Arrow’s Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards talk series highlights and dream feature film
Arrow duo Stephen Amell and Emily Beckett Rickards have revealed their favourite moments in the Arrowverse so far and what they would love to see in a possible feature film.
The pair, who play Oliver McQueen (also known as the Green Arrow) and Felicity Smoak in the series, were talking to fans at a panel over the weekend at London’s Heroes and Villains Convention.
Rickards said: “I always remember finally when the universe first introduced the Flash as its own show. I think [that was] just a big change in where we were going and where we thought we were going. It just gave us a new chapter. It’s been awesome.
Meanwhile, Amell confessed to preferring the show’s more personal moments to the big action scenes.
He said: “I like the quieter moments on the show, like Emily and I had a lot of fun this year shooting the episode where we’re trapped in the bunker.
“The only part about that that wasn’t fun is that we filmed that episode right around the time that I shot American Ninja Warrior. And I kept having to – with my really really hurt arm – I kept having to just pick Emily up off the ground.”
“I like when we have the quieter moments, because we all have action scenes, but it’s when you stumble into an episode and you find a three and a half page scene that’s just a scene between two people talking? That’s really exciting. I like that.”
The pair also fielded questions on who and what they would like to include in a full-length Arrow film, should there eventually be one.
Amell said: “If we were going to do a feature length film, I would actually use every single important character from the history of the show. I’d like to put them all in a situation where they all have to work together, and I would like to put the entirety of the amount of money that we put into an entire season into 98 minutes of screen-time and see what happens.”
Rickards added: “And Batman.”