Stephen Amell Talks JUSTICE LEAGUE; Believes ARROW Will Soon Use "Green Arrow" Name
Arrow star Stephen Amell reveals why he's relieved that Geoff Johns recently made it clear that the DC movie and television universes are two separate entities, before going on to reveal that he believes the show will soon be calling "The Arrow", "Green Arrow". Oh, and the goatee? Read on for details...
Collider caught up with Arrow star Stephen Amell during this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, and following the news that the television and movie DC universes will be kept apart for the foreseeable future (you can read more details on that by clicking here), the site were quick to question him about whether or not he's relieved to no longer have to deal with questions and speculation in regards to if he'll be a part of Zack Snyder's future Justice League movie. "Yes — and by the way, there’s a The Flash show, we have Firestorm, we have Canary, we have The Atom… The actual Justice League film — I don’t know when that’s coming out. You can watch The Justice League on television now. But the reason I’m happy to not have to answer the question anymore is because I think it undersold what we did on TV. I would put our degree of difficulty – having to produce twenty-two episodes of television every year, spinning off the show, giving people the confidence to green-light other DC properties — up there with producing a two hundred million dollar film. They’re very different things. I never want to feel as though our existence is only going to be justified by being part of the cinematic universe. That has nothing to do with anything. We are stamping out our own spot."
"I really do think we are moving to a spot where we will refer to my character as ‘The Green Arrow’," the actor revealed when talk then turned to how The CW series will continue to develop the Starling City superhero currently known as "The Arrow" (which is a huge improvement over "The Vigilante" name he went by during season one). "We are moving to a spot where we will continue to embrace the fundamental classic elements of the character. Because we have that license now. We’re 46 episodes in. People like it. They buy into it. But unless this character is evolving — The Hood to Arrow to The Green Arrow — then people are going to lose interest. So I always want there to be a journey for him. And this year’s journey is really interesting."
Will that journey include a certain goatee? "No."
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