Who Will Be Playing Green Arrow In The CW’s New Pilot?

With Smallville off the air and The Cape getting an early exit from NBC, it makes me wonder if comic book-based televisions can survive on today’s TV programming. Competing with long standing cop dramas, reality shows and anything with magic, the supernatural or vampires can be a tough gig. Hopefully, a new pilot ordered by The CW will change the course of that.

A week ago, I mentioned that The CW had ordered three new drama pilots and one of them includes Arrow a take on the classic tale of Green Arrow. The story follows Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy and billionaire in Star City by day, but when night falls, he’s a vigilante superhero who fights crime with archery and technology. According to Deadline, Dinah Laurel Lance will also be a featured character, though not as the Black Canary and using her middle name “Laurel.” Oliver Queen’s mother Moira is still alive in the present day, with Oliver Queen returning to Starling City after people believed he was dead for five years.

If you followed Smallville even a little bit, you may remember that Justin Hartley played the role opposite Superman. But, who will be tackling the title role for this new CW adaption? Find out below.

Stephen Amell has been tapped to play the role of Green Arrow and I think he’s a perfect fit. As you can see with the photo below, he’s got the body of superhero on all his own, plus he fits the playboy-by-day look as well. While he’s never been in a lead action role such as this, I have a good hunch that he’ll do just fine. What do you think Homorazzi fans? Is Stephen Amell right for the Arrow? Sound off below.

  • NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!
    This is so wrong. The Green Arrow is a 35 year old muscle daddy.

    Congratulations CW for ruining another amazing character. Stupid.

  • OMG and not featuring Black Canary..like WTH! They are LOVERS! The two of them are EPIC together. This makes me so mad.

  • Tyrell

    Maybe they’re going for an approach like they did with Smallville – start young and work their way older? LOL

  • Well the thing with SmallVille is that SuperMan already had that backstory right? Like we all knew he was from smallville, with the Kents, and he loved lana lang then lois etc. etc.

    But this, this is really bad. I never understand how comic books can be destroyed like this I mean, the work is already done. It’s all there in hundreds of issues. The bloody frames are mapped out.

    And not featuring black canary, one of the BEST characters! please.
    I bet the won’t even have Mia, the HIV positive sidekick which would be REALLY amazing. Stupid CW.