Charlie Hunnam’s name has once again been put forward for the DCEU’s Green Arrow, with the actor now seemingly more keen on tackling the role. While DC and Warner Bros.’s shared superhero universe is a fair bit newer and less fleshed out than the MCU, both companies have huge plans for it. Next month will see Wonder Woman hit theaters, with Justice League following in the fall and Aquaman coming late next year. From there, over a dozen other projects have been proposed, with Shazam, Cyborg, and Green Lantern Corps currently the only ones with release dates.
Still, the past few months have seen a number of possible new additions, with Joss Whedon’s Batgirl seeming to get the fast-track. Many DC fans are also hoping the Green Arrow will make his big screen debut soon, following the success of The CW’s Arrow. From the Flash to Deathstroke to Superman, DC have proven that they have no problem doubling up on characters across mediums. With that notion in mind, fans online recently rallied around the suggestion that Charlie Hunnam could tackle the role of the Emerald Archer if he ever joined the DCEU. Now, it looks as if he’s onboard as well.
A Twitter user uncovered a video of Hunnam being interviewed for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and the subject of Green Arrow was brought up. While Hunnam admits he isn’t aware of the character’s history, or comics in general, he ends the clip expressing his desire for DC to reach out to him. Check it out:
charlie hunnam on playing green arrow.....its not a no ladies and gentlemen pic.twitter.com/911rO0ZWOm— edgelord allan poe (@haarleyquin) May 15, 2017
Hunnam’s words jive with his previous statement on the subject, where he seemed uninterested in superhero movies. Now, it seems he was merely stating he wasn’t familiar with the Green Arrow character. With the fan support building, he’ll likely be more than a bit curious to explore the history and put out feelers should the role ever materialize. That said, Hunnam may soon be rueing his decision to stray into franchises at all.
While his previous comments seemed to say the actor preferred to shy away from tentpoles, that hasn’t really been the case. He previously starred in genre blockbuster Pacific Rim, and the story of King Arthur is essentially the foundation for many modern superheroes. Of course, with the high-profile box office disaster of King Arthur, Hunnam may find he lacks the desire to venture into blockbuster waters again.
On the flip side, Hunnam could end up keen to tackle a role with a stronger existing fanbase—like James Bond. But while fans want to see Oliver Queen on the big screen, we’ve never heard anything concrete to suggest it’s going to happen. Then again, the success of Arrow may convince DC and WB to give the character a shot in a future Justice League film – and when they do, Hunnam will be waiting for the call.
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