As the star of The CW's Arrow, Stephen Amell is clearly someone who can appreciate a good, dark and gritty take on DC Comics' street-level vigilante superheroes. So much so that there's actually a specific line from another, similar DC Comics live-action adaptation that he'd like to borrow for just one scene of Arrow.
In tweet on Friday, Amell told his follows that "Just once I'd love for Oliver to rip his shirt off, stare someone down and say, 'Do you wanna know how I got these scars...?'"
Take a look at the tweet for yourself below.
Just once I'd love for Oliver to rip his shirt off, stare someone down and say, "Do you wanna know how I got these scars...?"— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 31, 2017
The line about the scars should sound familiar to fans of DC Comics. It's one of the standout lines used by the late Heath Ledger in his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight, the second Batman movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The Joker would use this line to lead into one of several conflicting origin stories about his bizarre persona and the accompanying scars.
In the case of Arrow, Amell's Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow, would take his shirt off to reveal the many scars he has across his torso. This would, theoretically, allow Oliver to launch into a summary of how he acquired those scars through his training on the island of Lian Yu and through his career as a vigilante on the streets of Star City.
Of course, Amell was likely just having a bit of fun on Twitter, but it's clear he has an appreciation for the Amell was likely just having a bit of fun on Twitter, but it's clear he has an appreciation for The Dark Knight and Heath Ledger's take on the joker.
The Dark Knight was released in 2008 as the second film in what would become known as Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. Ledger was posthumously awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting actor for his performance as the Joker. The Dark Knight saw the Joker arrive in Gotham City to challenge both the vigilante Batman (Christian Bale) and the white knight district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) for the soul of the city and its citizens.0comments
Arrow, currently in its fifth season, airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.