In order to play a superhero on The CW's Arrow, Stephen Amell has to keep his body in tip-top shape all year round. But does that mean he has what it takes to complete a multi-staged, heart-racing obstacle course on the NBC television series American Ninja Warrior?
After flirting with appearing on the show several times and being encouraged by the fine folks at Salt Lake City Comic-Con, Amell now believes he is ready to take on that challenge.
"Ok... It happened. The people of Salt Lake City and the great State of Utah pushed me over the edge," Amell posted today on his official Facebook page. "NBC American Ninja Warrior - in 2017, I would like to compete on your show."
As mentioned above, this isn't the first time Amell has brought up the show. Back in 2014, while appearing on the Nerd HQ panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Amell revealed that America Ninja Warrior had reached out to his manager, asking if the chiseled-jaw actor would like to compete. At that time, due to a lack of free-time to put in the necessary amount of training, Amell turned down the opportunity, but he did leave the door open.
By the way, if Amell needs any tips on conquering the American Ninja Warrior course, he can always reach out to Jessie Graff, Melissa Benoist's personal stuntwoman on Supergirl. She recently became the first woman to complete the Stage 1 course, finishing it in an impressive 12 minutes and 39 seconds. This means, of course, that Graff is also the first woman to move onto round 2 of the National Finals.
Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle (David Ramsey) back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy (Willa Holland), Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
Based on the characters from DC, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Wendy Mericle (“Desperate Housewives,” “Eli Stone”) and Sarah Schechter (“Supergirl,” “Blindspot”).
Arrow Season 5 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.