Katie Cassidy On Why She Has No Regrets About GREEN ARROW AND THE CANARIES Not Being Picked Up (Exclusive)

Talking to us about her standout role in Agent Game, Katie Cassidy explains why she has no regrets over The CW's decision to not move forward with Arrow spinoff Green Arrow and the Canaries. Check it out!

"Green Arrow & The Canaries" was the ninth episode of Arrow's eighth and final season, and put the spotlight on Oliver Queen's future daughter, Mia Smoak, in 2040 where she was joined by Laurel Lance and Dinah Drake, the Arrowverse's Black Canaries. The only episode of The CW show not to feature Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen, it was meant to serve as a backdoor pilot for a spinoff series.

Despite season-high ratings and positive reviews, the network ultimately decided against moving forward with Green Arrow and the Canaries, which obviously disappointed a lot of Arrow fans. 

Those characters have since been sidelined, and Katie Cassidy (part of the Arrowverse since the very beginning) has moved on from playing Black Canary. Talking to us about her role in the riveting new spy thriller, Agent Game, we asked the actress whether she thinks The CW missed a trick by not moving forward with what could have been a great female-led superhero TV series. 
 


"[Shakes Head] No. I say this in the most respectful, kind, realistic way…we really, really milked that cow. Like, c’mon. You evolve, you grow, you…I love learning and I love acting, but also, I started in features and I’m stepping back into [them]. I’m directing this movie with Marina Studios that I’m also producing called Daddy issues. I’m writing and tapping into this creative side of me that I’ve never had time to because I’ve been acting. I’ve loved acting my whole life, but I want to grow."

"It’s not that I wouldn’t have loved for the show to go [ahead] because I loved working with everyone, but let’s do something different! Let’s shake some shit up! [Laughs]. We know about the superheroes. We’ve been there. What’s next? There were vampires with the Twilight thing and superheroes have been cool for a decade and will forever be cool, but let’s go to aliens again or, I don’t know, monsters. Things evolve and then maybe we’ll go to space with aliens and monsters."

Having devoted nearly a decade of her life to the Arrowverse across over 150 episodes of television, it's hardly a surprise that Cassidy is ready to do something different. It's clear from her reaction that she has no regrets over Green Arrow and the Canaries not being picked up to series; after all, that would have taken up another few years of her career playing Black Canary in this DC Universe. 

As noted, Cassidy has made her return to the big screen with Agent Game, a movie that stars heavy-hitters like Mel Gibson, Jason Isaacs, and Dermot Mulroney. You can watch the trailer below.

Agent Game arrives in Theaters, Digital, and On Demand April 8, 2022.
 

ARROW Star Colton Haynes Left The CW Series Because He Hated One Of His Co-Stars
Related:

ARROW Star Colton Haynes Left The CW Series Because He Hated One Of His Co-Stars

AGENT GAME Star Katie Cassidy Reveals Whether She'd Be Open To Returning To The Arrowverse (Exclusive)
Recommended For You:

AGENT GAME Star Katie Cassidy Reveals Whether She'd Be Open To Returning To The Arrowverse (Exclusive)

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
THE FLASH Finally Resolves Big ARROW Series Finale Cliffhanger Teasing Diggle's Green Lantern Future
Last night's episode of The Flash finally addressed Arrow's big Green Lantern cliffhanger, but is John Diggle going to suit up in the Arrowverse? Find out exactly how it was resolved after the jump...
ARROW Star Colton Haynes Left The CW Series Because He Hated One Of His Co-Stars
Colton Haynes played Roy Harper/Arsenal in Arrow, but ended up leaving the series rather abruptly. Now, the actor has shed some light on why he couldn't wait to escape the Arrowverse. Check it out...
GOTHAM KNIGHTS: The CW Debuts First Official Key Art For Upcoming DC Comics Series
The CW has released a first look at the upcoming Gotham Knights TV series via some official key art spotlighting the show's leads, and it's every bit as generic as you'd expect...
Beloved Comic-Book Creator Neal Adams — Co-Creator Of John Stewart And Ra's Al Ghul — Passes Away At 80
Prolific comic-book creator Neal Adams has passed away from sepsis complications. Adams co-created beloved characters like Ra's Al Ghul and Green Lantern John Stewart.
AGENT GAME Star Katie Cassidy Reveals Whether She'd Be Open To Returning To The Arrowverse (Exclusive)
Agent Game star Katie Cassidy tells us that while she's not found it hard to move on from playing Black Canary in the Arrowverse, the door is open for future appearances in that world as Laurel Lance...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com