Stephen Amell originally had a different idea to when Arrow should have concluded, as the actor originally thought the series should have ended at Season 7.
During a recent Facebook Live session, Stephen Amell talked to fans about the final season. This was in between scenes as the actor still had some of the eye makeup on. At one point during the session, Stephen Amell dug a bit into why he thought the show should have ended at Season 7 and what made him change his mind.
By the time Season 7 was wrapping up, Stephen Amell felt the show had its run and it was time for it to wrap up. At that point, however, he went on to support the show’s final season by teasing the cool things that will happen:
“I think that we’ve had our running time. That’s what I thought when I talked with Greg Berlanti in Season 6. I felt like we had done our thing. I thought ultimately theoretically Season 7 should’ve ended things. But to come back and do 10 episodes … what they’ve done with this final season is really cool. It’s like nothing you guys have ever seen. Every episode that comes out, it’s like ‘Wait a minute, what? It’s happening what and where and how? Ok, that’s cool. Let’s do it!’”
What do you all make of this? Was Stephen Amell right? Should Arrow have ended after Season 7? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The answer to that is yes! Stephen said in a interview that you can view below that he does want Oliver to meet his son.
According to Stephen Amell who plays Oliver Queen on Arrow, during an interview with Screen Rant, Oliver will in fact meet his son Connor Hawke, that has been teased for sometime now on series.
This is what Amell had to say on the topic:
“Me personally being a dad, I would love to see how Oliver interacts with having a kid. Obviously, it would be a different experience from that experience, but I think that storyline deserves further attention. One of the big tenants of Greg Berlanti is you don’t introduce something to the audience, you don’t tease it if you are not going to follow through with it [in] some shape or form. So I think it’s a safe bet that Oliver will find out about his child at some point.”
In the comics Connor Hawke is Oliver’s son from a previous relationship with Sandra Hawke, whose character has appeared on Arrow and The Flash, Oliver later meets Connor as an already grown adult and ends up becoming his sidekick and at some point in the comics he also becomes the Green Arrow.
Thought that the Arrow/The Flash crossover a few weeks back was the coolest televisual superhero crossover you’d ever see? Well, from the sounds of Stephen Amell’s latest comments in an interview with Collider, we ain’t seen nuthin’ yet:
“I thought that they were two of the best scripts that either show has ever put forward. The logistical elements of it were something that we had to figure out, as we moved along, but I think that everybody did a great job, and that future cross-overs will be even bigger and better and smoother.”
After all, when Arrow himself reveals that the next crossover(s) “will be even bigger and better,” I’m inclined to believe him.
Well, that’s where Amell’s other comment might just prove illuminating. Speaking about the relationship between the two heroes, Amell highlighted the fact that:
“There’s just something about the chemistry between [Grant and I], and the differences between the characters, where we each get to shine a light on the other one, and I think that light is always really illuminating.”
Now, that might just be Amell’s polite way of saying ‘crossovers are cool, huh?’ – but when it comes to the comic-book versions of Green Arrow and The Flash, those differences he spoke about have always completely defined their relationship.
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What’s left of the Queen family will be reunited this week as Oliver (Stephen Amell) travels to Corto Maltese—also the name of Wednesday’s Arrow episode—to track down his missing sister, Thea (Willa Holland). The youngest Queen heir left Starling City at the close of season 2 with her real father, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), otherwise known as the Dark Archer, Ollie’s sworn enemy whom he believes to be dead.
Joined by Diggle (David Ramsey) and Roy (Colton Haynes), Oliver sets his sights on being open with his sister in hopes of bringing her home. “They didn’t end off on a very good note, but if you remember they had that scene in the mansion in the aftermath of Moira’s [Susanna Thompson] death,” Amell tells EW from the Vancouver set. “Oliver was pretty open and honest and loving towards his sister. She took that with her. There isn’t a huge amount of residual bitterness, which is surprising because of how cataclysmic the events were the last time that they saw one another. Their dynamic is always going to be big brother-little sister, but Oliver is very much dealing with Thea on an equal playing field and trying to be as honest with her as possible. How honest he’s going to be is really the crux of the episode.”
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