As filming for season 3 of Arrow is currently underway, a new report hints at the inclusion of a new DC comics character, Nightwing on the CW series.
On August 11, speculation began that The Vampire Diaries alum, Steven McQueen, would be stepping in as Nightwing for the next chapter of Arrow. While there is no official announcement from the creators or the network about this bit of news, the addition seems credible.
In a recent fan interaction on Facebook, Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen on the show, was asked about which new character he would like to see in season 3. "Nightwing would be pretty badass," he stated.
Later, McQueen actively tweeted about Nightwing while tagging Arrow and the show's writers. He even went on to post a pictures of himself on Instagram and Twitter, showing him training for the part.
The official press release for season 3 of the show was released last month:
"After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. He returned home to Starling City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice.
To do this, he creates the persona of the Arrow and allies himself with former military man John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), street brawler Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) and international assassin Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), while keeping his secret from those closest to him including his sister Thea (Willa Holland), who has allied herself with his most deadly enemy. Rivalries and allegiances will shift as Oliver faces his most difficult challenge yet."
The finale of season 2 of Arrow aired on May 14 on the CW. Season 3 premieres on October 8 on The CW.
Watch the trailer for season 3: