Actor Stephen Amell took to social media and gave fans an opportunity for closure with his run on Arrow.
In this time of self-isolation many celebrities have taken to Twitter and Instagram to entertain the masses stuck at home. Stephen Amell is one such celebrity and the former Arrow star has announced he will be doing a daily Instagram livestream where he will talk with fans at 11am PST.
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In his livestream on Tuesday, Amell was asked if he would ever appear on any of the DC Arrowverse shows, now that Arrow has ended. “No, I’m done,” Amell answered. “That was good. It was a good eight years but it was time to be done.”
Stephen Amell and Arrow Sparked a Universe
Arrow premiered in 2012 and kicked off an entire DC television universe on the CW. The ambitions continued to grow and included large scale crossovers between multiple shows, culminating in last year’s Crisis On Infinite Earths.
Arrow ended earlier this year with Amell’s titular character sacrificing himself to save his loved ones and the universe as a whole. However, Arrow’s legacy lives on in The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Batwoman. Although it could have an even more direct lineage, if the spin-off Green Arrow and the Canaries gets picked up. When Amell was asked about Green Arrow and the Canaries, which aired its backdoor pilot during Arrow’s final season, he had no updates about if it will be picked up for the 2021-2022 season
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“I actually haven’t seen the episode because I wasn’t in it.” Amell told fans “I haven’t gotten around to watching it because I wasn’t in it.”
Amell talked about watching the season 2 premier of Roswell New Mexico Monday night on the CW. “It was actually really, really weird to watch the CW again,” He said. “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.”
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Amell like many others in Hollywood is waiting to start production on his current project Starz Heels which has been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Heels will be an 8-episode drama set in the world of small town pro wrestling. Amell is a longtime fan of professional wrestling and as participated in the wrestling before in WWE, Ring of Honor, and All In.
“I was getting ready to shoot my new show Heels and that’s been put on hold indefinitely,” Amell told the livestream. “That’s frustrating because I was getting excited. We’ve got an amazing cast. It’s going to be awesome. But for the moment my training has stopped.”
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Heels will be centered around a family owned wrestling promotion where two brothers, one playing the villain ,aka the heel, in the ring and the other the hero, aka the face. The brothers will be rivals in and out of the ring each vying for their late father’s legacy and national attention in small town Georgia. Amell will be playing the older sibling and the heel, but out of the ring he’s a father and husband.
The future is looking bright for Stephen Amell. Do you believe him when he says that he’s moved on from the Arrowverse? What kinds of projects would you like to see him in next? Let us know in the comment section and on our social media. Make sure to bookmark The Illuminerdi and keep coming back for more news from the world of DC and more.