Stephen Amell Will Suit up for the Green Arrow TV Series

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Stephen Amell“Arrow”, the CW’s new take on D.C. comics emerald archer aka Green Arrow, has cast its leading man, and sorry, “Smallville” fans, it’s not Justin Hartley. Instead, it’s Stephen Amell, a CW regular player, who has been elevated to the show’s leading man.

In the CW’s new, “modern retelling” of the comic book superhero, Amell will play Oliver Queen, playboy socialite by night and vigilante superhero by day. Or is it the other way around? You can never tell with these CW socialites.

According to a recent character breakdown, this version of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow will be a “27 year old reformed bad boy, who after having spent five years shipwrecked on a tiny, brutally dangerous island in the South China Sea returns to town a different man. Or to be more specific, a tortured, thoughtful master of the bow with a ferocious determination to make a difference.”

“Arrow” is produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, with TV vet David Nutter assigned directing duties on the show’s pilot episode.

I know Amell doesn’t look like the traditional Green Arrow (older, funky soul patch), but he kinda looks like the New 52 version:

Green Arrow New 52 Comic Book Cover

Via : Deadline

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  • Juggernaut

    This guy could definately pull off the new 52 series look that DC is currently using. The fact that DC is using the new stylizations of their characters is very bold, dunb but bold. LOL.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      But when you think about it, it makes sense as the new version was obviously influenced by the Smallville version. Personally a cross between the two would work, with the look clover to the New 52 version, but him sporting the goatee.

      • Juggernaut

        I could dig that.

  • Citizenkenn_1

    sound like batman begins plot