When Warner Bros. announced their full slate of DC Comics films ranging from 2016 to 2020, the biggest surprise to some was that We Need to Talk About Kevin star Ezra Miller would be playing the role of The Flash, despite the fact that DC Entertainment just launched a successful TV version of the character with Grant Gustin in the role.
Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Oliver Queen himself, Stephen Amell, was asked how he felt about different actors taking on these roles in the feature films and if he would like to play Oliver Queen on the big screen should the opportunity come up.
“Yeah. Of course. And 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.”
Amell was also asked about the upcoming crossover episode between “The Flash” and “Arrow” and how exactly he plans on competing against a super fast foe.
“Speed doesn’t equal experience. Let’s just put it that way,” he teased. “And I am 8 years older than Grant.”
“The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 P.M. ET/PT while “Arrow” airs Wednesdays at the same time, both on The CW.