Stephen Amell Talks Starling’s Future

by Julian Bartlett
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After the winter finale of Arrow, Team Arrow took an emotional gut-punch. The last time we see Oliver Queen he is being kicked off a ledge by Ra’s al Ghul. Prior to the 300 style send-off, Ra’s plunged his sword through Ollie’s chest and gave him his last bit of insight. The biggest question over the course of these few weeks is soon to be answered. Is Oliver Queen dead?


With the mid-season premiere only two days away fans were happy to get a little taste of what is to come. During CW’s segment of the TCA Winter Press Tour Arrow star Stephen Amell talked about everything from Ollie’s fate and Ollicity to his desire for more crossovers with The Flash.

When asked how he was warned for the finale Amell said, “There was no warning.  We had a very full discussion about the third season, back in late June or early July, and they said, “The first arc of our season will commence with Sara’s death, and will end with Oliver facing Ra’s al Ghul and losing.” I personally love when there is adversity for the protagonists.” Amell then discussed what he thought it would take for Oliver’s survival. “We just saw him fall.  We’ve seen Oliver survive.  So, [we don’t know] whether he went straight off the cliff, whether something broke his fall, whether he hit the ground.  We have mystical herbs on the show that have healing powers.  We’ve seen a Lazarus Pit, although that’s not something that’s going to be used for Oliver.  I hope he survives.  I like playing him.”


During the unforgettable fight scene the last thing Oliver thought about was Felicity. He was asked to talk about how their relationship got to that point, where she is so important to him. “Both Laurel and Sara were elements of his past.  Obviously, Sara and Oliver tried to rekindle things.  But, both of those relationships really rely heavily upon the type of person that he was before he left.  As he has become more accepting, less introverted and less damaged by what happened to him the five years that he was away, the guiding principle in that transformation has been Felicity.”

The Brave and the Bold

When asked about his interest in a more integrated universe between The Flash and Arrow, Stephen replied with excitement. “It’s fantastic!  There’s just something about the chemistry between [Grant and I], and the differences between the characters, where we each get to shine a light on the other one, and I think that light is always really illuminating.  So, I do hope that we get more opportunities to cross over, and I know that we will.”

Click here to checkout the entire interview on Collider.

Arrow returns to The CW January 21 at 8/7c

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