Stephen Amell Fan Q&A Covers Goatees, Nightwing And More

While touring Facebook HQ, Arrow star Stephen Amell engaged in a fan Q&A on his official facebook page. The highlights include questions about Oliver Queen's iconic facial hair, Nightwing and more.

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By Mark Julian - 6/27/2014
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As we patiently await the Fall season premiere of Arrow season 3, Stephen Amell is kind enough to keep the fans in the loop on his training and stop at various comic book conventions across the US. He's also active on his official Facebook page, and recently fielded some fan questions while, fittingly enough, touring Facebook HQ. Here are the highlights:
 
[Note: Amell answered fan questions in the comment section, not in the video.]

-Q: Will we ever see the famous Oliver Queen goatee on Arrow?
AMELL: This video is probably as close as you'll ever get.

-Q:Will Oliver and Felicity ever get together?
AMELL: Funnily enough, that's the first time I've ever been asked that question. It was good to see us completely destroy the TV Guide poll yesterday, I will say that.

-Q: Have you ever thought about trying American Ninja Warrior?
AMELL: I have. YOUR MOVE American Ninja Warrior.

-Q:Will you sport the infamous Goatee of the Green Arrow in the next season ?
AMELL: ............................................... No.

-Q: Will Arrow eventually upgrade his suit to some body armor? I think that would be awesome!
AMELL: Stay tuned ;)

-Q: There have been rumors about Nightwing making an appearance in Arrow. Do you know anything about that or do we just have to wait and see.?
AMELL: You always have to wait and see.

-Q: What can we expect from Season 3 and how is it different from the past two seasons?
AMELL: Every season is a chapter. If you want to get a good road map of where Season 3 is going to go, pay particular attention to the themes of our premiere.

-Q: Have you thought about putting together a workout routine for some to follow?
AMELL: Ya... Only because I keep seeing rip offs on the internet. There's even a random post with my body on Joe Manganiello's head. Weird.

-Q: If you could be any other superhero or villain, who would it be and why?
AMELL: General Zod because of Terence Stamp.

-Q: Will you be coming to the NYC Comic-Con?
AMELL: Don't think so this year. Had a great time in 2012.

-Q: Will you be watching Gotham this fall? Assuming you like superhero shows...
AMELL: I certainly like Ben McKenzie... But I will probably only watch sports (and Parenthood) this Fall. My schedule is crazy. If the reports are good then I will catch up at a later date.

-Q: Will there be any crossover plans with Flash beyond the pilot?
AMELL: I mean... probably. But I've only seen the pilot.

-Q: You shared that you did musical theater at one time. Can you sing something for us?
AMELL: No. Secondarily... there will never EVER be a musical episode of Arrow. Can't say the same for the Flash. They've got musical chops over there.

-Q: What other DC characters would you like to see appear on Arrow?
AMELL: Nightwing would be pretty bad ass.

Q: Will Ra's al Ghul be making an appearance on Arrow??
AMELL: I'm going to respond to that, but I'm not actually going to answer it.

For the remaining balance of the fan Q&A, check out Amell's official Facebook Page.
  Arrow season 3 premieres October 8, 2014 on The CW.
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MrReese - 6/27/2014, 9:15 AM
Hopefully Nightwing & Ra's show up at some point or another.Hope he sports that beard also.
FosterFrenzy - 6/27/2014, 9:25 AM
nightwing nightwing nightwing is all im hearing, i like what im hearing, but what about RED HOOD dammit.
DCGuy - 6/27/2014, 9:25 AM
CLEVER MAN STEPHEN AMELL,CLEVER MAN....
ManofSteel22 - 6/27/2014, 9:26 AM
his beard is really cool,very green arrow, why wouldn't they use that at some point, apart from his long beard when he was on the island
drfate - 6/27/2014, 9:27 AM
Nice interview, I like it. short. Not long winded blowhard. Cool. I didn't see season 2, I'll have to catch up somehow.
Arrowhead77 - 6/27/2014, 9:27 AM
He is such a badass!
grif - 6/27/2014, 9:29 AM
american ninja warrior is awesome.
McGee - 6/27/2014, 9:29 AM
I was hoping the last question would be:

"But what about the goatee?"
BatManiac - 6/27/2014, 9:29 AM
I really don't care about seeing Nightwing on the show. I'd rather see Red Hood (Jason Todd).
Ranger14 - 6/27/2014, 9:32 AM
Interesting that he said Terrance Stamp.
yossarian - 6/27/2014, 9:37 AM
I got the girlies in the coupe like the Colonel has the chicken.
Lemons - 6/27/2014, 9:38 AM
He is seriously starting to look like Oliver Queen. And I'm starting to believe he is.
yingyangpalms - 6/27/2014, 9:43 AM
There's been enough Batman characters there already. To hell with Nightwing!!

The focus of the show should be on making Arrow himself more cool. Even if they must give him attributes not in the comics.

Laurel, Thea, Merlyn are characters the need to be dropped. The show needs a better Arrow, more development of Diggle and Felicity and far less cut aways to the island.

The question about Nightwing needs to be addressed and put to rest.
TheMexicanSuperman - 6/27/2014, 9:44 AM
Thank God no one asked that if the Arrow universe is in the DCCU. They should be separated forever.
SupermanFan - 6/27/2014, 9:44 AM
NO NO NO Ra's
Nigrutin - 6/27/2014, 9:45 AM
But the real question is.. will he have the goatee in the show?
TheMexicanSuperman - 6/27/2014, 9:46 AM
@yossarian, Que?
Doopie - 6/27/2014, 9:47 AM
i want to know who will crack first...McKenzie with the 'tache or Amell with the goatee?
Darth258 - 6/27/2014, 9:49 AM
General Zod because of Terence Stamp

Some people here is going to have a stroke.

