There were some rumors about Arrow's Stephen Amell potentially appearing as Green Arrow on the big screen, but it's easy to shrug them off because TV and movies tend to be totally different continuity (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aside, of course). However, while chatting with Fandango, the actor says he's had "discussions" about it.
"'All we have to do for something like that to happen, or even be a possibility, is continue to take care of business with our show and then we put ourselves in a position – but the important thing is our show,' he says, revealing that there definitely have been talks at a studio level. 'I have had discussions, but I think the gestation process for this project is a lot slower than most people think. I mean, they haven't even shot the next one. They haven't even shot a frame of the movie before the movie everyone thinks is the Justice League movie!'"
There's obviously no guarantee it'll happen, but it looks like the option is still there. Viners, would you want to see Arrow become a part of DC's new cinematic universe?
Stephen Amell has responded to the Fandango article via facebook. Basically, he says he hasn't had "studio level" discussions.
When I do press, I try and be open, honest and thoughtful. That being said... I find it incredibly discouraging to see a headline like the ones I've been seeing this morning. Headlines that aren't just a stretch, they're totally fabricated. At no point, have I had "studio level" discussions about any feature films at Warner Bros.
In this particular instance, when I read articles that take a pretty straightforward answer and slap a title on it that has little to no correlation to what I've actually said, it makes it seem as though I'm disrespecting my current position. Which is bullshit. And why would I do that? I mean... I'm not the smartest dude in the world. (After all... I picked a career in acting.) But would I really just casually subvert a process cloaked in secrecy? A process - by the way - being run by the company who currently employs me. C'MON!
We're making a kick ass show. We will continue to make a kick ass show. And I will continue to interact and provide interesting content for our fans. Because I love our fans. If every once and a while, some dickweed wants to pull a headline out of thin air to generate page views, then that's the price we pay