DC Comics fans can only hope that James Gunn and Peter Safran gives us a movie that focuses on Green Arrow, and there a few actors who would nail the role.
James Gunn and Peter Safran are looking to take the DC Universe to new heights and one of the heroes that can help them do that is Green Arrow. We’ve seen Stephen Amell take on the role in The CW’s Arrow and he will forever be Oliver Queen, but if the archer appears in the DCU, there will likely be a new actor chosen to play the role.
Green Arrow is a character that has always been more politically-driven than most superheroes, and the story of Green Arrow: Year One would make for an excellent movie adaptation. In this retelling of Oliver Queen’s origins, we see a young and reckless playboy billionaire who must learn the ways of the bow and arrow to survive on an island full of danger. This story shows us how Oliver Queen transforms into the Green Arrow we know and love today.
However, it takes a special type of actor to pull off the duality of Oliver Queen and Green Arrow. Green Arrow is a character who is equal parts charming billionaire and tough-as-nails vigilante, and the actor who portrays him must be able to capture both sides of the character flawlessly.
It’s not just about looking the part, but also bringing the necessary gravitas to the role. With the right actor, Green Arrow could become a major player in the DCU, both as a standalone hero and as a member of the Justice League.