Thegeekygurl - 6/27/2014, 9:49 AM
Like to hear Amell's nod to Terence Stamp. Stamp is the only Zod. The Michael Shannon Zod was unremarkable.

Michael Rosenbaum was a great Lex but a terrible Zod.

And Callum Blue just didn't fit the part. But he was better when he returned the last time.
tongtong - 6/27/2014, 9:50 AM
People should have asked if he intends to improve his acting.
Doopie - 6/27/2014, 9:50 AM
I really didn't like Callum Blue in that role. The whole Kryptonian survivors storyline was a bit whack
sKeemAn - 6/27/2014, 9:55 AM
Nightwing and a possible Ra's. Yeah thats awesome. I think we will be seeing more of the League next season
Action - 6/27/2014, 9:59 AM
@tongtong- LOL He is pretty good.

CookieKid247 - 6/27/2014, 10:01 AM
DC just make Arrow part of the DCCU already!
Thegeekygurl - 6/27/2014, 10:02 AM
@Doopie He seemed to weak to be Zod in season 9. But in Season Ten: Dominion, directed by Justin Hartley he had more edge. How he should've been in 9. Instead of some loser jerked around by Tess Mercer.
Smallville never recovered after losing the Luthors. The show couldn't build a replacement.
But Sam Witwer could've been that guy if Smallville didn't try to do Doomsday when they didn't have the budget for it.
Witwer was supposed to be Zod in season 9 but dropped out. He should've been Zod or another Kryptonian all along.

And the idea of Kryptonian DNA stored to be revived was on Smallville before Man Of Steel. Nolan and Snyder seemed to steal alot of ideas from Smallville.
Like Clark and Lex/Zod clutched and flying as they fought and then crashing into the ground. Smallville did it and Man Of Steel did it with the same 2 characters.
bluedude - 6/27/2014, 10:07 AM
I completely disagree I thought Shannon was good as zod
he brought a lot of passion to that role
Dunejedi - 6/27/2014, 10:11 AM
Obviously, they shouldn't have Ollie grow a goatee, but they SHOULD have a fake one that he wears along with the mask as Green Arr. .oh, I'm sorry, as ARROW. They could connect it with a mouth guard or something so he would look more like his alter ego and less like the famous billionaire that no one recognizes because he's wearing a hood.

Amell seems like a good sport. Glad he's having fun with it.
BlackIceJoe - 6/27/2014, 10:12 AM
The rumor is Oded Fehr will be Ra's al Ghul. So maybe that's why he isn't talking about him. I would enjoy seeing Nightwing on screen. It is disappointing that the true Green Arrow beard won't be shown. I also would like some one to ask if the Green Arrow mask will get the white eyes. It could be made out of plexiglass. You could give it features like night vision & thermal vision.
QuietStorm - 6/27/2014, 10:14 AM
i like this dude.
space - 6/27/2014, 10:15 AM
no goatee
suit upgrade

1 out of 2 is not bad I guess
QuietStorm - 6/27/2014, 10:17 AM
Shoutout to my former college teammate at San Diego State, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila for American Ninja Warrior!
SAMURAI36 - 6/27/2014, 10:22 AM
Yeah, alot was covered in this short Q&A. Good stuff, especially about the posibilities of NW and Ra's.

Some folks here have mentioned Red Hood... That would be cool as shit, especially since RH and Arsenal/Red Arrow are pals in the RHATO book.

It amazes me that people don't wanna see Amell as GA in the DCCU. It only makes perfect sense. Especially if folks are expecting DC to keep up with or surpass what Marvel is doing.

I'm hoping that Arrow, Flash and even Constantine tie into the DCCU. A multi-network cross-branding. It would be unprecedented, and send Marvel into the stone age.
SAMURAI36 - 6/27/2014, 10:25 AM
It's weird that someone asked about NYCC, but not SDCC. That's the big one, where all the big reveals will be.
sameoldthing - 6/27/2014, 10:41 AM
Soooo...were not getting a goatee like GA should have but will be getting body armor that GA doesn't have/need.
Yea,I know this is the tv show Arrow & not comic book Green Arrow but I still believe if your going to adapt/adopt a great comic book property,do it as close to the books that made the character great in the first place.
Tevii - 6/27/2014, 10:43 AM
Everyone wants Nightwing so badly.... I LOVE Nightwing. awesome character. I just feel they would not do the character justice. Its Green Arrows show so he would obviously have to be the better hero.... but Nightwing would mop the floor with Green Arrow... COME ONE!!

Arsenal and GA are bad asses... but its FREAKIN' NIGHTWING. He shouldnt be downplayed for the show... even though Im sure he's making an appearance. (itll still be cool as hell to see him though, I just think they should save him for film and not TV)
Doopie - 6/27/2014, 10:44 AM
who knows maybe he'll guest star and get his own spin-off show
SAMURAI36 - 6/27/2014, 11:02 AM
@sameoldthing:

Why? Clearly what they are doing is working for the show. Regardless of what some nostalgic fans say, it's okay to branch out and try new interpretations of these ideas.

And why on earth would a human man with no powers NOT need body armor?? So BM can have it, but GA can't? Yeah, that makes sense.

If you want the comic version, then go read the comics. Oh that's right, he doesn't have a goatee in the comics either right now. Guess you're just SOL.
thewolfx - 6/27/2014, 11:02 AM
No beard?


[frick] you amell
SnapperCarr - 6/27/2014, 11:03 AM
No to Nightwing. The show won't be able to do him justice. Get some more obscure street level heroes in there and some actual GA villains like Brick.
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