DC to Split TV and Film Universes, Stephen Amell Reacts

by Antonio Jose Chavez

Stephen Amell reacts to DC’s decision to split the TV and film universes of their franchises.

The television star, Stephen Amell, who is currently portraying Oliver Queen on Arrow, commented on DC’s plans of splitting the stories and universes in which the TV shows and the future films take place. Thanks to an interview with The Wall Street Journal we have the details.

Continuing with the same point of view as he did months ago, when asked about if he would like to star on a Green Arrow film, he commented the following.

I am completely indifferent. First of all, wanting a movie undersells the idea that making 23 episodes a year isn’t a huge achievement.

I’d put making 23 hours of interesting content in a TV season up against anything on the film side. It is difficult to me to want or envision an “Arrow” movie when we are shooting the 10th episode of our third season with 13 more episodes to go and in all likelihood 3 more seasons on the other side of that. I’m interested in keeping that content fresh. Once we get to the end of that road, maybe then I’ll shift my focus.

As stated by Amell in recent news here at DCN, even though  the idea of a movie is not his priority, he would like very much to participate in their own version of the Justice League on television, seeing how as many heroes are joining both the casts of Arrow and The Flash.

In regards of the debate of who should be playing The Flash in the Flash upcoming film, Stephen stated:

I feel like it should be Grant doing the movie. But the important thing to remember is just because Grant Gustin plays the part of Barry Allen doesn’t mean Ezra Miller can’t also play Barry Allen. There can be different interpretations of the character. Anyone who is a fan of the comics knows the Flash character is one of the forces that leads to parallel universes. And who knows, they might find a fantastic actor to play Oliver Queen on the feature side who has a different take on the character. I’m certainly a departure from the typical Oliver Queen from the comic books. I just think that everybody needs to be patient with the whole thing. The fact that DC and Warner have announced all these comic book features is nothing but good for business.

Stephen was also asked who would win in a fight between Green Arrow and The Flash. He left the interviewer nitpicking with his reply: Well we will have to wait and see, won’t we?

Do you agree with DC’s decision to use different actors on the feature films, rather than using Grant Gustin or Stephen for the Flash and Green Arrow, respectively?

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Source: Wall Street Journal

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