Micro-News: ARROW Star Stephen Amell Wants To Be A Villain And A Special GOTG Set Visit

Why did the original cast from Kick-Ass return for the sequel when the option in their contracts had expired? Arrow's Stephen Amell wants to play a villain, one that people wear on t-shirts. James Gunn brings the "fathers of modern Guardians of the Galaxy" to the set.

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By Mark Julian - 8/6/2013
Empire caught up with some of the cast of Kick-Ass 2 at San Diego Comic-Con. Lead star Aaron Taylor-Johnson talks about why the original cast returned even though the option in their contracts for a sequel had expired. "Jeff wrote a fantastic script...I read something that was really funny but more importantly, it had a journey and the characters had a real arc, it's complex, emotional and I think we all responded to it in a great way," said Johnson. Creators Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. discuss creating the series which led to a funny anecdote from JRJr about the level of violence in the comic book. Said the legendary comic book artist, "When we first started, I wasn't sure how to handle the excess violence after doing all the years of normal comics. [Mark] said 'Don't worry. Just be free, it's liberating.' Then at some point during the second series, he contacted me and said 'You have to come back a little bit, throw a sheet over that lady, calm down.'"



All too often, you hear and read stories about comic book creators receiving the shaft from studios making films based on their creations so it's always nice to learn about nice gestures such as the one below. James Gunn brought DnA (Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning) onto the Guardians of the Galaxy set to watch a bit of filming. A small, but nice gesture.




Arrow star Stephen Amell apparently is very keen on playing a villain at some point in his career. "I would like to play a [movie] villain that people know," said Amell. "The villain that people wear on t-shirts." Lots of pop culture characters to choose from but is it possible that Amell has a comic book villain in mind? Amell goes on to say that he hopes Arrow goes on for a long time and that he hopes the show "spawns other things." Hopefully one of those things is the Flash television show that's currently being planned.








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StarlordX - 8/6/2013, 11:35 PM
kind of thought that he wanted to be a villain in GOTG and he visited the set.
DoctorDoak - 8/6/2013, 11:44 PM
@Starlord: That's what I read too.
WeaponX93 - 8/6/2013, 11:54 PM
@StarlordX, @DoctorDoak
Me three
Chaplin - 8/6/2013, 11:59 PM
It's great that Stephen Amell cares so much about the character and about the source material. He's a good actor and he definitely does him justice.
CoulsonLives - 8/7/2013, 12:12 AM
Stephen Amell for Eddie Brock...
Jhuntdaprodigy - 8/7/2013, 12:15 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I would actually be perfectly okay with this idea, they should make that happen down the line in the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. He definitely is built enough and a good enough actor to play the Eddie Brock portrayed in the comics and old cartoon that wasn't the little bitch boy Topher Grace played.
SnapperCarr - 8/7/2013, 12:18 AM
Not looking forward to a Flash show from the CW
Ghasst - 8/7/2013, 12:37 AM
Eddie Brock would be good. Or black mask, or scorpion.
novaprime - 8/7/2013, 1:31 AM
The hedding confused the shiit out of me!! But im sooo happy andy lannings apart of GOG!!!!
Dick - 8/7/2013, 1:35 AM
Guardians of The Galaxy should NOT be another Green Lantern.

SnapperCarr - 8/7/2013, 1:38 AM
CoulsonLives - 8/7/2013, 1:39 AM
@Dick
Is that the new Deadpool movie? XD
Dick - 8/7/2013, 1:45 AM
@CoulsonLives Gosh I hope not, and Ryan Reynolds is not a bankable star look at Green Lantern and RIPD.
TheSoulEater - 8/7/2013, 1:52 AM
I could see him as a good reverse flash for a Flash movie
Rogers - 8/7/2013, 2:17 AM
It’s not up yet but this is the Thor The Dark World video link.

TelaVizion - 8/7/2013, 2:33 AM
TelaVizion - 8/7/2013, 2:34 AM
I'm ready for GotG to come out in theaters NOW
BlindJustice - 8/7/2013, 2:44 AM
I might be alone in saying this, but I do NOT want to see ANY on set pics of GotG. I did enjoy the CA:WS pics to some extent, but I'll be skipping past any articles with GotG set pics. I recently watched the Ultimate Spidey cartoon with GotG and am seriously pumped for this movie! No need for spoilers!!!

"I AM GROOT!"
"He's Groot!" -Spidey
TelaVizion - 8/7/2013, 3:00 AM
Rogers, did you get a chance to watch that yet? Wonder at twhat time will they release it.
Rogers - 8/7/2013, 3:07 AM
@TelaVizion, nope
have to wait 3 hours, then it will be unlocked
TelaVizion - 8/7/2013, 3:17 AM
Damn that long?! I'll leave it up to you to make an article for it.
Rogers - 8/7/2013, 3:22 AM
@TelaVizion, I don't know how xD
MarvelDCfanboy - 8/7/2013, 3:33 AM
He could be a great Batman...looks like he's the same age as Cavill
TelaVizion - 8/7/2013, 3:38 AM
@Rogers Oh, lol... Somebody will. I doubt I'll be home when they release it
Rogers - 8/7/2013, 3:55 AM
@TelaVizion, I just did it :D
ABLEE337 - 8/7/2013, 4:02 AM
Stephen Amell would kill as a villian.
Ace101 - 8/7/2013, 4:32 AM
awesome to hear DnA are on set.
TelaVizion - 8/7/2013, 5:05 AM
lol
KaneRomita - 8/7/2013, 5:45 AM
Get them back on the comic and FIRE BENDIS.!!!
Jer3miah - 8/7/2013, 5:50 AM
@Jhuntdaprodigy - Eddie Brock? Naaaah, I can't see it too much. if we want the Eddie Brock from the cartoon, Amell would need to grow a bit taller and put on as much weight as Tom Hardy did for Bane. Amell does have the acting chops, but physically is where it goes wrong. I'm not against it, but major adjustments would need to be made.
marvel72 - 8/7/2013, 6:53 AM
that's what i like to see writers of the comics visting the sets.
JettJagguarrr - 8/7/2013, 8:04 AM
Nothing like the DNA of GOTG characters showing up on the set and confirming that they like what they see.....who the hell are we to judge after that?

SWelch - 8/7/2013, 8:50 AM
Amell should play a Bond villian.

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