Is Arrowverse going to expand into a movie? Stephen Amell gives fans the answer
No one knows what Amell meant when he was starting to say something and then stopped. It could be anything, it could be about season 7 itself
CW's Arrowverse has gained tremendous popularity amongst fans, specifically The Arrow. Fans have been wondering over a period of time will there ever be an 'Arrow' movie? Actor Stephen Amell in his recent Facebook live, addressed this question.
One of the fans asked about the Arrow movie and Amell's answer just doesn't quite give us what we wanted. He said: "No because we're still shooting the show," Amell said. "I will say, though, that... no, I won't say that."
No one knows what Amell meant when he was starting to say something and then stopped. It could be anything, it could be about season 7 itself being feature-esque. A few years ago screenwriters David S. Goyer and Justin Marks came together and worked on a script for a Green Arrow live-action film titled 'Green Arrow: escape from Super Max.' This story saw Oliver Queen being sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit and while in prison, Oliver meets many villains that he had helped put away. Oliver would have to seek the help of these villains to escape the prison.
The movie never made it into production but ever since Olive Queen was sent to prison at the end of season 6 of 'Arrow' and the fans have been wondering if the storyline for season 7 is inspired by 'Escape from Super Max'. Amell had addressed this while speaking with Comicbook at San Diego Comic-con in July.
"I don't know if that's going to influence it, but Oliver is definitely in jail and I think that he's going to be in jail I think longer than people expect," said Amell.
There are a few distinct similarities, however. The upcoming season's synopsis states that Oliver "will come face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison". Whether or not there is an Arrow movie, there could be some cinematic scenes in the upcoming season, as the naked shower prison fight. This one is particularly brutal and may have been the reason behind showrunner Beth Schwartz having to have a conversation with the network's censors.
"Beth [Schwartz, Arrow showrunner] and I had a phone call with BNSP, which is our censors... a very lengthy phone call about a particular scene that we never had before," Arrow director James Bamford has explained. "So, we are really trying to push the limits on the show in the gritty factor. We are trying to go as far as you can go within the confines of our network and what is expected of us and what we can do and can't do. We are not on Netflix, so we will never be able to X, Y, and Z, but we are damn sure going to try."
Arrow Season 7 is set to premiere on Monday, October 15.