Stephen Amell has been asked on several occasions about which superhero he would want to play on the big screen. The actor usually gets away with replying, "Green Arrow," which is the character he plays on the popular TV series. However, during a recent appearance, Amell had a different, more interesting answer to that question.
"I always get this question," Amell told an interviewer, during a recent press tour for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows." "I think all the superheroes are taken now. I'll play The Riddler, okay? It's a villain, but I like The Riddler." (via ComicBook)
Maybe Amell is a little too attached to 'green' in general. Either way, earlier rumours have indicated that Ben Affleck's upcoming solo Batflick will have several Bat villains. So, Amell's definitely got a shot, unless the makers decide to go in a different direction, with an actor like...Johnny Depp, perhaps? Now, wouldn't he make the perfect Riddler.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time Amell has used The Riddler as an answer to this question: While taking part in a panel at Nerd HQ at San Diego Comic-Con International way back in 2014, Amell was asked what supervillain he would like to play.
With no hesitation, Amell answered, "The Riddler. I think I actually said that to Geoff Johns at like 2 o'clock in the morning Saturday. 'Hey, Geoff, I want to play the Riddler.' That actually happened."
He added, "The Riddler, I mean that's an awesome villain, and it hasn't been in the modern...well, I guess modern, post-turn-of-the-century versions of Batman. So that would be cool," Amell had said back in 2014.