Look, all along this seemed unlikely, and now it appears it was even more unlikely than some outlets tried to make it seem. Stephen Amell has taken to his official Facebook to set the record straight on those reports that he had "studio level" meetings about reprising his CW-born Arrow on the big screen for the Justice League movie that's becoming more real by the minute.
As Brendon pointed out in his initial article, the fact that the crucial words "studio level" didn't come from Amell himself but from the interviewer probably should have been the tip-off that the interwebs would be making too much out of his comment. I'm glad he's come out so strongly against it, but I doubt it'll do much to stop people from jumping to conclusions about such things in the future.
Here's his full statement to read for yourself:
Something I need to get off of my chest.
When I do press, I try and be open, honest and thoughtful. That being said… I find it incredibly discouraging to see a headline like the ones I've been seeing this morning. Headlines that aren't just a stretch, they're totally fabricated. At no point, have I had "studio level" discussions about any feature films at Warner Bros.
In this particular instance, when I read articles that take a pretty straightforward answer and slap a title on it that has little to no correlation to what I've actually said, it makes it seem as though I'm disrespecting my current position. Which is bullshit. And why would I do that? I mean… I'm not the smartest dude in the world. (After all… I picked a career in acting.) But would I really just casually subvert a process cloaked in secrecy? A process – by the way – being run by the company who currently employs me. C'MON!
We're making a kick ass show. We will continue to make a kick ass show. And I will continue to interact and provide interesting content for our fans. Because I love our fans. If every once and a while, some dickweed wants to pull a headline out of thin air to generate page views, then that's the price we pay.