Rich Epstein writes for Bleeding Cool:
First off, Tommy Merlyn is back. Collin Donnell popped up halfway throughout the panel and told us that Tommy Merlyn will be back this week as part of the Hong Kong flashbacks.
The panel started with Stephen talking about the loss of the Canary at the end of Season 3 Episode 1 and more hints that Laurel may soon take up the mantle.
We also learned that Arrow will meet up with Malcolm Merlyn the following week. The show will continue to build up through the first 9 episodes, with the fall finale ending on a “literal cliffhanger”. According to Amell, that episode features the longest fight scene they have had on the show, a sword fight for which Oliver is shirtless the entire time (that announcement was greeted by lots of cheers from the women of the audience.)
When asked about the increase in the number of heroes around Starling City, Stephen said that the number of heroes would be important in the resolution of Season 3.
He also said that, much to his chagrin, the first part of the crossover would be called “Flash vs. The Arrow”. The second part will be “The Brave and the Bold”.
More about Arrow to follow.