Charlie Hunnam Has A Change Of Heart On Playing Green Arrow: “DC, Give Me A Call!”

Green ArrowBack in March, Sons of Anarchy and King Arthur star Charlie Hunnam talked about not being interested in playing the DC hero Green Arrow, a role that many fans have wanted to see him play. Here is what he said in the interview back in March when speaking with Yahoo Movies.

“I didn’t grow up a comic book fan and I haven’t really seen any of those Marvel films or the Batman films. It’s just not really my taste. I must confess I don’t really know who the Green Arrow is. It’s not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to.”

However, it seems that Hunnam has had a change of heart since then. In a recent interview with the Brazilian website Omelete, the reporter spoke with Hunnam and brought up the Emerald Archer being someone that Hunnam would be perfect for.

“I’m not a fan of the comic books, so I don’t know why people are always asking me about him [Green Arrow], do I look like him? Well then come on DC, what’s up! Give me a call!”

Green Arrow is currently active in the world of television as Stephen Amell portrays Oliver Queen on the CW series Arrow which has been picked up for a sixth season. While a Green Arrow film isn’t officially in the works at Warner Bros., there is always the chance that the archer could show up in the films at some point as the DCEU continues to grow.

Would you want to see Charlie Hunnam play Oliver Queen a.k.a. the Green Arrow in the DC Extended Universe? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Omelete

5 Things The ‘Nightwing’ Movie Needs To Get Right

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Of all the surprising moves made by DC, announcing a solo Nightwing film was perhaps the most surprising. Considering Batman hasn’t even started filming his solo movie yet, it seemed a bit premature. Then of course came the announcement of the Batgirl movie, and it became clear that DC is hedging its bets in favor of Batman’s surrogate family. While it may have been more favorable to wait until the release of The Batman to consider spinning off the sidekicks, there’s certainly a lot to look forward to with these announcements, but a lot to be apprehensive about too.

Between Batgirl and Nightwing, the Barbara Gordon film is probably the safer bet for an immediately successful solo entry, particularly with Joss Whedon directing and writing. Dick Grayson has a lot more to prove. After all, he’s still considered by general audiences to be simply Robin. They might know that Dick eventually becomes Nightwing, but to most, this just means a change in costume and attitude, but a character who still essentially lives in Batman’s shadow.

This couldnt be further from the truth. In fact, a huge part of Nightwing’s appeal is just how different he is from Batman. Dick has his own way of operating, his own set of values, his own moral code, and his own outlook on life that’s totally different from Bruce Wayne’s. Nightwing represents one of the most optimistic voices in heroism, and when he’s done right, his comic book adventures are a breath of fresh air. There’s a lot of great stuff director Chris Mckay can pull from the Nightwing comics to ensure the movie lives and breathes that authentic Dick Grayson vibe. Here are the 5 things the Nightwing movie needs to get right. Click next to begin!

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  • razorstar90

    That’s what happens when your would be King Arthur franchise flops spectacularly.

    • Darthmanwe

      I was just thinking that :)

  • towblerone

    Pass. Plenty of other actors would jump at the role and wouldn’t think it was beneath them. F##k this dude.

  • Funny thing. Doesn’t know who Green Arrow is, but knows it’s DC.

  • nelson

    Matt Damon is my top choice to be Green Arrow but Charlie Hunnam wouldn’t be a bad choice in my opinion. He’s a lot better than Stephen Amell.

    • StarTheory

      I’d rather have Damon play Hush, it’s perfect since he has been friends with Batfleck since childhood.

  • What, so King Arthur franchise failed so he’s trying to hop on another one? Truth be told, I’m not a fan of any of his films, however, Pacific Rim was enjoyable despite him. But still, meh.

  • Boyd Holbrook > Charlie Hunnam

  • That boy is venomous box office pppppppoisoooooon,

  • Storymark

    Two flops in a month will certainly shift one’s attitude.

  • Carl

    No. The guy doesn’t not have good screen presence.

  • Ing_R

    Meh. He wouldn’t be Green Arrow, it would just be Jax with a bow. Since they’re doing Darkseid anyway with the Mother Box as the source of Cyborg’s tech, no reason Amell couldn’t do a cameo from the other earth.

  • Larch Amelia

    No! Stephen Amell is the perfect Green Arrow. He is swoon-worthy, rugged, badass, and he can act. What more can you want? I am not sure why they keep casting Charlie Hunnam in films on subjects that I am enthusiastic about: King Arthur, Percy Fawcett in the Lost City of Z, even in Crimson Peak. He is a fine actor but I don’t think he is manly or charismatic enough for these parts. I don’t get it. Maybe they should run these casting decisions past more people. Henry Cavill should have been King Arthur. Now that would have worked! Tom Hardy would have been awesome as Percy Fawcett. Chris Hemsworth, Jonathan Reese Myers or Tom Hiddleston would each have been great depending on the desired flavor. I guess there are salaries and all that to consider. They don’t have dibs on anyone in the world they want. That being said, Stephen Amell is emerging. They should snap him up.