In fact, she may have already been cast. Yeah, that’s right, SHE. Though she isn’t a character found in the comics, but one created for the CW‘s gritty reboot of the emerald archer. In the pilot of Arrow, Oliver at one point refers to his sister, Thea Queen (Willa Holland) as “Speedy.” And it’s not just a name drop to please fans, though it’s already pleased this fan immensely.
Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg recently revealed to TV Guide of another scene cut from the pilot that would have further hinted at Ollie’s sister assuming the Speedy mantle. Guggenheim said,
My favorite moment in the original script, which Andrew wrote, that didn’t make it into the pilot is when she’s in the room with [her friend] and they’re crushing up the pills. The original stage direction was she reaches over to the shelf and grabs a junior archery championship trophy to crush the pills. I’m like ‘Why didn’t we do that? We never should have taken that out!’
AGREED. Any and all hints a character with even the slightest connection to Green Arrow’s second Speedy, Mia Dearden, could appear on Arrow would make me so, so happy. As of DC‘s New 52 reboot poor Mia has been – haha- M.I.A.
Bringing in characters from the DC Universe is something Guggenheim and Kreisberg expect to do, so why not Speedy? A sidekick doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility, especially with Merlyn, Deadshot, China White, and Huntress already set to appear. What do you think? Would you like to see Speedy appear on Arrow?
Arrow premieres on the CW October 10 at 8pm ET.
Source: MTV’s Splash Page