Arrow.
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Jul 24, 2014
Oh yea, Roy is still alive. Damn.
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Jul 24, 2014
HA.
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Jul 24, 2014
Looks pretty good. It would most likely be a lot more practical without all the fancy lace up thingies, but they look purely cosmetic so I suppose it doesn't matter.
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Jul 24, 2014
I think you'll find Arsenal favour a predominantly red and white strip...
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Jul 24, 2014
I think you'll find that most Americans won't get that joke, and the ones that do will just roll their eyes.
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Jul 24, 2014
That would be because Americans have got international sporting events like the "World Series"...
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Jul 25, 2014
No, that would be because other than the Olympics, Americans don't give a **** about international sporting events. :)
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Jul 25, 2014
Probably because with 317 million people, 50 states, and most of a continent, we've got enough competition in house and feel more of a connection and competitive spirit with our neighbors than with those far away places.
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Jul 25, 2014
That would be because why?
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Jul 24, 2014
I did not roll my eyes, but I also didn't even chuckle because a Brit friend of mine already made a similar joke.
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Jul 24, 2014
I like the direction of it. . .keeping the base design essentially a leather version of his red hoodie and dark jeans. . . But, Roy seems like a simple guy fashion wise -- all the laces, and buckles, and bojangley things are super distracting, and kinda gaudy. . .not really him. . .or that manly either.

Not to mention the easily getting caught on something factor, as most have mentioned.

Take away all the extra junk, and instead replace it with some texture (like his shoulders) and structured lines sewn in for detail and I think we'd have a winner.
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Jul 24, 2014
looks good. Makes me wonder if Willa Hollands coming back though
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Jul 24, 2014
I guess she will be trained by Malcom, and in beggining she will be enemy to Roy and Oliver.
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Jul 24, 2014
Agree on the laces, but otherwise it looks very good, mask and all.
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Jul 24, 2014
All that lacing seems very impractical. Don't you just hate it when you rush past a door, and a piece of your clothing gets caught on the door handle? I'm afraid that'll happen to Roy.
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Jul 24, 2014
Looks pretty badass to me!
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Jul 24, 2014
Hmmm...... I don't like this guy. Didn't liked him on Teen Wolf and still don't like him on Arrow. I think I'm gonna call him "Robin". :P
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Jul 24, 2014
*like
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Jul 24, 2014
Not sure how he's going to shoot crossbow pistol bolts with a giant bow.... but otherwise, looks pretty sweet.
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Jul 24, 2014
haha, that was my first thought aswell
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Jul 24, 2014
He is super strong so no problem ;P hahaha
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Jul 24, 2014
i think he was cured of that,right?
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Jul 24, 2014
He was.
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Jul 24, 2014
I like the costume but i m not sold on colton's acting. with his face covered up maybe i want be so bothered. all's good
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Jul 24, 2014
Damn he looks good!!! Loving the fade out in the jacket!!!
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Jul 24, 2014
I find it kind of sad networks spoil things like this. I would have preferred to see this first during the course of the show. I get that it's promotional and keeping up the hype and interest for the show, or perhaps they want to get ahead of any possible leaks to the internet, but still...
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Jul 24, 2014
So a mix of Canary's and Arrows outfits?? Can't say I hate it but I feel like the others got away with the quote/unquote "costume". This definitely feels like a step or two towards spandex and capes and a step away from the realism the propelled Arrow to the state it is now. In short I hesitantly like
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Jul 24, 2014
Looks great. I had a purse once that looked just like his jacket.
Hopefully they issue Roy some personality along with his new suit.
Can't wait to see Malcom's new outfit. :)
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Jul 24, 2014
The look is good, his acting is bad, I love the show but I don't think his acting is up with the shows.
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Jul 24, 2014
When he was on teen wolf, he seemed a bit too stiff as an actor to me, and here he does basically the same acting. But in my opinion, his acting works very well for the character: young anxiety, insecurity, introversion. It was a very good casting, I think. I wish they had done such a good job with Laurel from day 1.
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Jul 24, 2014
Heheheheh, acting on a CW show.. so funny.
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Jul 24, 2014
Looks way to similar to Ollie's getup. That said I don't hate it.
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Jul 24, 2014
I'd like it more if they were going for the Red Arrow approach, but it just feels off if they're going more for Arsenal. Still, lose the sleeves and the hood and you've pretty much got it right.
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Jul 24, 2014
AWESOME!! We all knew it was gonna eventually happen (DC comics). But this is a good look to finally see that makes a good match for the series.
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Jul 24, 2014
Yeah, I'm really digging it.
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Jul 24, 2014
Cool - has its own distinctive look but still indicates he's part of "Team Arrow"... ;-)
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Jul 24, 2014
Its not very practical....where are the pockets???
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Jul 24, 2014
LOL... Google the words "Aussie" ( &-- Name brand) and "pockets"
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Jul 24, 2014
:-)
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Jul 24, 2014
leather is the new Spandex :)
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Jul 24, 2014
Looks cool!
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Jul 24, 2014
Looks awesome......
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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014
... Dang!
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