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January 22, 2014
 

Update: Stephen Amell Dismisses Idea of Justice League Appearance

Well this is a bit of good news regarding the much rumoured and anticipated ‘Justice League’ movie.

Arrow star Stephen Amell has confirmed that he has discussed the Justice League film with Warner Bros.

The actor said that the project would probably take longer to arrive than fans expect, and added that his focus will remain on the television show.

“All we have to do for something like that to happen, or even be a possibility, is continue to take care of business with our show and then we put ourselves in a position – but the important thing is our show,” he told website Fandango.

“I have had discussions, but I think the gestation process for this project is a lot slower than most people think. I mean, they haven’t even shot the next one. They haven’t even shot a frame of the movie before the movie everyone thinks is the Justice League movie.”

There have been rumours that the Man of Steel sequel could morph into a Justice League film with the appearance of Batman, Wonder Woman and reports that other superheroes could be in the mix.

Having Amell on board as Green Arrow would help bring the TV audience to the film and provide some continuity – something that recent superhero films have been lacking.

UPDATE: Stephen Amell has taken to his Facebook page to clarify the comments he made in his interview with Fandango

“Something I need to get off of my chest.

When I do press, I try and be open, honest and thoughtful. That being said… I find it incredibly discouraging to see a headline like the ones I’ve been seeing this morning. Headlines that aren’t just a stretch, they’re totally fabricated. At no point, have I had “studio level” discussions about any feature films at Warner Bros. 

In this particular instance, when I read articles that take a pretty straightforward answer and slap a title on it that has little to no correlation to what I’ve actually said, it makes it seem as though I’m disrespecting my current position. Which is bullshit. And why would I do that? I mean… I’m not the smartest dude in the world. (After all… I picked a career in acting.) But would I really just casually subvert a process cloaked in secrecy? A process – by the way – being run by the company who currently employs me. C’MON!

We’re making a kick ass show. We will continue to make a kick ass show. And I will continue to interact and provide interesting content for our fans. Because I love our fans. If every once and a while, some dickweed wants to pull a headline out of thin air to generate page views, then that’s the price we pay.”

That’s right – he called the reporter a ‘dickweed’.  Gotta love that!



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