Emily Bett Rickards Breaks Silence On Arrow’s Shocking Cancellation

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Emily Bett Rickards, best known for playing Felicity Smoak on The CW’s Arrow, opened up about the show’s shocking cancellation.

Emily Bett Rickards is one of the breakout stars of The CW’s Arrow and has been a fan favorite on the show since day one. It’s no surprise that with the series’ recent cancellation after it’s eighth and final season Rickards posted an emotional message on her personal Instagram page that sums up the last seven years of work as a “cuddle puddle”.

You can read the rest of her comments by checking out the photo below!


The image is of Emily Bett Rickards and the rest of Team Arrow (Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Colton Haynes, Rick Gonzalez, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy and show producer Beth Schwartz) embracing in one of the last few times that all these talented actors will be united together on set.

It’s always a rain cloud over an actors head when a run like Arrow has had is over but as Rickards mentions in her post it’s opened up a lot of new relationships with new people. Some of which she continues to work with and others that she could work with again down the road.

Thankfully, The CW is still packed with superhero content. Fans still have more episodes of The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning to look forward to, as well as the final season of Arrow. The series will have a final ten episode season, significantly shorter from past seasons of the inaugural Arrowverse series.

How do you feel about Arrow’s sudden and unfortunate end? Which of the other DC shows on The CW are you a fan of? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

The CW’s Arrow continues next week with the episode titled “Training Day” and you can read the official synopsis below!

TEAM ARROW ATTEMPTS TO WORK WITH SCPD – Team Arrow attempts to work with the Star City Police Department but much to Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) frustration, things don’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) gets some life-changing news. Ruba Nadda directed the episode written by Emilio Ortega Aldrich & Rebecca Rosenberg (#715).

Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez, and Colton Haynes.

Arrow airs on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.

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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

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

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.

Ryan Gosling

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

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

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.

Richard Madden

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.