In spite of rumors to the contrary and even photos that appeared to place him on set recently, it appears as though former Arrow actor Colton Haynes is not confirmed for a Season Five guest appearance at this point.
That's according to TVLine, who heard it from showrunner Wendy Mericle. Saying that there are no current plans, though, doesn't preclude the writers from pitching ideas that might bring Roy Harper back to Star City.
"We would have Roy back in a heartbeat," Mericle said. "If the right circumstances come up and the right storyline presents itself, absolutely."
The former Teen Wolf star left Arrow at the end of Season Three, later citing mental health issues that caused him severe anxiety while performing. He's been mostly lying low since, although he did make a guest appearance in Season Four..
With Diggle's departure from the team and Black Canary's death, the only two members of Team Arrow left standing at the end of Season Four were Oliver and Felicity, who have drafted some help in the form of Echo Kellum, otherwise known as Mister Terrific.
They'll need all the help they can get as they take on a new vigilante, one who has a history with Oliver, and a true reason to hold a grudge. In fact, you could say he or she only exists because of Oliver, and that will play a major role throughout the season.
Combined with the return of Madison McLaughlin's Artemis, and new addition Cody Rhodes as a yet unnamed character, things will be quite busy in the Arrowverse this year. Not to mention the mystery of what Laurel told Oliver in her final moments, which is the biggest question mark leading into next season.
Arrow returns to The CW on Wednesday, October 5th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.