A few weeks ago Warner Bros. announced its DC movie slate which will run through to 2020 and also revealed that Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being A Wallflower) will be portraying the big screen version of The Flash. Stephen Amell – star of the CW’s hit show Arrow – has been speaking to The WSJ and has given his thoughts on the recent DC movie announcement.
When asked about the prospect of a Green Arrow movie he said:
“I am completely indifferent. First of all, wanting a movie undersells the idea that making 23 episodes a year isn’t a huge achievement…I’d put making 23 hours of interesting content in a TV season up against anything on the film side. It is difficult for me to want or envision an Arrow movie when we are shooting the 10th episode of our third season with 13 more episodes to go and in all likelihood 3 more seasons on the other side of that. I’m interested in keeping that content fresh. Once we get to the end of that road, maybe then I’ll shift my focus.”
He was then asked if he’d be up for reprising the role on the big screen if and when a Green Arrow movie becomes an eventuality:
“Yes. Of course…who knows, they might find a fantastic actor to play Oliver Queen on the feature side who has a different take on the character. I’m certainly a departure from the typical Oliver Queen from the comic books. I just think that everybody needs to be patient with the whole thing. The fact that DC and Warner have announced all these comic book features is nothing but good for business.”
On the topic of Grant Gustin not being in The Flash movie version:
“I feel like it should be Grant doing the movie. But the important thing to remember is just because Grant Gustin plays the part of Barry Allen doesn’t mean Ezra Miller can’t also play Barry Allen. There can be different interpretations of the character. Anyone who is a fan of the comics knows the Flash character is one of the forces that leads to parallel universes.”
So what do you think of Stephen Amell’s comments? Would you like him to play Oliver Queen in a Green Arrow movie?