“The Lost City of Z” actor Charlie Hunnam has said that he has no interest in playing DC’s Green Arrow or acting in comic book movies at all.
“I didn’t grow up a comic book fan and I haven’t really seen any of those Marvel films or the Batman films,” Hunnam told Yahoo Movies. “It’s just not really my taste. I must confess I don’t really know who the Green Arrow is.
“It’s not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to,” the actor concluded.
Hunnam’s statement comes as a response to fans who want to see him cast as DC’s emerald archer alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman. Fan art of the actor wearing the Arrow’s iconic green costume pops up online every so often, with one recent image garnering over 15,000 likes on Instagram.
Currently, there’s no indication that Warner Bros. wants to bring Green Arrow to the big screen. The character isn’t slated to appear in director Zack Snyder’s “Justice League,” which has already finished filming. Warner Bros. has just released the first poster for the movie, with the latest trailer scheduled to arrive March 25.
Green Arrow was created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp. The Robin Hood-inspired character first debuted in 1941 in “More Fun Comics” #73. The comic was published National Allied Publications, which later became DC Comics. By day, the playboy-turned-vigilante is billionaire Oliver “Ollie” Queen. “Arrow,” which adapts the character for TV, was released by the CW in 2012.
“The Lost City of Z” will start its limited release run on April 14, 2017 in the U.S. The film, based on David Grann’s book of the same name. Inspired by real events, the film will follow Fawcett as he attempts to prove the existence of an advanced civilization that once inhabited the Amazon. The James Gray (“We Own The Night”) directed film received positive reviews after its first screening at the New York Film Festival back in October. It stars Charlie Hunnam as Colonel Percy Fawcett, Robert Pattinson as Henry Costin, and Sienna Miller Nina Fawcett.