Green Arrow would beat any reiteration of Hawkeye, says Stephen Amell
The star of the CW show let people know that in season seven he would debut the goatee, but didn't promise to keep it forever
Both DC and Marvel cinematic universe have their own iteration of an archer superhero. While in the former franchise, it is portrayed by Stephen Amell - the titular Green Arrow of the hit CW show - in MCU, the mantle is taken over by Jeremy Renner, who has been bringing the character of Hawkeye to life for some time now.
Given the long-standing, who-is-better debate between the two comic book-based cinematic franchises, it came as no surprise when fans during a recent panel discussion asked Amell about his preference.
As part of the discussion at the recent Motor City Comic Con, the Arrow star was prodded over the Green Arrow versus Hawkeye debate.
And surprisingly enough, Amell made no secret of his thoughts while weighing in on the topic.
“I think that any iteration of Green Arrow would beat any iteration of Hawkeye just based on the fact he’s not weird and left-handed,” said the actor, as quoted by CBR.
However, the TV star wasted no time in clearing the air and soon shot back suggesting that it was all in good humor.
“I’m kidding, I’m kidding, just kidding,” he added.
Meanwhile, Arrow wrapped up another intense season with a huge twist and a major character death in its last week's episode titled 'Life Sentence'.
While the end of the latest season might mean a short break for fans of the series, thankfully, it won't be long before the show returns with season 7, this fall.
Along with the usual cast and plotlines, though, in the forthcoming season, fans will get to witness a classic comic book element as far as the lead character Green Arrow is concerned.
"Just because you've been polite, and just because everyone has been so nice to me today, I can break some news for you and let you know that in season seven, I am going to debut the goatee," Amell said.
"I can't promise that I'm going to keep [the goatee] forever. I can definitely promise that I'm not going to wear the stupid hat."