Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist paid tribute to Arrow star Stephen Amell for setting the groundwork for the Arrowverse in a recent interview.
After passing away in the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event, Stephen Amell’s Green Arrow series is set to end its eight-year run on The CW. Many seem to forget that Stephen Amell’s Arrow laid the groundwork for the modern era of superhero dramas, and without him, we would have never seen the likes of The Flash or Supergirl on television. Once Arrow is over, the gates to the Arrowverse will belong to the likes of Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist, who play The Flash and Supergirl, respectively.
In an interview with TV Guide, Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist discussed what Stephen Amell and Arrow meant to them, as well as the Arrowverse as a whole. Melissa Benoist discussed how without Arrow, television wouldn’t have gotten its own version of the Justice League.
“Stephen started all of this. And the legacy he’s leaving is pretty incredible. You know, we almost have our own Justice League on television, and the universe is massive and he was always at the helm. So it’ll be different without him and an adjustment without him there and without all the Arrow people there.”
Grant Gustin kept his tribute to Stephen Amell very short and sweet, citing how the Arrow star always had his back.
“Stephen’s always been so great to me, personally, and to just the world as a whole. He’s definitely been the leader of the Arrowverse, and I don’t want to have to take up that place. They’ll be missed.”
Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist worked alongside Stephen Amell numerous times, with their most recent stint together being Crisis On Infinite Earths. Now that Stephen Amell has left the shared universe, it’s up to Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist to herald the Arrowverse and be inclusive to all the new spin-offs that’ll eventually come.
Are you disappointed to see Arrow come to an end? What are your thoughts on Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist paying tribute to Stephen Amell? Let us know in the comments section!
Here is the official synopsis for Stephen Amell’s Arrow series finale:
STEPHEN AMELL SIGNS OFF AS THE GREEN ARROW; EMILY BETT RICKARDS RETURNS FOR THE SERIES FINALE OF “ARROW” — After eight seasons, and the launch of countless superheroes, the series wraps up the story of the Green Arrow (Stephen Amell). Emily Bett Rickards returns as Felicity. James Bamford directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Beth Schwartz (#810). Original airdate 1/28/2020.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Katherine McNamara, Ben Lewis, Joseph David-Jones, LaMonica Garrett, and Katie Cassidy.
The Arrow series finale airs on January 28th at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Arrow star Stephen Amell and the future of Arrowverse stars Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist.
Source: TV Guide
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.