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Live Coverage: 'Arrow' at Comic Con 2013: Panel live blog

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Digital Spy's ongoing coverage of Comic Con 2013 in San Diego continues now with our latest live blog direct from the convention centre's Ballroom 20 - jump down off your salmon ladder and put your rock-hard abs away... it's time for the Arrow panel!

With stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes all in attendance, we're promised season two teasers, new video content, plus one piece of enormous news... a Green Lantern cameo? The entire Justice League? A miraculous resurrection for Tommy Merlyn? Stay tuned for all the scoop...

Stephen Amell as The Arrow in Arrow S01E22: 'Darkness on The Edge of Town'

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The Arrow in Arrow S01E22


18:07One more look at the season two sizzle reel and we're out! A great panel from the Arrow cast and crew wraps things up for Digital Spy today in Ballroom 20 - but stick with us for more live-blogs, news and exclusive video content as Comic Con 2013 in San Diego continues!


18:05A brief fan Q&A - this is the last question! When will Manu Bennett's Slade Wilson make the transition to Deathstroke and will he be a villain or anti-hero? Marc Guggenheim claims that the opening moments of season two will provide big clues on that front!


18:03Fan question time - touching scenes as a young boy from the Make a Wish foundation steps up to the mike. He wants to know how Oliver will evolve into the 'Green Arrow'. "That journey begins with wanting to honour Tommy and wanting to be a different man than he thought I was, when he died," Stephen explains.


18:00The Dark Knight's Michael Jai White has also landed a villainous role in Arrow season two - he'll play Bronze Tiger of the Suicide Squad.


17:59The big announcements keep coming... Kevin Alejandro of True Blood and Southland fame will play DC Comics villain Brother Blood.


17:58Ooh, controversial - "I'm being invited back... which is more than the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who has ever done!" Barrowman quips. Cult TV burn!


17:57Does Barrowman's appearance on the panel mean that Malcolm Merlyn will be back? "I would be more than happy to come back into this family," says John.


17:55Barrowman has a gift for Stephen Amell - a vintage Green Arrow action figure from the '80s. Awww. "I'm sorry I stabbed you," concedes Stephen.


17:54Any faces from last year that we might get to see in season two, asks the panel moderator? On cue, John Barrowman steps onto the stage, sporting an Arrow t-shirt. "I want you all to sign it!" he tells his co-stars.


17:53Will Roy team up with our hooded hero this season? "I can say that Roy wants that to happen," says Colton Haynes.

"In the comics, it happens, but in a way, season two is almost 'the island' for Roy - like what happened with Oliver. Roy is maybe not as much of a bad-ass as he thinks he is!"


17:50Will fan favourite Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) find love? Perhaps with Oliver? Or even Diggle? The shipping term 'Figgle' has just been coined. The audience, though, seem more keen on an Ollie / Felicity pairing!


17:48More exciting announcements - Diggle, an original character from the Arrow TV series, will soon debut in DC's Green Arrow comics. Crossover goodness!


17:46Exciting news! Season two will form the start of the 'Black Canary' story - but it might not be Laurel pulling on the fishnets! The comic icon will be introduced in some form... with a twist.


17:44Still gutted about Tommy's death, Arrow fans? So is Stephen Amell. "Everything that happens, not just in season two but in the entire series, is to honour Colin Donnell's character - and every decision Oliver makes in his life is to honour Tommy, going forward," says the star.


17:42Paul Blackthorne's Quentin Lance will be back on the beat and back in the blues following his actions in the finale, but is in a "good place emotionally" when season two opens.


17:42Ep 2.01 picks up five months after season one's epic finale: "This season is really about Oliver seeing that the city needs a symbol of hope... and he's willing to step up to the plate," Andrew explains.


17:41Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) is on a "season of redemption", with Ollie forced to take charge of Queen Consolidated and Thea, in turn, running Ollie and Tommy's nightclub. Interesting!


17:40Season two is all about Oliver's transition from 'Arrow' to 'Green Arrow' - "It's epic, it's big and I hope you guys like it," says exec Andrew Kreisberg.


17:39The cast and exec producers take to the stage - Stephen reveals that he has received nothing but "overwhelming... gratitude" from fans at Comic-Con, last year, they just hoped the show didn't suck!


17:37Coming up in season two - a sassy Summer Glau, a revamped ArrowCave, Roy Harper well on his way to becoming a hero and Oliver shunning the name of 'The Hood' for a new, more heroic alias!


17:33Ooh, season two video sneak peak to start - exciting!!!


17:33Let's go, fellow Amell maniacs! It's time for Digital Spy's final live-blog of the day from the San Diego Convention Centre's Ballroom 20 - it's the Arrow panel...

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