Cinemablend – Black Siren showed her good and bad side in Season 6 of Arrow, and with Oliver locked away and Diaz in hiding when Season 7 begins, fans are wondering if Katie Cassidy’s Earth-2 vigilante will turn full hero or if she’ll return to her wicked ways. New showrunner Beth Schwartz spoke with CinemaBlend and other outlets during roundtable interviews at San Diego Comic-Con, and said we will continue to wonder such things when Season 7 begins, but did share a bit of what the Laura Lance doppelgänger will be up to when things pick back up:
So, I love Black Siren. She is so fun. What we loved about Katie and the character from last year is that you never really know which side she’s on. Is she good? Is she bad? She falls somewhere in between. And so this year, with Lance’s death — which was really sad, I’m still not over it — she has a lot. You know, she’s pissed. She’s pissed at Diaz, so she has a grudge. And so we’re gonna see her dealing with that. . . . Yeah, she’s gonna play between good and bad again, and we’re gonna see how that affects her when she wants to get revenge for Lance’s death.
Black Siren will apparently be out for blood when Season 7 begins, and she’ll have a major score to settle with Ricardo Diaz for his part in the death of Quentin Lance, among other things. Now, her specific thirst for justice in this case doesn’t seem as if it will lead her to give up her wicked ways, which means she might end up clashing with various members of Team Arrow on her vengeful quest. The positive side of Laurel’s evil streak is that things haven’t changed for her in general as much as they have for Team Arrow proper, so she’s likely been able to continue her search for Diaz uninterrupted, while the heroes have tried to keep their noses clean and names out of vigilante-bashing headlines.
As far as Black Siren’s mixups with our heroes are concerned, Juliana Harkavy teased that Laurel and Dinah will be butting heads again in Season 7. Harkavy, who shared a first look at her character in Season 7 not that long ago, revealed that the two women will still be at odds, similar to how they were throughout Arrow Season 6. But beyond the clashing, it appears each might gain a mutual respect for the other before the season ends. Here’s how Harkavy put it during the Comic-Con roundtables.
It was intense, and I think that relationship and that dynamic is evolving in a very cool way. You know, they are still definitely at odds, but yeah, there is going to be a shift there, for sure. Actually, some of my favorite writing this season has been the stuff between Dinah and Laurel.
Juliana Harkavy was such a fan of her scenes with Laurel this season thus far, it actually had her pitching the duo make their own Birds of Prey group, after the topic came up. Harkavy’s answer all but confirms that Arrow won’t feature an iteration of the iconic superhero team in the first half of Season 7, but it would seem to indicate that Harkavy thinks Dinah and Laurel will be on good enough terms that they could eventually team up for their own spinoff. Of course, Harkavy also pointed to the fact that DC is developing a Birds of Prey movie, and even though she might have thought of that as reasoning to make it happen on Arrow, we all know the DCEU has often led to Arrow excluding or removing characters from its narratives.
As I said before the first trailer for the new season of Arrow was shown at the Comic-Con panel yesterday, It dose not show a lot but we do get to see Katie in lawyer mood still pretending to be Earth 1 Laurel, Will she still be black siren?, will she join team Arrow?, will she be good? guess we will have to wait till October to find out.
unfortunately we have some bad news as much as we were all looking forward to seeing Katie at today’s Comic-Con she has had to pull out and won’t be attending the Arrow SDCC panel later today due to family emergency, I would like to wish Katie the best with this emergency and hope all is ok in the end. But the good news is we should get the see some of season 7 and with it some new Katie footage.
I have found one new (old) interview that Katie did as part of the Capital One Financial Superpower Café Campaign Launch back in April, This one is with the show Coffee With America and has a nice little talk with her.
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So far it looks like Katie will be at this years Comic-Con 2018 with her Arrow cast.
Marvel Studios and HBO are both skipping Comic-Con 2018, so shows like The Big Bang Theory, The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale and Arrow are taking the spotlight instead.
