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Stephen Amell Wants 'Arrow' to Get Back to Basics

Stephen Amell Wants 'Arrow' to Get Back to Basics

Stephen Amell sports a baseball cap while stopping by an AOL Build Series event on Wednesday (May 25) in New York City.

The 35-year-old Arrow star recently opened up about what he wants to see on the next season of the show.

“When we started Arrow, we were the superpower-less superhero show,” Stephen told EW. “Because of our success and because of opportunities that The CW has had, we’ve had to break away from that original modus operandi a little bit, because we were introducing Barry Allen, and in subsequent seasons, we’ve shepherded some of the Legends of Tomorrow onto their own show.”

He added, “Even though Supergirl is joining the ranks, there’s no new person or new show to introduce this year, and I think as a result of that, we need to get back to focusing more on some of the core elements that used to define Arrow. To me, that’s hand-to-hand combat, no superpowers, and dealing with the job of cleaning up Star City.”

Also pictured below: Stephen attends the premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows the day before in Toronto, Canada.

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Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline, Gino DePinto, AOL
Posted to: Stephen Amell

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  • Queenie01

    cant wait

  • Dan

    The show was at its best when it was just Oliver and Diggle in the field with Felicity on the comms. Those 3 are all the show has ever needed to be great. They don’t need 10 people in the field or magic/super powers. Looking forward to hopefully getting back to the core of the show in season 5!

  • Kaitlyn

    Get rid of Felicity and I’ll start watching again. Shes a character that is made for Fanfic, not the center of a superhero show.

  • Anna

    The story hasn’t gone to shit because of megahumans or powers. It’s gone to shit because of the stupid Olicity romance, the bad writing, the horrible villain, the cliche lines, and lastly the fighting scenes have gone down the drain.

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    yes completely agree

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