FanExpo '13: Watch Stephen Amell Discuss ARROW Season 2, JUSTICE LEAGUE & More

Discussing the possibilites of him appearing in Warner Bros' live-action Justice League, who needed to approve Barry Allen to appear in Arrow's 2nd Season and much more, check out Stephen Amell's panel from Fan Expo Canada 2013.

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By Alex Lynch - 8/26/2013

In this interesting panel from Arrow's Stephen Amell, the moderators and crowd dissect him for as much information as possible. He also shares some thoughts on whether or not he could be in Justice League, which surprising name needed to approve The Flash appearing and teases whether or not Barry will have actual superpowers, so check out some text highlights and watch what you can below!

- Season 1 picks up 5 months later, STarling City is in close to a Police State. Quentin Lance, Laurel and Thea get new jobs. Moira is now in prison. Felicity is "a lot sexier".

- DC characters "everywhere." They gave them the "car keys" of the universe. Bronze Tiger, Sebastian Blood, The Flash, Isabel Rochev are only the start. We see Black Canary "almost immediately".

- He's up to reprising the role of Oliver Queen in Justice Leauge.

- They needed approval all the way up to Christopher Nolan to use Barry Allen on Arrow because he's the big guy when it comes to "all things Warner Bros and DC"

- Says he won't be playing Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey; "I don't forsee myself being involved in that project"

- Says he'd like to play General Zod or The Riddler. Says Jim Carrey would've been great in the Nolan trilogy.

- Thinks that Nolan's Batman trilogy is the greatest in superhero cinematic history.

- Finale budget wasn't more costly than any other episode

- Says "No Comment" on whether or not Slade Wilson will be in present-day Starling City.

- There will be more hints towards "Olicity" becoming a reality.

- There was no pressure becoming Oliver Queen. David Nutter (who directed Game Of Thrones' Red Wedding and the Arrow pilot) told Stephen that he cast the majority of CW genre show stars (Welling, Jared & Jensen) told Stephen that he's the guy for the job.

- Who'd win in a pull-up contest? Stephen Amell or Ben Affleck? Ben probably could.

- "I've never seen one minute of Smallville", didn't take inspiration from Hartley. Took it from Gus from Breaking Bad

- The idea behind season 1 is that superpowers didn't exist. That idea is no longer existent.





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staypuffed - 8/26/2013, 3:03 PM
Good show. Looking forward to s2.
TheBlackNerd - 8/26/2013, 3:07 PM
"-He's up to reprising the role of Oliver Queen in Justice Leauge."


superotherside - 8/26/2013, 3:18 PM
Good show. Just wish they would drop the soap opera feel to it. Oliver doesn't need a new girl friend every 5 to 7 episodes.
CherryBomb - 8/26/2013, 3:20 PM
Felicity is sexier?

This is what I'm worried about. They're gonna turn her into a bimbo simp so fanboys can drool over her. :(

