Perhaps the poor reviews for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has taken their toll. Maybe the action star is looking for a change of tack. Whatever the case may be, Charlie Hunnam has opened himself up to the idea of starring in a mooted Green Arrow film.
When the topic came up earlier in the year, the Englishman dismissed the link out of hand. Showing no enthusiasm or interest of playing Starling City's beacon of hope, he appeared to have quashed the talk for good.
"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 explained. "It's just not really my taste. I must confess I don't even really know who the Green Arrow is. It's not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to."
Then his tune changed.
Hunnam Sold On Arrow Idea By Interviewer
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Conducting an online interview to promote the Guy Ritchie reboot, the member of the press filled Hunnam in on a few details. Not only did he strike more of a resemblance to the comic book edition of the DC superhero, but many fans of the original version see the Sons of Anarchy star as the ideal man to take up the mantle on the big screen.
Educated on the CW television series Arrow and the buzz surrounding his potential inclusion in the DCEU, Hunnam had performed a 180 on the concept.
"Well, come on DC," he remarked. "What's up? Give me a call, I'm here."
Amell: I Would Give Charlie My Blessing If DC Made An Arrow Movie
One individual this could affect is Stephen Amell. The actor has taken on the lead role of Oliver Queen for five complete seasons, tracking through his origin story, crossover with the Suicide Squad and inclusion with The Flash among others. When DC decided upon casting Will Smith for the role of Deadshot, the television performer Michael Rowe was duly killed off to make way.
Taking a humble approach to his position, Amell told the press last year that he does not have a mortgage on the part and if DC wanted a movie edition to recast Queen, they are entitled to do so.
"I do not have a right to Oliver Queen," Amell said. "Someone played it played it before me. Someone voiced it before me. Somebody will play it after me. I don’t believe that there are plans for Oliver Queen in the DC Extended Universe, based off things that people have told me, but I would not be upset if that changed at all."