Some fans might remember that, when Ezra Miller was cast as The Flash in the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie rather than Grant Gustin, there were reports that Stephen Amell was not happy.
At a panel at the recent Salt Lake Comic-Con, which featured the actor as well as David Ramsey (John Diggle), Amell clarified his comments, and also addressed the notion of how he may react if the movies get a Green Arrow of their own.
“I wasn’t mad that they didn’t cast Grant in the movie,” Amell explained. “What I called into question was the timing of the announcement. Which, I think I used the word ‘sucked,” and it did. After that interview came out, I felt the need to actually get in touch with a couple of people to clarify my position, to make sure that they knew that it’s not that I thought Grant had ownership of the role. Again, I just thought that the timing was less than appropriate. And I do.”
“I do not have a right to Oliver Queen,” Amell continued. “Someone played it played it before me. Someone voiced it before me. Somebody will play it after me. I don’t believe that there are plans for Oliver Queen in the DC Extended Universe, based off things that people have told me, but I will not be upset if that changed at all.”
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