The Arrow season 7 trailer was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con panel yesterday, while Katie Cassidy couldn’t be there to talk with fans about Laurel in the new season, it doesn’t show that much in the trailer anyway, but we do get to see Katie still pretending to be Earth 1 Laurel Lance, Will she still be Black Siren?, will she join Team Arrow? Will she be good? It looks like we’ll just have to wait till October to find out.
Bad news, Katie Cassidy won’t be attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con nor the “Arrow” Panel later today, she had to pull out due to a family emergency. We hope everything turns out ok in the end of whatever the emergency is with her family. However, the good news is we should get to see some “Arrow” season 7 footage with Katie in it.
Katie Cassidy will be making an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with her “Arrow” cast.
The shows taking the spotlight are ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Arrow’, because Marvel Studios and HBO are both skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year.
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 Arrow-Verse 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.
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 super villain 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 Pfeiffer’s 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.”
– COMICBOOK.COM (Click link to read the rest of the interview.)
Katie Cassidy has been attending Heroes & Villains Fan Fest London and could be seen at the “Arrow” Villain’s Panel on May 27th, 2019. During the panel, she talked about the possibility of there being a redemption for Earth 2’s Laurel Lance / Black Siren. Check out the short clip here below.