Oh man Arrow season 3 looks great from the trailer alone. It looks like the focus of season 3 will be Oliver trying to get back his company after it was taken from him in Season 2 and on the flashback side the small time he spents off the Island that was hinted at back in Season 1. Things don’t appear to be easy for Oliver getting back Queen Consolidated as there is another bidder a one Ray Palmer. I’m excited and I cant wait to see what they do with Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom. Hopefully they do a little better then what they did to Summer Glau as Isabel Rochev which I kind of felt like they wasted for small chunk of season 2.
Meanwhile on the flashback side of things it looks as though Oliver will have no choice but to work for Amanda Waller in Hong Kong. I can only assume that Oliver will spend a lot of time trying to escape from Amanda and probably by the end of Season 3 flashbacks he will find himself dumped back on Lian Yu as some sort of punishment. No doubt during this time period Oliver will somehow learn more about the list he had back in Season 1 that will of course make him take on the names on said list.
It appears Starling City will be renamed to Star City going by one screenshot of the trailer. I’m also hoping that this season The Arrow will finally get renamed to Green Arrow but I wont be surprised if he just remains The Arrow for a little while longer.
So the big reveal in the slightly longer version of the trailer is that Ra’s Al Ghul will be making an appearance. I’ve heard he will be the big bad for Season 3 which is cool but I do worry it might make this show too much like Batman. Which isn’t a bad thing as Batman is awesome but this is meant to be Green Arrow’s show. I felt like Season 2 could of pretty much been a Batman show in certain areas including how Arrow’s support crew is setup.
Anyway I cant wait to see the show return in October and how it will crossover into The Flash.