The DCEU already have enough on their plate to worry about in regards to the inclusion of more superheroes. But that hasn't prevented fans from creating fan art and petitions to lobby for the Green Arrow to come into the fold. The character has been explored in length on the small screen courtesy of Stephen Amell in the CW show Arrow, but the idea that he could be reborn into the expanded universe continues to be put out there.
Speaking with Yahoo while promoting The Lost City of Z, actor Charlie Hunnam was quizzed whether or not he would be interested to don the green suit and aim for the bullseye. Not only was the Sons of Anarchy star less than forthcoming, he had zero interest in playing any superhero and admitted that he is void of any knowledge of these people in the first place.
Charlie Will Never Be Your Oliver Queen
Developed in the DC comic book world all the way back in 1941, the Green Arrow has been a fringe player until he debuted in 2012 on CW. Despite a strong following with the potential to be something more in a motion picture, Charlie Hunnam won't have anything to do with it.
“I didn’t grow up a comic book fan and I haven’t really seen any of those Marvel films or the Batman films," he remarked. "It’s just not really my taste. I must confess I don’t really know who the Green Arrow is. It’s not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to."
Exploration Film The Lost Art of Filmmaking for Hunnam
Playing Colonel Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z, Hunnam wanted the production to push the boundaries as they delved into the Amazon but felt restricted by what they could explore.
“It was a great challenge (to shoot on film)," he told Yahoo. "It’s unfortunate that’s becoming a lost art in filmmaking now. Even the cameras themselves, nobody’s making new film camera so we just have the existing cameras that have been used for many, many years.”
Going rogue for the most part in the deepest, darkest parts of the jungle, Hunnam believes there is a level of mystery surrounding this forgotten landscape.
“Even just getting film stock (is difficult). The type of film we wanted to use on this film was just given to us because no-one is using it any more. We thought it was going to be enough but by two-thirds of the film we’d burnt through all of that film. It was a real benefit (to shoot on film), it was exciting to shoot particularly with the challenges of this environment, but I think the look of it speaks for itself. Films just don’t look like this does any more.”
The Lost City of Z is open on March 24.