Stephen Amell shared some scoops about Black Siren on this week’s EW Spoiler Room:
She’s certainly going to be a thorn in Team Arrow’s side when the show returns, but Stephen Amell brings up a really fascinating idea that the show may explore down the line. “She looks exactly like Laurel Lance, she is Laurel Lance,” Amell says. “Laurel Lance is the most famous dead person in Star City, so eventually, at some point, if she is reintroduced into public life, how do we unpack that? I’m excited for that. That’s the dynamic I think could be interesting.”
Arrow returns on Thursday, October 12, on The CW.
Katie couldn’t attend the first day of Dragon Con because she was very sick, but she was there on Saturday and Sunday. She did some photo/auto sessions and had two panels, the first one with The Flash cast and the second with the Arrow cast. No videos yet, but here’s some info (from The Flash panel) and pictures from fans:
• “@MzKatieCassidy is super sick &still showed up to #TheFlash #DragonCon panel like a pro. Rest of the cast wants her back on the show ASAP ❤” – @AndieTweets
• “#katiecassidy says it’s a challenge to switch from hero to villain, but she loves it. #daniellepanabaker agrees” – @haylee_fisher
• “#KatieCassidy’s dad played #JohnWesleyShipp’s mirror master on the original #theflash. They’re all just discovering this. 😝” – @haylee_fisher
• “#katiecassidy & #daniellepanabaker both say it can get confusing playing all diff versions of chars, but Tom makes it easy differentiate.” – @haylee_fisher
• “#katiecassidy’s favorite scene is when Laurel reveals that she’s black canary to Cisco. Said it was such a sweet scene.” – @haylee_fisher
• “#katiecassidy asked Guggenheim if there’s a chance Black Siren could meet Earth 1 Laurel & he said “interesting…we’ll talk later.” – @haylee_fisher
• “All of the actors on stage agree they loved season one the best.” – @haylee_fisher
• “Katie, Michelle, & Rick all agree their death scenes were hardest. Katie hated they kept replaying it. “We get it. I’m dead. You killed me.” – @haylee_fisher
• “#KatieCassidy says producers asked her at the beginning if she was prepared to be on the show (didn’t say in what capacity) for 10-12 yrs.” – @haylee_fisher
CONVENTIONS > 2017 > DRAGON CON (ATLANTA) > THE FLASH PANEL (DAY 2)
CONVENTIONS > 2017 > DRAGON CON (ATLANTA) > SIGNING & PHOTO OP SESSION (DAY 2)
CONVENTIONS > 2017 > DRAGON CON (ATLANTA) > ARROW PANEL (DAY 3)
CONVENTIONS > 2017 > DRAGON CON (ATLANTA) > SIGNING & PHOTO OP SESSION (DAY 3)
CONVENTIONS > 2017 > DRAGON CON (ATLANTA) > MISC.
Wendy Mericle answered the question for this week’s Ask Ausiello:
I am excited to have Katie Cassidy back on Arrow as Black Siren. I hope she stays a villain, because it’s cool to have a regular female villain. What can we expect for her?
Ausiello: You can expect much of the aforementioned villainy, sprinkled with the occasional wish for a turn-around, at least by those who knew her Earth-One doppelgänger. “I don’t know if there’s any question about whether or not the [idea] of redemption will come up; it has to,” co-showrunner Wendy Mericle told TVLine. “Her father is there. Oliver is there. Everyone is going to be asking whether or not it’s possible to find a little piece of Laurel, the Laurel Lance they knew and loved, in there somewhere.” That said, “I think she’s interesting as a [villain],” Mericle asserted. “Black Siren is a badass.”
– UPDATE –
How will someone like Black Siren feel about Dinah suiting up as Black Canary?
Mericle: That’s a great question. I’ll just say this: She’s probably not going to like it very much. [Laughs] I mean, I don’t know how much research she’s done about her Earth-1 Laurel, but I would have to say that I think there’s going to be some sparks flying there.
Katie was seen in Miami some days ago, with her fiancé. We’ve added 66 HQ photos:
CANDIDS > 2017 > JUNE 30: AT THE BEACH IN MIAMI WITH MATTHEW RODGERS
Supermassive Games announced their new projects during E3 2017, and one of them is Katie’s new game – Hidden Agenda, where she plays Homicide Detective Becky Marnie. The game is set to be released later this year, more info below:
“Choice and consequence. Who can you trust?
Can you hold your nerve in the hunt for the infamous ‘Trapper’ killer? Use your mobile device to make tough decisions that impact the branching storyline in this PS4 exclusive crime thriller from the PlayLink range. You never know what’s lurking around each dark and sinister corner…
But this chilling mystery has a twist from the very start: bring up to five friends into play and you’ll each have an objective to work towards. Will you be driving towards a common goal, or working against each other? Influence is power and each choice may alter the unfolding story… but how far will you go to fulfil your own agenda?”
Source: Supermassive Games
Katie announced on her instagram that she just got engaged to her boyfriend, Mattew Rodgers:
“I can’t wait to spend forever with you my darling!! I’m the luckiest girl in the whole world. I ❤️ YOU to the moon and back @mattyice432 Thank you for a magical evening I will forever remember.”
In this new interview with CBR, Wendy Mericle talked about Black Siren’s return:
Speaking of legacy, can you tease your favorite thing about Black Siren’s return?
WM:What I love the most about Black Siren is seeing Katie Cassidy play a badass. [laughs] I mean, she was a badass before as Black Canary, but playing this other role with this darkness to it… it’s just a very interesting color for her to play, as she did Laurel, which she did an amazing job. She brings so much to this role, and it’s really seeing Katie really nail the ins and outs of this character. I think the other interesting thing about it and my favorite part is the impact that it has emotionally on the people who knew Laurel before she was unfortunately killed in Season 4. What does it mean to see this person who looks exactly like this person you loved and have them come back and be evil? It raises all kinds of questions for the people who knew her best, and that part is just absolutely rich character territory that we can play with and we’re really excited about doing that going forward.
Katie was seen once again at the airport on Wednesday (April 05) in Vancouver. We’ve added 6 HQ pictures:
CANDIDS> 2017 > ARRIVING BACK IN VANCOUVER
Katie was seen at YVR Airport with Willa Holland last week (March 27), and we’ve added 24 HQ pictures in the gallery:
CANDIDS > 2017 > ARRIVING BACK IN VANCOUVER WITH WILLA HOLLAND
It’s finally official folks: Katie is returning to Arrow as Black Siren in the last two episodes of season 5, and she will stick around for next season.
“One of the things that most excites us about Arrow is that we go where the story takes us. Last year, the story took us to the tragic death of Laurel Lance. This year, our midseason finale reintroduced us to Laurel’s doppelgänger, Black Siren,” said executive producer Marc Guggenheim in a statement.
“We were so taken by Katie’s fearless interpretation of this character that we knew her story was not yet finished. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Katie back to Arrow as Black Siren, though as her appearances on Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow this season show, she never really left the family.”
Reminder that Katie will also be on the season finale Legends of Tomorrow, and according to Guggenheim it will be a very emotional scene.