With his physique and athleticism mirroring the superhero he plays on The CW’s “Arrow,” actor Stephen Amell wants to put his money where his muscles are.
“Arrow” fans have been pressuring Amell to participate in NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” competition show for years, and after his appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con over the weekend he was apparently “pushed” over the edge, announcing on Facebook his intention to do exactly that.
“American Ninja Warrior” reportedly reached out to Amell’s manager about having him on the show in 2014, according to NerdApproved, but the actor’s schedule proved difficult to work around.
It looks like this is going to happen soon one way or another, with Amell also tweeting his desire to compete on the series. This caught the eye of the show’s co-host Matt Iseman, who responded his acceptance with a nod to Amell’s day job.
We accept. Can we borrow the Arrow Cave for the City Finals? https://t.co/4xwcO8RJC9
— Matt Iseman (@mattiseman) September 4, 2016
Amell won’t be the only DC TV veteran involved with “American Ninja Warrior. Over the course of the summer, “Supergirl” stuntwoman Jessie Graff has been shredding the course again and again, sporting a Green Lantern-inspired outfit during her latest run after two trips out as Wonder Woman.
Contestants in “American Ninja Warrior” face challenging obstacle courses in cities around the country. The national finals take place in Las Vegas where contestants take on a four-stage course modeled after Japan’s famed Mt. Midoriyama. The show is currently in its eighth season and airs on Monday nights on NBC.
(via USA Today)
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