‘Arrow’ Actor Stephen Amell Clarifies SAG-AFTRA Strike Comments

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Arrow star Stephen Amell recently spoke out against the SAG-AFTRA strike, calling it a “reductive negotiating tactic”. However, the actor has gone on to clarify that his statements were taken out of context.

During a recent appearance at Raleigh’s GalaxyCon, Arrow actor Stephen Amell was asked about his thoughts on the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. His answer was that, while he stands with his union, he doesn’t support the strike due to it being a “reductive negotiating tactic” and “frustrating”. Amell immediately received backlash from fans and co-stars alike, leading to him clarifying that, while he doesn’t like striking, he knows it’s what they have to do to get fair treatment from the studios:

Much of Stephen Amell’s statement seems to come down to him using a few wrong words when talking about the very complicated topic that is labor strikes and the ongoing SAG-AFTRA negotiations. However, for many fans of Arrow, this clarification only serves to highlight Amell’s absence at the picket lines, though the actor seems to promise his appearance at the end of the statement.

From the Arrowverse to the DCU?

Stephen Amell returning as Green Arrow in the DCU would be far from the first time the Arrowverse has crossed paths with big budget DC Comics films. Ezra Miller famously appeared as his version of The Flash during the Crisis on Infinite Earths special, which also featured appearances by Robin actor Burt Ward and the cast of Titans, which had its own ties to the Shazam! films.

The final season of The Flash brought closure to the story of one of the most iconic and beloved characters in the Arrowverse. The series has been a staple of the CW network and has been widely praised for its action sequences and engaging character arcs along with its witty and heartfelt storytelling.

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe!