Arrow's Stephen Amell Wants To Play A Villain

To fans, Stephen Amell is best recognized for playing one of DC Comics’ most famous heroes, Green Arrow. The actor plays the Star City vigilante in The CW’s adaptation of Arrow. However, it seems like the actor is wanting to ditch his heroic roots and go dark side for a bit. The actor told fans at a recent comic convention that he’d be interested in playing a villain one day.

ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis had the chance to hear Amell speak in Atlanta at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, and it was there that the actor shared his nefarious dreams. “Having lived in the hero’s shoes for a moment, I would say I’d like to play a...famous and memorable villain,” he said, “in the vein of Hans Gruber or Hannibal Lector.”

Clearly, the actor has thing for the baddies from Die Hard and Silence of the Lambs. The two villains are iconic antagonists in film, and Amell wants one of his characters to sit among them some day. Finding a classic villain to take on might be difficult, but fans know that the actor has the chops to take on such a role.

Of course, some may wonder whether Amell would be interested in playing a supervillain from either DC or Marvel. The actor has famously said his favorite baddie from Arrow is Deathstroke, so the actor might get a chance to ditch the Justice League and buddy up with former enemies.

For now, fans can rest assured knowing that Aemll has no plans to ditch his current job for a villainous one. The actor is happy with his work on Arrow, and Amell will get to show-off his acting skills in full when the network’s annual superhero crossover heads underway. Next week will mark the beginning of the three-part crossover between The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.

If you want to check out the synopsis for Arrow’s crossover epsiode “Invasion!” then you can read it below:

“ARROW CELEBRATES 100 EPISODES; THE EPIC SUPERHERO CROSSOVER CONTINUES — Oliver (Stephen Amell) wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen’s Gambit. Robert (guest star Jamey Sheridan) and Moira Queen (guest star Susanna Thompson) are alive and well. Laurel (guest star Katie Cassidy) is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist).”

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James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT; The Flash on Tuesdays at the same time; Arrow on Wednesdays and DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays. All four series air on The CW. The "Invasion!" crossover will air beginning November 28.

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