Arrow’s Stephen Amell wants Grant Gustin to be the Flash on the big screen


The DC movie and TV universes are separate, since the producers wanted the movies to strictly be free of any TV influences, and vice versa. However, that doesn’t change the fact that many fans want to see actors Stephen Amell (Arrow) and Grant Gustin (The Flash) to play their respective characters on the Justice League film.

During an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Amell was asked whether he would be ready for a Green Arrow movie.

“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.”

If Green Arrow does finally get a movie, Amell said that it should be him playing the character. He also wants Gustin playing the speedster on screen.

“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.”

As for what we can expect from future Arrow episodes, Amell gave some hints.

“I’ll give you something for episodes that are going to come after our fall run, stuff in our winter run. I have never, in my history with “Arrow,” had as light a schedule as I have had for the past several weeks… ever! It’s been very strange, let’s just put it that way.”

If you’ve seen the preview for the upcoming episode, it looks like Felicity is getting a lot of screen time, more than usual. Perhaps other characters will also get the spotlight, including Roy Harper as Arsenal.

As for how Arrow will go up against someone who can run fast, Amell counters with:

“Speed doesn’t equal experience. Let’s just put it that way. And I am 8 years older than Grant…”

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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