One scene from the Arrow season 1 & 2 sizzle reel shown at Comic Con has caught my attention, the gunfight scene that takes place at Oliver's office at Queen Consolidated (presumably), in presence of Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoake, Diggle and newcomer Isabel Rochev, played by Summer Glau.
I made a gif and screencaps of the scene:
At first sight, it looks like these gunmen are newcomers to Starling City. I wonder who they are and more important who are they working for.
It's unlikely they have been hired by Mamlcom Merlyn since Oliver took him down in season one. And they shoot at Oliver AND Isabel Rochev, which means they're not at the behest of Isabel Rochev (though I would not completely rule out the possibility that it's a diversion from Isabel Rochev).
Ok I've done more than one wild guesses on this forum, but could that be Malcolm Merlyn by any chance?
At first look the little one can figure is that they are not familiar to the Arrow himself atleast. Ohter than that if my guess is incorrect, again.... >_< Then I remain in a complete fog until the ep airs. Unless some comic book digging can give you anything that is, but I doubt that as if this was the case we would already know who they are. Which is great about this show, it doesn't simply copy/paste what's in the comics, it adds it's own touch with out ruining much of anything in the process. That way it keeps the things exciting.
However if this is Malcolm then things would be really interesting in terms of, why didn't he stalked the Arrow somewhere in the dark where he will be alone and won't expect it, even if he didn't cared if he had arrow unprepared or not, again, why not go alone and why use a shotgun instead of an arrow as he did in s01.