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Stephen Amell really wants to play Green Arrow in the Justice League movie

07.10.2013

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I haven't seen The CW's ARROW so I can't vouch for Stehen Amell's portrayal of Green Arrow/The Hood, but a few of my friends who have seen the show say it's pretty good and Amell kicks all kinds of ass. But would the actor be down with playing The Emerald Archer in the planned JUSTICE LEAGUE movie?

Short answer: yes. The longer answer comes courtesy of an interview SciFiNow had with the Amell. Not only is the actor interested, he says he would "sweep the floors" after filming was done if it meant he could join JUSTICE LEAGUE. Amell went on to talk about how even though Green Arrow isn't a first tier character, his popularity could increase with a movie, just like Marvel's Iron Man:

I think that Green Arrow has an opportunity to mature in much the same way Iron Man did in the Marvel universe. He wasn’t necessarily a top level character, but because they made an Iron Man movie and it was successful, it vaulted him up and now he anchors the Avengers.

So does Green Arrow have a shot at JUSTICE LEAGUE? Amell believes so and thinks the recent interest in archery could help:

It’s always up to what’s popular at the moment. Right now archery seems to be having a mini renaissance, so hopefully he can settle into a firm rotating member of the DC Justice League of America.

The problem is what's popular now might not be popular (or at least as popular) in 2015, which is when JUSTICE LEAGUE is penciled in to be released. Another issue might be that ARROW's Oliver Queen seems to be very similar to Bruce Wayne/Batman. In the comics Green Arrow is a wisecracking ladies man but the series appears to have a darker and more somber tone. And if there's going to be a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie there's probably a 99% chance Batman will appear in it anyway, so would it make sense to have two characters in the movie who will essentially be bringing the same thing to the table? Probably not. If they keep the character's personality for the film like it is in the comic there shouldn't be a problem, but I think one brooding superhero in the group is enough.

Season two of ARROW will premiere on October 9th, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: Who do you want to see play Green Arrow in JUSTICE LEAGUE? My vote's for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Source: SciFiNow

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5:07PM on 07/10/2013
Arrows a great show - I really enjoyed it...but for the reasons you put forward...it wouldn't make sense for both Wayne/Batman and Queen/Arrow to be in the same movie. That said, I have no problem with Arrow being bought in to the planned (mythical?) DC cinematic universe. I would have loved for Man Of Steel to have a clip of someone holding the Daily Planet with a front page headline referencing the season ending destruction of part of Starling City. Oh well, my recent posts are littered
Arrows a great show - I really enjoyed it...but for the reasons you put forward...it wouldn't make sense for both Wayne/Batman and Queen/Arrow to be in the same movie. That said, I have no problem with Arrow being bought in to the planned (mythical?) DC cinematic universe. I would have loved for Man Of Steel to have a clip of someone holding the Daily Planet with a front page headline referencing the season ending destruction of part of Starling City. Oh well, my recent posts are littered with animosity towards how WB are handling everything so...oh well... it wasn't to be.

