8:15pm PT by Aaron Couch
Comic-Con: 'Arrow' Debuts Gritty Season 4 Costume
Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is suiting back up.
Arrow season three ended with Oliver riding off into the sunset with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). He intended to leave his vigilante days behind him, but it looks like that won't last forever, as the Arrow Comic-Con panel revealed a new costume for season four. Executive producer Greg Berlanti said the new costume is a big step on Oliver's journey from Arrow to Green Arrow.
Oliver coming back to Starling City will have something to do with season four villain Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough). He's a former member of the League of Assassins who was for death by Ra's Al Ghul (Matt Nable). In comic book lore, he has strong ties to the supervillain organization HIVE.
The executive producers revealed that other new characters would include the Batman villain Anarky, who will work with Damien. The DC hero Mister Terrific will also be introduced, and he will work with Felicity. This version of the character will be gay, said Berlanti.
There are plenty of other big changes from the finale that will play into the new season as well. Merlyn is the new Ra's Al Ghul, while Thea (Willa Holland) and Diggle (David Ramsey) are poised for new masked identities. And Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) appeared to blow himself up in a laboratory accident (don't worry, he really shrunk down).
Ramsey confirmed that Diggle will get a costume this year, teasing that he would have a helmet (though he may have been joking). Shortly after, he joked his secret identity was "black driver." Holland also confirmed that she was indeed taking on the mantle of Speedy as her superhero identity.
Season four premieres Oct. 7
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