If you’re going to be a hero on Arrow and you need a kick ass costume, who better to help visualize it than concept artist extraordinaire, Andy Poon.
More amazing artwork has been released by Andy Poon to coincide with the release of Arrow: Season 3 Blu Ray set that is currently available. Poon has brought to life both the characters of Speedy and Katana for the series with the costume designs themselves courtesy of costume designer Mya Mani.
Ever since the first season of Arrow Thea Queen was nicknamed “Speedy” but it was Roy Harper that became Oliver Queen’s side-kick. That is until he took on the name “Arsenal” and Thea, having been trained by the “League of Assassins” became a superhero in her own right. She modifies Roy’s costume and becomes a superhero. Thea tried to take the nickname Red Arrow, but Oliver said everyone already knew her as Speedy. In the comics Mia Dearden successfully petitioned to be Green Arrow’s new sidekick and she eventually joined the “Teen Titans”.
Devon Aoki was originally scheduled to play Katana in season three of Arrow but had to drop out after a scheduling conflict. Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine) was recast as Katana.
Via: Film Sketchr