Following the TCA presentation the other day, "Arrow"executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has spoken with EW about the upcoming third season of the series. In the process, he teased this year's main villain and how he differs from last year's central antagonist Slade Wilson:
"Slade had a very specific agenda - he was out for revenge and had set up this elaborate five-year plot. What's interesting about the villain in season three is that he doesn't necessarily disagree with [Oliver]. He doesn't have any personal animus towards the Arrow, and he actually in some ways has a very similar worldview. [But] the Arrow is thinking too small."
Kreisberg also spoke about the previously announced "The Flash" crossover episodes which will air this Fall:
"It's really going to be an adventure with the Arrow and Flash on both episodes. Watching the two teams come together and fight alongside each other, it's one of the most fun parts. We just don't believe in waiting. We really believe in accelerated storytelling and especially for those first nine episodes of the season--for both shows--hopefully we’ve designed it so that none of these [make you say], ‘Well, I missed that one, it's fine.'"
"The Flash" pilot makes its debut on October 7th, the third season of "Arrow" premieres the following day.