Stephen Amell attended this year’s Emerald City ComicCon in Seattle this weekend, and talked about a variety of topics such as his favorite comic book character growing up, superpowers coming to the “Arrow” universe, keeping in shape, and his thoughts on someone else playing Oliver Queen in a movie. Here are some of the highlights of Stephen Amell’s panel at the Emerald City ComicCon from Comic Book Resources:
When asked what comic book character he would like to play if he had the choice: “I’m gonna go with Lobo. Lobo was my favorite comic as a kid. I loved Lobo. I was way too young to read it.”
On how he was told superpowers would be coming to “Arrow”: “When I sat down with the executive producers after the first season, they said, ‘You know that no-power rule?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ ‘Well, we’re not gonna stick with that anymore.'”
How he misses saying the popular season 1 line, “You have failed this city”: “I miss saying that line,. I do. I’m bugging the producers. We’re hopefully gonna find a way to work it into the show sometime in the next season.”
On he keeps in great physical shape for the series: “First, you have to be faced with the prospect of being shirtless in front of millions of people on television. It’s a very particular and paralyzing type of fear. So that in and of itself works up your metabolism.
“Secondarily, I get to carry around an infant all the time. Good for arms. Really good for arms.”
And his thoughts on the idea of someone else playing Oliver Queen in a live action movie: “I’m completely overly competitive, and the thought of somebody else playing Oliver Queen makes me want to smash that head through that table. But for the time being, it’s very difficult for me to look past filming our 22nd episode of the season right now. But if approached, I would definitely be open. And I appreciate all the support.”
For the full recap of Stephen Amell’s panel from the Emerald City ComicCon, head on over to Comic Book Resources.