Stephen Amell turns down possibility of returning to the Arrowverse
It has already been more than a month since fans had said their final goodbyes to Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen/ Green Arrow in the series finale of The CW’s Arrow. But, long-time fans are still not over the show’s ending and are hoping that Amell could be able to reprise his iconic role in future Arrowverse crossovers or in the upcoming Green Arrow and the Canaries spinoff.
That’s why in a recent Instagram live, Amell had finally addressed his possible return when a fan asked if he’ll ever appear on any of The CW’s current Arrowverse series. However, he immediately crushed Arrow fans’ hopes by confessing that he’s definitely done with the Green Arrow.
“No, I’m done,” Amell said (via EW). “That was good. It was a good eight years but it was time to be done.”
He added, “It was actually really, really weird to watch The CW again. It was weird seeing promos for Supergirl and Flash and Batwoman again. It seems like a different lifetime. I don’t think I’ll be doing that again.”
Arrow starred Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Katie Cassidy as Laurel/Black Siren, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, and Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary. Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) has joined the cast as Diggle, Jr. — known as J.J. — the Flashpoint-born son of John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson).
Based on the DC characters, the series i executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Wendy Mericle and Sarah Schechter. The show is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
The CW had also announced that they’re developing a new spinoff titled Green Arrow & the Canaries, which will be starring Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak, the only daughter of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak who is set to take on the mantle of the Green Arrow from her father. Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz will co-write the episode with Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim and Jill Blankenship & Oscar Balderrama.
This marks the latest entry in the Arrowverse for The CW, which saw its flagship series officially concluded last January. Other shows set in the series’ continuity include The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and the upcoming Batwoman.