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Arrow Season 9: Stephen Amell hints at ninth season return

Published: 4/Nov/2020 13:03

by Emma Soteriou

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Arrow star Stephen Amell has offered to return to his role for one more season, due to the ongoing health crisis. In a recent podcast, the actor spoke about sharing his idea with the show’s producers.

The finale of Arrow, which aired at the beginning of 2020, saw Stephen Amell don his character’s suit one last time.

The show gave fans a satisfying end to the eight-year run, with the finale looking at Oliver Queen’s legacy, following the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.

Stephen Amell in season 1 of Arrow
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Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in Arrow

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As much as fans may have already come to terms with saying goodbye to the show, it seems it may be making a return sooner than expected.

Having helped establish the Arrowverse for The CW, there’s no surprise that Stephen Amell is already keen to return to Arrow.

On the Inside of You podcast, Amell revealed that he had spoken to the show’s producer, Greg Berlanti, about a revival.

“From my perspective, it wasn’t a far-fetched thing,” he said. This came after the ongoing health crisis meant a lot of actors couldn’t get out to Canada for production. As Amell is Canadian, and currently living there, it would be possible for the actor to continue working.

“I’m here and if I have to stay here, I want to work. If I’m going to work, let’s just figure out a way to bring Oliver back from the dead,” he told the producer.

Unsurprisingly, Berlanti wasn’t too sure what to make of the suggestion, but Amell assured him, saying: “Again, I hope it doesn’t happen. But, can we at least put it on the radar?”

Amell recently suffered a back injury on the set of the latest show he’s working on, Heels, so would be unlikely to be able to get suited up again for quite some time anyway.

That being said, with little news on the show’s spin-off – Green Arrow and The Canaries – and the current crisis not showing signs of coming to an end, the return of Arrow could be the way forward.

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WandaVision boss reveals The Office & Modern Family episode coming soon

Published: 23/Nov/2020 15:27 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 15:49

by Daniel Megarry

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As if we weren’t excited enough for WandaVision, it’s now been revealed that one episode of the Disney+ show will take inspiration from hit sitcom The Office.

There’s not long to go until Marvel’s latest TV series WandaVision hits our screens on January 15, 2021, and while we still don’t know quite what the storyline is going to be, there are plenty of teasers from those involved about what we can expect.

The new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will follow Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda and Paul Bettany’s Vision as they live ideal suburban lives – but soon realize that not everything is as it seems.

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WandaVision will take inspiration from various sitcoms through the ages

The latest hint about what to expect from the new series comes from Marvel boss Kevin Feige, who spoke to Empire about the inspiration behind the unique sitcom-style approach the show will take.

We already know that one episode of the show – most likely the premiere – will take the form of a 1950s sitcom, complete with black-and-white visuals and a live studio audience, who no doubt had to sign some hefty NDAs to make sure nothing leaked.

Now, Feige has teased that the show will gradually progress through the decades, ending up with an episode inspired by none other than hit mockumentary series The Office. And yes, there will be fourth-wall-breaking confessionals from Wanda and Vision.

“I loved TV, and watched far too much The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy and Bewitched and everything,” Feige said of the shows that inspired WandaVision. “We go up to the Modern Family and The Office style. The talk-to-the-camera, shaky-camera, documentary style.”

It certainly seems like WandaVision will be different from anything Marvel have done before, and the news of an episode inspired by The Office has got fans pitching their dream scenarios of what could happen.

“Will it have a cameo from Michael Houdini?” joked one Reddit user, while another added: “I’m going to love this show so much. It’s such an odd and creative idea that completely breaks away from the Marvel formula.”

As for the show’s impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was recently revealed that WandaVision will “directly set up” Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which comes out in 2022, with Wanda/Scarlet Witch playing “a key role” in the sequel movie.

While we wait for the new Marvel show to hit Disney+ on January 15, 2021, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about WandaVision including casting, plot rumors, and how it will tie into the wider MCU.