After so many years of being Star City's first line of defense against the forces of evil, Stephen Amell is obviously an integral part of the DC Comics universe.
But if someone just, like, handed him a superhero outfit from the other side of the spectrum and told him to suit up for a spot in the MCU, it's not like he's gonna say no.
Amell revealed his openness to a possible Marvel movie role during a Q&A sesh on Facebook, where he replied to a fan's question with, "Sure, why not? I'm up for roles -- movie roles -- although I've never really read Marvel Comics and I was always a DC guy even before I was a DC guy. But it's not like if I got offered an awesome Marvel superhero, I'd be like 'No, I can't.'"
So, that's settled. But let's say this did happen; which Marvel superhero would be most suitable for Amell, and enticing enough to lure him in? We've got a few ideas.
Hat tip to the guys at Comic Book Movie for this suggestion -- which makes so much sense, except for the teensy problem of Jeremy Renner already having the role. But with Renner now in his mid-40s, it's totally reasonable that a younger guy with, ahem, arrow-related experience might eventually need to take things over.
With Charlie Cox very capably handling Daredevil duties on the small screen, it's wide open for Amell -- who has lots of experience as a masked superhero in an urban setting -- to put on that horny helmet for a movie role.
If any Marvel hero is ripe for a reboot, it's this guy. And don't you want to see Stephen Amell go dark as an assassin hell-bent on revenge? (And yes, we know both Daredevil and Punisher on TV exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there could always be a reboot down the road.)
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Just throwing it out there: Hypothetically speaking, if Stephen Amell wanted to spend the "Arrow" off-season playing a superhero role, but without the added responsibility of staying in superhero shape the whole time, we'd happily watch him shake his tailfeathers as Howard.