When comic books and characters are adapted for the big and small screen, it's a given that some changes will be made. It's necessary to accomodate the different format along with the difference in terms of years of continuity. With Arrow, we have seen some changes to Green Arrow's character. There are some familiar elements so we can sit back and watch the story unfold in this different universe.
With an age closer to the current New 52 comic version, trying to figure out how his former ward, Roy Harper, would fit in has been a question for many since the show began. Originally when Roy Harper's father died, Green Arrow took him in and adopted him. Roy became his sidekick known as Speedy and later Arsenal and Red Arrow. With Ollie already using the nickname Speedy on his younger sister Thea, what does that mean for Roy?
We're about to find out. TV Guide reported that Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf) has joined the cast as Roy. Apparently The CW described his character as "a handsome, street-savvy, teenager from 'the Glades,' in the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City."
Will his former drug abuse factor into the series? It also seems that his addition will give Ollie's younger sister, played by Willa Holland, a love interest.
According to TV Guide, Roy is also "destined to become a significant part of her life and an important player in the larger world of Arrow."
We'll just have to wait and see if he's already an expert bowman.
Arrow airs on The CW Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.