ARROW Star John Barrowman Reflects On The Arrowverse's Legacy And Playing Malcolm Merlyn (Exclusive)

ARROW Star John Barrowman Reflects On The Arrowverse's Legacy And Playing Malcolm Merlyn (Exclusive)

ARROW Star Stephen Amell Reveals The Long-Running Series Was Supposed To End Much Sooner
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WhatIfRickJames - 9/24/2023, 3:37 PM
He’s not done but we’re done. There’s a difference
TheVandalore - 9/24/2023, 3:39 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - meh. I'm not.

Arrow is the only of those shows id actually tune in if it came back.
grif - 9/24/2023, 6:36 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - 5 seasons too long
Lokiwasright - 9/24/2023, 6:38 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - we?? Don't include me...
WhatIfRickJames - 9/24/2023, 6:55 PM
@Lokiwasright - the Royal we! Aka me!
dracula - 9/24/2023, 3:42 PM
Well unless they decide to include tv show stuff in multiverse stories for movies, he is

Arrowverse is over and really Superman and Lois has done fine on its own, no need to complicate things by crossing over with shows thats have been over for years
TheSuperMex - 9/24/2023, 3:43 PM
I wouldn’t mind a tv film.
Se4M4NSt4ine - 9/24/2023, 3:46 PM
JobinJ - 9/24/2023, 4:10 PM
@Se4M4NSt4ine - yuuuup
TheLight - 9/24/2023, 5:04 PM
@Se4M4NSt4ine -
dracula - 9/24/2023, 6:18 PM
@Se4M4NSt4ine - maybe but not sure

He does have a show and a few other projects lined up
Se4M4NSt4ine - 9/25/2023, 12:16 PM
@dracula - nothing nearly as well paying as Arrow.
DocSpock - 9/24/2023, 3:49 PM

The gay berlantiVerse is dead.

Don't dig it up.

Forthas - 9/24/2023, 3:54 PM
It would not surprise me if he wound up on an episode of Peacemaker. If we ever see another episode.
Knightrider - 9/24/2023, 5:15 PM
@Forthas - That actually could work. He wouldn’t be playing the CW GA, but could play the Peacemaker Universe version of the character- in fact increased age rating could work quite well
Ha1frican - 9/24/2023, 3:59 PM
That character stopped having stories to tell by the midpoint of Season 4.
MadThanos - 9/24/2023, 4:07 PM
This guy was a waste.

Arrow season 1 was awesome. Then it became a CW show.

If I were them I'd finish Arrow after the debut season and would put this guy on the (was a thing back then) SnyderVerse.
kg8817 - 9/24/2023, 8:09 PM
@MadThanos - I rewatched season 1 recently and goddamn was it grounded like a teenager looking at porn for the first time. I mean it like tried VERY hard to have very little “superheroics” in it at all and was VERY Batman Begins inspired.

Season 2 is like “ah whoops our bad - here’s Barry Allen!” and Deathstroke elevated that season to its best heights but tonally, it feels like a rebooted show.
theFUZZ008 - 9/24/2023, 4:10 PM
JobinJ - 9/24/2023, 4:10 PM
Just another way of saying he needs a job.
dracula - 9/24/2023, 6:19 PM
@JobinJ - not sure about that. He does have a show and a few projects in the works
Deklipz - 9/25/2023, 12:14 AM
@dracula - a show with bad ratings, bad writing, and mediocre talent. Also, no other project he’s touched has had any impact whatsoever outside of arrow. He has the personality of lukewarm dishwater. I doubt that anything he has on deck is going to be watchable to anyone outside of his family.
bkmeijer1 - 9/24/2023, 4:23 PM
Wouldn't mind seeing him show up in Superman & Lois. Diggle was in it as well, so it shouldn't be impossible.

Think it could be a fun way to end Superman & Lois (and the Arrowverse) by having the Justice League, including Green Arrow and Supergirl, show up one last time.
thedrudo - 9/24/2023, 4:32 PM
Wasn’t he the one who wanted the series to end so he could move on to other projects?
TheOtherOn - 9/24/2023, 4:50 PM
@thedrudo - Yup! And sounds like he tried hard but couldn't 🤭🤭
Deklipz - 9/25/2023, 12:15 AM
@thedrudo - Yes, projects nobody gives a shit about except for himself.
ModHaterSLADE - 9/24/2023, 5:12 PM
He wasn't bad in the role despite the more serious take on the character. If they could get him a decent creative team I'd watch him as the character again.
FireandBlood - 9/24/2023, 5:21 PM
First two seasons were some good shit back then, but you tried rewatching any of it lately? Ooof. Don’t know how people come at these Marvel shows when shit like Arrow is what we used to consider peak comic book TV
Nightwing1015 - 9/24/2023, 6:40 PM
@PlusUltra - season 1, 2, and parts of 3 are still great. Even 5 holds up. But I'd rather a more comic accurate take in the DCU
MuadDib - 9/24/2023, 5:25 PM
Idk if anyone is watching Heels on Starz, but that show is surprisingly good. Obviously not comic book related, but quality of the over all production and the acting is much better than anything Arrow ever put out after say, S2. Not the highest bar, but he has moved on, and although it’s not the most glamorous show, it could be argued he’s had success after Arrow.

I think any comments about coming back for a limited series S9 of Arrow are more so revolving nostalgia and a genuine fondness for the character and his costars.

But haters gonna hate.

Heels is a great show

Good for him
thedrudo - 9/24/2023, 9:29 PM
@MuadDib - It’s pretty good. I still need to start season two. With how the season was handled, I can’t imagine it comes back for another season.
AnthonyVonGeek - 9/24/2023, 6:27 PM
Basically he’s like…
Lokiwasright - 9/24/2023, 6:40 PM
should play Baldur in mcu...

Arrow was the father of modern day superhero shows
DanFlashesShirt - 9/24/2023, 7:24 PM
@Lokiwasright - you spelt smallville wrong
GhostDog - 9/24/2023, 7:51 PM
@DanFlashesShirt - yessir
GhostDog - 9/24/2023, 6:56 PM
Has no career without him
kazuma - 9/24/2023, 8:33 PM
I'd like to see a Green Arrow movie where he's actually a fun character.
PartyKiller - 9/24/2023, 11:17 PM
Arrow could've been one of the greats if it never introduced superpowers into the series. And if the producers had not been tricked by internet fakery into thinking there was a massive amount of Emily Bett Ricards lovers who hate Katie Cassidy. Whomever tricked those stupid producers, knew them well. When Arrow became Felicity and was done.

The producers were fooled by the same methods Zack Snyder and Fisher used to make it seem like Snyder had a fan base of millions, when it's just a few thousand using fake accounts.

Vision85 - 9/25/2023, 3:51 AM
Actor realises he isn't in demand and seeks to rekindle that one gig that kept him employed.
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