Every actor has some kind of role fetish or a pet project they would one day want to be part of. But, you will be stunned to find out what’s the character that Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen/ Green Arrow) would like to play if given a chance.
He was on a press tour for his latest movie TMNT: Out of the Shadows, he was asked about which superhero would he like to play on big screen. One would naturally believe it should be Green Arrow, but he said “I always get this question. I think all the superheroes are taken now. I’ll play The Riddler, okay? It’s a villain, but I like The Riddler.”
This isn’t the first time that he has expressed his interest to play the role of Riddler, back in 2014 at San Diego Comic-Con International when he was asked the same question, he then said “The Riddler”. I think I actually said that to Geoff Johns at like 2 o’clock in the morning Saturday. ‘Hey, Geoff, I want to play the Riddler.’ That actually happened.” He further said “The Riddler, I mean that’s an awesome villain, and it hasn’t been in the modern…well, I guess modern, post-turn-of-the-century versions of Batman. So that would be cool.”
Riddler is a popular fictional super-villain based in Gotham, an arch-enemy of Batman, first appeared in Detective comics, 1948, created by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang. In Gotham TV show, Edward Nygma is portrayed to be the “Riddler” of the small screen. He is a criminal mastermind with a genius-level intellect and has been a part of Secret six, Legion of Doom, Secret Society of Super Villains.
Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns are currently working on the new Batman franchise, although the details are kept under wraps, the first movie will feature many Batman villains. Is it possible that Geoff Johns actually reach out to Stephen Amell and cast him for the role of Riddler? Far-fetched?
Arrow Season 5 will come on air in October 2016, Wednesday, 8 p.m on The CW.