‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell Discusses Kevin Smith Writing, Casey Jones Vs. Green Arrow, And DCTV Universe Musical

Arrow Season 4 is over, and many Arrow fans are upset, but Season 5 is only a few months away. Arrow star Stephen Amell is busy with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, so where does that leave the future of the Green Arrow? The Inquisitr reported that Kevin Smith and Stephen Amell were both interested in Kevin Smith joining the CW writing staff for future seasons of the show. After all, Smith did write two popular Green Arrow comic book series. According to Comicbook, Stephen Amell finds the idea of Kevin Smith being allowed in the writing room to be a huge “bonus.”

“I think that adding anyone to the writer’s room, much less Kevin Smith, is always a huge bonus. We haven’t had it in a little bit but in the first couple of seasons, Geoff Johns would write a couple of episodes or lean in on a couple of episodes and he did one in particular, 1×16, [Dead to Rights], it’s when Tommy found out for the first time that I was Green Arrow, and those episodes always had a little bit of a punch, so I’d love to have Kevin come on board.”

The Arrow fans who have felt disenfranchised would certainly come running back to the show, but who knows how much it would be to keep Smith on staff, and they certainly have their own plans already. Kevin Smith will probably come in for a “one and done” episode, but there is no official word on that.


Stephen Amell is playing Casey Jones in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle film, and anyone who knows anything about Casey Jones knows he is sort-of a wannabe vigilante. Amell plays two different vigilantes of varying skill levels, so who would win in all-out street fight between the Green Arrow and Casey Jones? Amell shared his thoughts on the subject.

“Oliver is a little bit more polished but Oliver is also a little bit more predictable, so if Casey’s gonna win, it’s gonna be the element of surprise but I’d say Oliver probably takes him down eight out of ten times. Give Casey a couple more years though in the vigilante game and maybe a more bad-a** weapon than a hockey stick”

Stephen Amell naturally leans more towards his Green Arrow alter-ego, but with a multi-film deal in place, he can’t exactly bash on Casey Jones too much. Stephen Amell also weighed in on the potential for Arrow to go musical, but not only that, a multi-series crossover musical episode. Amell was pretty definitive on whether or not Arrow would participate in such an event. The Arrow star is skeptical to say the least.


“No. I’m out! I’m the first one. I get to draw the line, and I draw the line at musical. They have to show me how they’re going to do this magical four-show crossover. It was hard enough when it was two shows and mixing in Legends a little bit. To make it four shows? I’m dumbfounded.”

Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends Tomorrow, as a multi-episode musical event is exactly what Amell is commenting on. Granted, Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist are Glee alums, but it likely won’t go over well with the comic book grounded TV show viewers. Especially when you consider how vocal the “Olicity and Friends” complaint department of Arrow fans are, which probably has some merit to it.

Arrow Season 5 has a lot of weight on its shoulders, and its main star Stephen Amell is a little busy with at least one other project. Will Arrow Season 5 end up being the best season ever, or will it not only round out the flashbacks, but also the series finale? You will have Tune-in to CW this fall to find out.

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