'Arrow' Season 3's Colton Haynes: Roy Harper, Arsenal, mirakuru and Olicity

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When "Arrow" Season 3 returns, it sounds like Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) will have a major part to play in the action. Zap2it caught up to Haynes at the 2014 TV Press Tour and learned some tantalizing tidbits about Roy's journey to Arsenal, lingering mirakuru issues and the young man's reactions to romance.

Zap2it: What can you tease about the Season 3 premiere?
Haynes: I can tease an Olicity date. I think Roy and Diggle are aware of the chemistry. They're finally aware of it in the first episode. They're like, 'Huh?'

What is Roy going to be like in the new season?
The cool part about Roy is his dry sense of humor gets him in a little trouble, but I think you're going to see a lot more of his sense of humor this year. And he's also becoming Arsenal. I mean, that's going to be huge. He's such a bad-a** character.

It's the route that Roy Harper takes. He took three different routes [in the comics]: Red Arrow, Arsenal or Speedy. Arsenal is his true calling, and he's got a lot of bad-a** techniques that he learns along the way.

How is his life, post-mirakuru?
They're going to try to keep giving him the cure. If he doesn't have it, he's gonna kill more people. Possibly people that he loves -- so they've got to watch out.

Thea and Roy officially broke up in the Season 2 finale, before Thea ran away with Merlyn. Is there any chance of a reconciliation with Roy?
I think there's always a chance. They're true loves for each other, but Roy wants her to be happy over anything. And if that means they have to take a break or they don't ever have to get back together, he just wants her to be happy.

"Arrow" Season 3 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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