The landscape of the DC TV Universe has changed a lot since Stephen Amell first joined “Arrow” as Oliver Queen. The show has transitioned from a grim, grounded world to a multiverse filled with superpowers and time travel. During an interview with IGN, Amell discussed “Arrow’s” expanding potential for fantastical elements, his chances of appearing on “Supergirl,” his foe in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and more.
When asked whether or not he’s interested in crossing over with CBS’ “Supergirl,” much like “The Flash” star Grant Gustin, he responded with a laugh. “I would love to go over to ‘Supergirl,'” he shared. “That would be a blast, if for no other reason than I miss shooting in Los Angeles.”
He also confirmed the identity of his foe in the latest episode of “Legends of Tomorrow,” saying, “It’s a Wilson.” However, he didn’t confirm this Wilson’s first name; this could very well be Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson’s son, who was mentioned a few times in “Arrow” season two.
As to the show’s new lease on the fantastic, he explained, “As long as we’re on the air, the more fantastical things are going to get, you know what I mean? You gotta keep pushing the envelope. I think anything that exists within the three shows — or the four shows, as the case may be — is in play, 100 percent. I don’t think that there is anything off the table. If that means time travel, if that means other Earths, if that means more mystical powers, superpowers…”
“It is always very nice to bring in these elements, if for no other reason than they add levity,” he added. “I like seeing how David Ramsey as Diggle reacts to superpowers. Love it. I like having to explain to the group that time travel exists. I like those moments, because they provide, I wouldn’t say comedic relief, but just a little bit of levity that is important for both the viewer and the actor over the course of 23 episodes.”
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