Colton Haynes Won’t Return for Arrow’s Upcoming Fourth Season. If you have seen this week’s episode of Arrow, then you may have already seen the last of Roy Harper this season. After the episode aired, it was revealed that Colton Haynes won’t come back for Arrow’s fourth season.
Deadline reported that Haynes’ contract had expired, so the show decided to write Roy Harper out of the series. “It was super sad, but everybody kind of looked at each other and realized that he’s at the start of, what I’m sure will be, an incredibly, incredibly impressive career,” series creator Greg Berlanti told BuzzFeed. “It’s great that he gets to go on and have that and we got to have him while we did.”
However, that won’t be the last time we see Roy Harper, as Colton Haynes will still appear in the season finale. So will Oliver Queen be getting a new sidekick? “Watch the finale to find out,” Greg Berlanti responded. “Fans will really wonder where you go from here… We have planned something cool and radical to open next season.”
With Roy exiting the series, the character still has potential to return to Arrow, The Flash, or even the upcoming untitled spin-off. “The hope is that he’ll continue to be part of the universe we are building,” EP Marc Guggenheim told Deadline. “We love working with him so much. We’ve talked to him about returning to one of the three shows, and if available, he has expressed interest. He is gone, but definitely not forever.”
Are you guys sad to see Roy Harper go? Do you think we will encounter Roy Harper again in the future?
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