Emily Bett Rickards is departing from the role of Felicity Smoak after Arrow season seven but one actor thinks his character should’ve killed her off.
Arrow is coming to an end in its eighth season. The show is currently wrapping up its seventh season on The CW but it will be returning for a shortened eighth season to wrap up its story and characters. One character that won’t be returning in Arrow season eight is Felicity Smoak, played by Emily Bett Rickards. The actor revealed earlier this year that she would not be reprising the role of Felicity Smoak after Arrow season seven concludes.
During a recent Fan Fest in Chicago, Arrow star Kirk Acevedo joined fellow cast members on stage and of course, the topic of Emily Bett Rickards’ departure from the series came up. Fans of Arrow probably remember that Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity Smoak and Kirk Acevedo’s Ricardo Diaz have a very rocky history on the series.
Because of this, Kirk Acevedo says that he should’ve killed off Felicity Smoak instead of the exit she’ll be getting from the series. This is what he had to say about Emily Bett Rickards’ exit.
“They should’ve had me kill her. Because that would’ve been better for the storyline, right?”
Kirk Acevedo continued to tease his preferred exit for Emily Bett Rickards’ character.
“You can’t just have her walk away. They should’ve had me kill her. Simple. Wrap.”
Emily Bett Rickards first debuted her character, Felicity Smoak, on The CW’s Arrow in 2012. She has since reprised the role in fellow Arrowverse series such as The Flash, as well as various Arrowverse crossover events such as Elseworlds and the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Arrow, as well as Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity Smoak, as soon as more information becomes available. Are you a fan of Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak? Do you think that Kirk Acevedo’s character should’ve killed off Emily Bett Rickards? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!
Arrow continues next week with the episode titled “Spartan” and you can read the official synopsis below.
ERNIE HUDSON (“GHOSTBUSTERS”) GUEST STARS – After the Ninth Circle delivers a major setback for Team Arrow, Diggle (David Ramsey) reluctantly reaches out to a Four-Star General of the Defense Intelligence Agency (guest star Ernie Hudson) for help, despite unresolved tension from their past. Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovers a piece of information that he believes will turn Emiko (Sea Shimooka) against the Ninth Circle. Alena (guest star Kacey Rohl) returns with an interesting proposal for Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). Avi Youabian directed the episode written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes (#719).
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.
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.