All of these shows and more will be representing Warner Bros TV at the pop culture convention next month, and the studio will even get to move into the prestigious Hall H on Sunday. As usual, there will be autograph signings with key cast members throughout the weekend, a world-premiere of NBC’s Lost-like thriller Manifest, and special screenings of The 100 and ArrowVerse animated spin-off Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
But it’s the panel line-ups we’re all most interested in, so let’s have a look
SATURDAY, JULY 21
Arrow (4.15pm): A special video preview and panel with cast Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Colton Haynes. Ballroom 20.
comicbook.com -On April 27th Capital One launched their Financial Superpower Experience. The initiative aims to educate people about their financial stresses, goals, and problems through a fun, interactive exhibit featuring some killer superhero designs. No superhero-themed launch event would be complete without a real-life superhero on site, and Capital One made sure it had that base covered. Katie Cassidy of Arrow spent the day at the event, which took place less than 24 hours after shooting for Arrow Season 6 wrapped. Cassidy has been a part of the show from day one, playing Laurel Lance/Black Canary as well as the supervillain Black Siren. Since we love them so much here at Geek, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to talk about superheroes. Specifically what they mean to their fans, and what they mean to the people who play them. Cassidy was warm and candid as we discussed Black Canary, ramen noodles, and of course, cats.
So I’m going to start out with a question I’m sure you’ve been asked before: Were you into superheroes when you were a kid?
I was a fan of Catwoman. But Michelle Pfieffer Catwoman especially. Phenomenal.
Who did you look up to as a hero when you were growing up?
In terms of like, providing financial guidance it was actually my grandmother. She was very encouraging towards saving and big on saving up for buying a home which I appreciate. She kind of showed me, guided me through because at 17, 18 my parents were like, ‘Great, if you wanna pursue acting you’re on your own. Good luck with that.’ I think there’s a misinterpretation of where I come from and what family I come from and actually what my upbringing was. It’s very different than what people think. So I moved out when I was 18. I had a couple of thousand dollars to my name. It was a lot of trial and error, and I definitely learned the hard way and went through a short period where I had to ask my mom for groceries. That was about all they were willing to help with. A lot of Top Ramen.
Yeah, I know that life.
Well, don’t worry. It gets better, but I think everybody has to do it.
It builds character.
It builds character, and it also makes you appreciate it more.
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From The Panel
# When asked who was the strongest In real life both Segarra and kirk said Katie would kick there ass’s.
# She absolutely loves Caity and always wants to shoot with her no matter what show it’s on to do it.
# She enjoys going to the crossovers too because it means a change of scenery and she get’s new people to play with.
# kaity said we will learn more about Black Siren next season and her backstory and that redemption is definitely possible.
# Katie, Josh and Kirk she how much the cast look after each over on set and help were they can.
# Katie said Laurel’s death scene was very hard for her to film and the rest of the cast were all there for her.
# When talking about Laurel’s season 1 to 3 journey fun being the lawyer to hitting rock bottom to becoming the black Canary they after that her story was done and although she was in the scenes there was nothing much for her to do anymore and for her to grow the character but now she is the villain it offers her more material to work with and to play about more.
# The cast misheard a man’s name and thinking he said “Lance” Katie told him “be careful, the Lances don’t have the best of luck” when told his real name she then said “it’s ok then your safe”
# When asked about Laurel being the one in the grave, Katie said at first She thought no one was going to be in it, and was just a ploy from the writers, but then she got the called about it being her in it she said “It sucked when I found out I was the one in the grave”.
# She thanked the fan’s for getting her back on the show with all the fan’s outrage over it.
# When asked about her Earth X character and the unrequited love between herself and Oliver Katie said she did known about it but that was all she was saying.
# When Kirk was asked about the romanetes between Diaz and Laurel he said they could have had “some little screaming babies” to which Katie said he killed her father so it’s a no from her.
# She said she has fun this season but felt the cabin episode (6×14 – Collision Course) was her Turning Point with a character arc and getting to dive into more on a storyline, as before that it was frustrating for her just to come in and scream then go away.