One final point about Arrow and Batman being too similar in their current live action incarnations....they were pretty similar in Justice League Unlimited and it worked well. In fact, that Queen was a pretty cool guy with a moral compass that was possibly higher than that of Wayne's - the whole questioning the role of the JL during the project Cadmus stuff was good stuff - definitely a better Queen/Arrow than the Queen/Arrow that showed up in the animated The Batman series...who was clearly setup to be less cleverer than Wayne's Batman. The Arrow in Smallville was one of the best things in that series and was clearly modelled on Batman/Wayne who never appeared in the series.
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4:14PM on 07/10/2013
Arrow is a good show but it inherently rejects all the "SUPER" aspects about GREEN Arrow that I don't think this would be a good fit or a good pick. They're taking the Nolan Batman route where everything has to be ultra realistic and not at all fantastical...like I said, it's a fun enough show, but it's not really Green Arrow.
Arrow is a good show but it inherently rejects all the "SUPER" aspects about GREEN Arrow that I don't think this would be a good fit or a good pick. They're taking the Nolan Batman route where everything has to be ultra realistic and not at all fantastical...like I said, it's a fun enough show, but it's not really Green Arrow.
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3:49PM on 07/10/2013
The Arrow series is watchable fluff. Certainly better than it might have been. Amell is fine in the role and if they tweaked his character a bit his Green Arrow could work in a cinematic incarnation.
The Arrow series is watchable fluff. Certainly better than it might have been. Amell is fine in the role and if they tweaked his character a bit his Green Arrow could work in a cinematic incarnation.
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1:53PM on 07/10/2013
Goddamn! That is a great casting choice for Green Arrow. I've checked out the series, not all that impressed. As far as having a superhero show on the air, it's good because it will appeal to a mass audience and they've aped Batman enough to draw in the regular non-comic-book-nerd crowd. But as far as translating that character to the big screen, no. You're right, he's far too similar to Batman, and let's be honest people want to see Batman in a JLA movie over Green Arrow. But that
Goddamn! That is a great casting choice for Green Arrow. I've checked out the series, not all that impressed. As far as having a superhero show on the air, it's good because it will appeal to a mass audience and they've aped Batman enough to draw in the regular non-comic-book-nerd crowd. But as far as translating that character to the big screen, no. You're right, he's far too similar to Batman, and let's be honest people want to see Batman in a JLA movie over Green Arrow. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't use Green Arrow in a JLA movie, they should just use the comic book version of the Green Arrow, b/c that is a great character. And you're idea of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a great idea for who should play the role. He has the look and he has the charisma to pull off the character.
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1:21PM on 07/10/2013
The show itself is very mediocre (other than some kickass hand-to-hand combat), but Amell's protrayal of Arrow (or "The Hood Guy") is awesomely badass! Although I agree, his Ollie Queen persona is very wooden and needs improvement. It'd be cool to have Arrow-Universe to be connected with WB's Cinematic Universe, much like SHIELD (and unlike Smallville, this one is still technically possible), but honestly, in reality there's very VERY little chance of that happening.
The show itself is very mediocre (other than some kickass hand-to-hand combat), but Amell's protrayal of Arrow (or "The Hood Guy") is awesomely badass! Although I agree, his Ollie Queen persona is very wooden and needs improvement. It'd be cool to have Arrow-Universe to be connected with WB's Cinematic Universe, much like SHIELD (and unlike Smallville, this one is still technically possible), but honestly, in reality there's very VERY little chance of that happening.
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12:49PM on 07/10/2013
Amell is actually quite good portraying The Arrow or The Green Arrow. I like the series a lot. He can definitely carry the role.
Amell is actually quite good portraying The Arrow or The Green Arrow. I like the series a lot. He can definitely carry the role.
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12:34PM on 07/10/2013

The guy sucks.

One of the worst actors on television, one of the reasons I can't even watch Arrow, I was really looking forward to it as well. Keep him as far away from the JL movie as possible. Mike Vogel from Under the Dome and Bates Motel would be a better choice, in fact that's who the CW should have hired in the first place, at least the guy has some personality. Actually Vogel would be a decent Aquaman too, sorry Vinny Chase!
One of the worst actors on television, one of the reasons I can't even watch Arrow, I was really looking forward to it as well. Keep him as far away from the JL movie as possible. Mike Vogel from Under the Dome and Bates Motel would be a better choice, in fact that's who the CW should have hired in the first place, at least the guy has some personality. Actually Vogel would be a decent Aquaman too, sorry Vinny Chase!
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12:22PM on 07/10/2013

Jensen Ackles!!!

Jensen is my choice for Green Arrow and for Uncharted too. ( he would be a better Hawkeye in my opinion)
Jensen is my choice for Green Arrow and for Uncharted too. ( he would be a better Hawkeye in my opinion)
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12:13PM on 07/10/2013
He does a fantastic job on Arrow, but I'd rather see someone else portray him on the big screen. Let Amell portray him on Arrow on the small screen. And also, it would be too confusing for fans of the show trying to make the connection. Same reason why Welling couldn't be considered for Man of Steel or Rosenbaum for Lex Luthor in the sequel. I mean I do hope we get to see the character in a Justice League film, but Amell won't be the one shooting the arrows.

