SDCC 2019: Stephen Amell Says Arrow Will Have A Happy Ending Even If You Don’t Believe Him

by Erik Amaya

While the Arrow panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2019 was an emotional look back on the series and a moment for stars like Stephen Amell and Juliana Harkavy to tear up, Amell made a startling announcement.

Arrow has a happy ending,” he said to the laughter of fans in Ballroom 20 gathered to see him and cast assembled for the last time. After the room quieted, Amell added. “I come at you straight and you don’t believe me.”

Amell has made accurate predictions about the series over the years and has some say about its direction. He famously used a Comic-Con party to get a reference to Bruce Wayne approved and, as he later told us, he is trying to get the character included in the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event. He even has a person in mind to play the part! And while he was unwilling to disclose the identity of the actor — oh, look, Batman ’66 star Burt Ward is scheduled to be on Batwoman during the Crisis — we’re inclined to believe he is telling the truth about Arrow‘s happy ending.

Our guess? The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) reunites Oliver (Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) on an idyllic version of Lian Yu far from any more crises. Sure, those who hate the Olicity pairing may consider that a fate worse than death, but we imagine Ollie will like it.

The season itself will see Ollie on a mission for The Monitor which will presumably bring him into contact with long-lost Arrow characters like his mother Moira (Susanna Thompson), Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell), and Prometheus (Josh Segarra) — though they may not all be the versions of the character viewers remember. Amell told us Oliver will have a chance to find closer with some of these characters even if they themselves are not aware of it. It makes us hopeful he’ll have a chance to say goodbye to Thea (Willa Holland) and maybe meet a grown up Mia (Katherine McNamara) before the end.

Arrow returns for its final season October 15th on CW.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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