Arrow star confirms he won't return to role
Stephen Amell has played the DC superhero for eight years.
Star of DC’s Arrow Stephen Amell has confirmed that he won’t be reprising his role as the vigilante archer in any future Arrowverse shows.
“Nope, I'm done," he said after a fan asked about his return during a live Q&A video on Instagram. "That was a good eight years but it was time to be done.”
Arrow ran for eight seasons between October 2012 and January 2020 following millionaire playboy Oliver Queen who secretly fights crime and corruption in Starling City as the superhero Green Arrow.
It shares a universe with DC’s other series, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman, which fans have dubbed the Arrowverse.
Although Amell’s character died in the universe’s sixth and most recent crossover event, an adaptation of the popular comic Crisis on Infinite Earths, a return for the character still would’ve been possible.
That storyline had already seen him be resurrected once as the incredibly powerful Spectre to help defeat Anti-Monitor (LaMonica Garrett).
Last September, US TV network CW announced that they were developing a spinoff to Arrow.
Titled The Canaries, it’ll see Queen’s daughter Mia (Katherine McNamara) AKA the vigilante Blackstar team up with Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) and police captain Dinah Drake (Julia Harkavy) in the year 2040.
The second part of Arrow’s final season will premiere in the UK on 1st April 2020 at 8:00pm on Sky One.