Warning: This article contains spoilers for Arrow Season 7, Episode 13: “Star City Slayer.”
So the most recent episode of Arrow had us bid farewell to not one, but two staples of the series. While William is set to live with his grandparents in Central City, the show has now also, for the moment, lost Echo Kellum’s Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific.
For some of the recent episodes of Arrow, Curtis has been butting heads with Diggle and Lyla on their approach. Last night’s episode brought that to the forefront with Curtis revealing to Diggle that he had been offered a position in Washington, D.C. While Diggle countered by offering Curtis the position of running A.R.G.U.S.’ entire scientific division, if just as a way to keep Curtis around, Curtis ultimately turned down the offer. Thus, the series bid farewell to another regular within the Arrow cast.
However, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Arrow star Echo Kellum explained his exit as a series regular, how he left the door open for Curtis to return, and how he approached Marc Guggenheim with the news of his looming exit.
“I approached Marc [Guggenheim]. We had a long conversation about family and fatherhood and all those things, and he totally got where I was coming from. You know, Warner Bros. and the network were so generous to be able to let me exit gracefully. What I will say, this isn’t the end of Curtis. I’ll definitely come back as much as they want me back, and visit and guest-star and whatnot. So, it’s not the end of him.”
Kellum went on to say that he enjoyed the story decision in which Curtis exited Team Arrow, as it goes back to his desire to help people, which he will do with his position in Washington, D.C. After last night’s episode premiered on the East Coast, Kellum took to Twitter to explain his exit to Arrow fans… while also warning those on the West Coast who had not yet seen the episode.
SPOILER ALERT WEST COAST!
— Echo Kellum (@EchoK) February 12, 2019
Still, though, what do you think of Curtis’ exit from Arrow? Would you want to see him return, either in a future episode or maybe crossover event like the upcoming Crisis On Infinite Earths? Let us know your thoughts on Mr. Terrific’s exit from the Arrowverse in the comments below.
Arrow airs on Monday nights at 8 P.M. on the CW.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.