I liked her before, she was more down to earth and cute.
SamM - 8/26/2013, 3:20 PM
hey needed approval all the way up to Christopher Nolan to use Barry Allen on Arrow because he's the big guy when it comes to "all things Warner Bros and DC" wow
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 3:29 PM
I love the show. I just wish they would develop Oliver into what he was in the comic book.
soforizo - 8/26/2013, 3:29 PM
superotherside - 8/26/2013, 3:18 PM
Good show. Just wish they would drop the soap opera feel to it. Oliver doesn't need a new girl friend every 5 to 7 episodes.
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Unfortunately, the soap opera is a necessary evil for the female demo in that channel. But it's separate enough from the action for me to look forward to and enjoy the rest of the show.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 3:30 PM
@Mac Did you just @ yourself?
ColonelKilgore - 8/26/2013, 3:31 PM
I'm with cherrybomb. Felicity was fine just the way she was. Also, she looks better with glasses.
Lhornbk - 8/26/2013, 3:33 PM
Please, please, please don't let Nolan have that much power over the movies. Quite frankly, that's scary. I liked the TDK trilogy, but not enough to want him to have total control over what happens in the DC universe.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 3:33 PM
@MAC It happens.
thewonderer - 8/26/2013, 3:35 PM
Better than needing RDJs permission to do everything
Godzillafart - 8/26/2013, 3:38 PM
I'd love for them to drop the soap opera writing on this show. It's fun, but could be so much better.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 3:41 PM
@LEVI Not gonna lie...That sold me on Cranston as Luther for some odd reason.
Godzillafart - 8/26/2013, 3:41 PM
@Levitikuz: I think affleck is a terrible choice, but I do have to give you credit. If he pulls it off you are perhaps the only fanboy I know who thrown your support behind him from the beginning.
Grayson7954 - 8/26/2013, 3:42 PM
@mac, chew it over....with a twix
Timerider84 - 8/26/2013, 3:45 PM
If they do add Stephen Amell to Justice League, then Barry Allen from JL needs to be the same Barry Allen from the show.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 3:47 PM
If Goyer/Snyder can get both Nolan and Affleck involved in the script, then the movie would have potential to be amazing.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 3:48 PM
Cumberbatch was my first choice as Batman. I think the dude could pull of a scary Batman without even trying. And he has the acting chops for Wayne.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 3:53 PM
@Firgosaurus I always thought Barry Allen, but if they are doing a TV series on the Flash, I'm pretty sure they will go with a much smaller name.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 3:54 PM
I don't think anyone is gonna get a Barry Allen pick right.
bazinga85 - 8/26/2013, 3:57 PM
Cranston for gordon, Strong for luthor, unless they include the GL movie as canon which I'd be fine w/ cuz he was perfect as sinestro. Oh, and Amell's awesome, hope they use Arrow as canon.
gmoney0505 - 8/26/2013, 3:57 PM
Mark Strong makes a better Sinestro than he would a Lex Luthor. He is Sinestro from the looks all the way down to the way you would envision him speaks
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 3:57 PM
Is the Cranston as Luthor news confirmed and if so, why hasn't anyone posted an article yet?
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 4:02 PM
@Firg Two Words: CHRIS PINE
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 4:03 PM
@Levi I'm not gonna lie, Barry wouldn't be MY lead, but it does sounds interesting, and I would watch it.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 4:04 PM
@Firg Chris Pine as Hal, Not Barry.
gmoney0505 - 8/26/2013, 4:08 PM
As for Arrow, The show is very great. Yep villains gets changed. Some a hit, some a miss. But the overall story line throughout the season and them always keeping you up to your toes is what made season 1 a hit. All those episodes was worth the wait especially to see the last 2 episodes. This show has the right person to play Oliver in any medium I love9He played him in Injustice too) and the right guy to play Slade Wilson I would love to see in movies. Jon Barrowman is the truth, Manu Bennet is the truth, and Amell is the truth to see him grow as an actor from episode 1 to 23.

and again ARROW ACTION!!!!




ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 4:09 PM
I feel stupid for forgetting that this was an article about Arrow.
mcminnjb1990 - 8/26/2013, 4:10 PM
I guess Nolan is godfathering this universe
ComicFan523 - 8/26/2013, 4:10 PM
I'd be OK with Amell in Justice League, Arrow is a great show and why recast the character. Same thing with Flash, why cast another actor for the movie?
OldBenKenobi - 8/26/2013, 4:11 PM
The DC news just keep sounding better and better.
dnno1 - 8/26/2013, 4:15 PM
So Nolan signed off on Flash appearing on "Arrow"? It must be perfect.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 4:18 PM
@MAC Ok...that's a bit too far.
FordEl - 8/26/2013, 4:23 PM
justice League? As in Cinematic Justice League? Yes!!!!!
PersonaPostOvo - 8/26/2013, 4:27 PM
Damian Lewis, Liev Schrieber, Jeffrey Donovan, Matthew McConaughey, Daniel Day Lewis or Idris Elba for Lex Luthor.
PersonaPostOvo - 8/26/2013, 4:30 PM
And the love triangle in TDK and the love scene between Talia and Bruce wasn't a soap opera?
CaptainPresley - 8/26/2013, 4:34 PM
Season 2 sounds awesome. The only thing that will make me happier is if they confirm "Arrow" is part of the DCCU!
Ineedrevelation - 8/26/2013, 4:39 PM
Get to the part where Diggle becomes Arsenal already dammit!!!!
Jhuntdaprodigy - 8/26/2013, 4:41 PM
I would definitely love to see Stephen reprise Green Arrow in a Justice League movie, and whoever is cast to play Barry can reprise his role in the film as well. A Flash origin film with Zoom is a bad idea, and all his other villains can't really hold down an entire movie. This would negate that problem, as well as the issue of only Batman & Superman having established back-stories in the DCCU continuity. This way, we'd have 4 established superheroes by the time the film comes out. Although I think they at least need to make a Wonder Woman film first, introducing her in the actual film doesn't seem right to me. But what do I know?
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