Charlie Hunnam Up for Playing Green Arrow in a Future DC Movie

Posted 05/15/2017 5094 0

Charlie Hunnam has a change of heart on playing Green Arrow!


There has been no official indication of a Green Arrow movie happening quite yet. However, if it does come together, it seems they could already have a leading man lined up, with Charlie Hunnam expressing some interesting in playing Oliver Queen. This is quite a contrast to just a few months ago, where the actor revealed in another interview, while promoting The Lost City of Z, that he has no interest in superhero movies. Here's what the actor had to say in that March interview.

"I didn't grow up a comic book fan and I haven't really seen any of those Marvel films or the Batman films. It's just not really my taste. I must confess I don't even really know who the Green Arrow is. It's not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to."

In a recent interview with Brazilian website Omelette, the topic of playing Green Arrow came up and, surprisingly, Hunnam seems perfectly open to the idea.

“You know, I’m not a comic book fan so I don’t really know the Green Arrow. Do I look like him? Have they made a Green Arrow film? … Well, come on, DC, what’s up? Give me a call!”

Green Arrow is currently active in the world of television as Stephen Amell portrays Oliver Queen on the CW series Arrow which has been picked up for a sixth season. While a Green Arrow film isn’t officially in the works at Warner Bros., there is always the chance that the archer could show up in the films at some point. Ever since the DCEU was formed, fans looked to Hunnam as the dream actor to portray Oliver Queen, AKA Green Arrow. Stephen Amell has the character locked down on TV, but Hunnam was the movie star that could bring the hero to life alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. His performance as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy helped show fans what he was all about, and that he could handle the physical role. And, as many fans will point out, Hunnam just looks exactly like Oliver Queen.