I think Charlie Hunnam or Jensen
He does a fantastic job on Arrow, but I'd rather see someone else portray him on the big screen. Let Amell portray him on Arrow on the small screen. And also, it would be too confusing for fans of the show trying to make the connection. Same reason why Welling couldn't be considered for Man of Steel or Rosenbaum for Lex Luthor in the sequel. I mean I do hope we get to see the character in a Justice League film, but Amell won't be the one shooting the arrows.

I think Charlie Hunnam or Jensen Ackles would both make great Green Arrows and would bring alot of depth to the role.
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12:01PM on 07/10/2013
Not happening, bud
Not happening, bud
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11:59AM on 07/10/2013

Amell is...

...very "soapy" as Queen/Arrow. Plays overly moody/melodramatic. Of course, this is The CW, so it's sufficient.
...very "soapy" as Queen/Arrow. Plays overly moody/melodramatic. Of course, this is The CW, so it's sufficient.
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11:23AM on 07/10/2013

Jensen Ackles!!!

Jensen is my choice for Green Arrow and for Uncharted too. ( he would be a better Hawkeye in my opinion)
Jensen is my choice for Green Arrow and for Uncharted too. ( he would be a better Hawkeye in my opinion)
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10:43AM on 07/10/2013
My biggest problem with Stephen Amell is not when he's the "Green Hood" but more when he's "Oliver Queen". It seems like someone thought that it would be a good thing for him to play him like a large piece of lumber. He always looks (to me) like he's very uncomfortable. I'm sure he's a fine actor, but the "civilian" portrayal just seems off.
My biggest problem with Stephen Amell is not when he's the "Green Hood" but more when he's "Oliver Queen". It seems like someone thought that it would be a good thing for him to play him like a large piece of lumber. He always looks (to me) like he's very uncomfortable. I'm sure he's a fine actor, but the "civilian" portrayal just seems off.
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10:39AM on 07/10/2013

Ewan Mcgregor for Oliver Queen

Yuh.
Yuh.
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10:34AM on 07/10/2013
I've actually been thinking about this. Since Marvel will have the S.H.I.E.L.D. show that's tied into the movies, DC could go ahead and incorporate a show that's already on the air into their film universe. Probably won't happen since Warner's film and TV departments don't work well together, but it would be cool none the less.
I've actually been thinking about this. Since Marvel will have the S.H.I.E.L.D. show that's tied into the movies, DC could go ahead and incorporate a show that's already on the air into their film universe. Probably won't happen since Warner's film and TV departments don't work well together, but it would be cool none the less.
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10:24AM on 07/10/2013

Iron Man might be a bad comparison

I mean, he's technically right on about how IM was not as popular a character who skyrocketed after his film. But IM was also played by Robert Downey Jr. Which Steven Amell is not. So.... Yeah.
I mean, he's technically right on about how IM was not as popular a character who skyrocketed after his film. But IM was also played by Robert Downey Jr. Which Steven Amell is not. So.... Yeah.
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10:04AM on 07/10/2013
Stephen Amell was funny in the HBO series Hung, but I don't watch Arrow. I totally agree with the extra tidbit choice.
Stephen Amell was funny in the HBO series Hung, but I don't watch Arrow. I totally agree with the extra tidbit choice.
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9:59AM on 07/10/2013
He's doing an okay job on Arrow, but I think Justin Hartley actually did a little better in Smallville. And I have to qualify this statement by saying I much prefer Arrow to Smallville. After watching Pacific Rim, I think Charlie Hunnam might make a pretty good Ollie. Re the extra tidbit, I think I would prefer Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for Aquaman.
He's doing an okay job on Arrow, but I think Justin Hartley actually did a little better in Smallville. And I have to qualify this statement by saying I much prefer Arrow to Smallville. After watching Pacific Rim, I think Charlie Hunnam might make a pretty good Ollie. Re the extra tidbit, I think I would prefer Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for Aquaman.
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