# When a little boy came up to ask if Black Siren’s powers would affect him if he took his hearing aids out she said “You Keep them in, they are your superpower” then jumped off the stage to give the little boy a hug, then helped him back to his seat.
# Katie said it was just so freeing to play a villain and loved she could get away with all the evilness.
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Well what a weekend that was, I’m now back home from Heroes and Villains Fan Fest London, And I got to meet and have a little talk with Katie both days of the event and had a photoshoot with her and Caity as well. I am absolutely knackered after two day’s of being up at 5am and just queuing and queuing and more queuing but it did pay off and I got a great seat in Katie’s panel. Photos from the event will be up tomorrow as I am of to bed now but I have put two up top as a little taste for what is coming tomorrow.
Katie and Matt have been on a little vacation the last couple of weeks first in main land Thailand and then one of its neighbouring Islands KO Yao Noi. The other day Katie visited the baan tha khao school to play Lego and things with all the kids there and post some facebook live videos from it.
It’s that time of the year again and I’m off to my second Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in London to see Katie and all the others who will be there for the weekend. As was the same last year I’m not taking my laptop with me for security reasons with both my self and the venue so all updates and photos from the weekend will be added in when I get home on Sunday or Monday. If anyone is going sent me a email, I would love to meet up with people who love Katie.
Last night was the big season final of Arrow season six and man did it not disappoint, Laurel did come full circle from this time last year and we at long long long last got the meeting between Sara and Laurel and we as well go the the exit of Paul Blackthorne with him protecting Laurel it in the end and then dying the same way that Earth 1’s Laurel did with a seizure. Next season is looking good with Laurel becoming one of team Arrow I would say. HD Screen captures are now up in the gallery
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comicbook.com – Arrow’s sixth season comes to a close this week, and it sounds like some interesting things could be in store for Laurel Lance/Black Siren (Katie Cassidy).
ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis recently got a chance to chat with Cassidy during last weekend’s Heroes and Villains FanFest Nashville. In the process, Cassidy’s teased Laurel’s unpredictable role in the season’s fight against Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo).
“I think she’s a really interesting character.” Cassidy explained. “What I love about her too is that you never know what you’re going to get with her. She’s sort of a loose cannon. I also look at her kind of as like her own island, in a way. If you think about it, you’ve got the team, you’ve got Diaz, who [Laurel] is maybe not best friends with now, and then you have me. And so it’s sort of like ‘Where do I stand?'”
While there’s no telling exactly how the season finale will play out, Cassidy hinted that Laurel could grow to be some sort of an ally to Team Arrow, or have the opportunity to kind of make her own way.
“I think, the team, she could definitely be of service to, if they trust her.” Cassidy continued. “I think that’d be a really interesting situation, if the writers decide to go with that route. But I think her having the ability to be this chameleon, and change personalities, and go undercover and in disguise and be this female Jason Bourne is great.”
And as Arrow gears up for it’s seventh season, Cassidy teased what fans could expect for the fan-favorite Earth-2 doppelganger. Fans have seen Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) attempt to reedem Laurel throughout the back half of this season, something that she’s confident could still happen.
”Yeah, absolutely.” Cassidy revealed. “I think there’s room for redemption for her character. And I think, what I believe is that if they do reveal more of her backstory, and sort of tell her story actually, there’ll be a lot more of an understanding of why she acts the way that she does.”
But before that, there’s a chance that the season six finale will drop a bombshell for Laurel, with Blackthorne confirmed to be leaving the show. And while Cassidy is sad to see her longtime co-star go, she hinted that there’s always a chance that he could return to the Arrowverse in some way.
“I love Paul so much.” Cassidy explained. “He’s such an incredible actor and person. He and I got really close, I think he would probably say I was the closest one to him. So, he’s gone, but I mean…is he really gone?”
“It’s sad, it really is.” It makes me sad because we all worked so hard for so long. It just kinda sucks when it’s like…He’s an OG. He was there from day one, I was there from day one, with Stephen, David, and Willa… Let’s hope that there’s a way to work him back in.”