Actor Stephen Amell has dismissed rumors he is in talks to play the Green Arrow in the upcoming Justice League superhero movie.
Reports suggesting the Arrow star was being considered for the role surfaced on Wednesday (22Jan14), when he reportedly stated, "I have had discussions, but I think the gestation process for this project is a lot slower than most people think." But he has since taken to Facebook.com to slam the "fabricated" rumors and suggest his comments were taken out of context.
He writes, "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 bulls**t.
"And why would I do that? I mean... 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 (sic)!"
He continues, "We're making a kick a** show. We will continue to make a kick a** 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 d**kweed wants to pull a headline out of thin air to generate page views, then that's the price we pay."
Amell has been portraying Oliver Queen (aka The Arrow) on TV since 2012.