Stephen Amell Reveals What He Plans On Doing After Arrow Ends


For the past seven years, the Arrow TV series has pretty much encompassed the life of Stephen Amell. Yes, he’s worked on a few other projects such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and Code 8, but his primary focus has been that of the role of Oliver Queen.

Soon enough, his tenure as the Emerald Archer on The CW will have ended with the show’s eighth and final season. Having said that, the world is now Amell’s oyster, so he’s got to have some big plans, right?

When asked about this very subject at MCM London Comic Con, Stephen gave his first and obvious answer:

“My first plan, actually, when I moved to LA, I always wanted to buy a house in California. My wife and I did in December of 2015. I think that collectively since then, I’ve maybe slept there, less than 100 nights in close to five years. I just want to have a regular Tuesday for a second. Very, very lucky our kiddo goes to school, it’s ike a six minute walk from our house. I just want to have a little bit of time in LA, it’s our city. I was there for two years and I sort of put down roots and then I booked Arrow and I don’t spend any time there anymore. So, I’d like to spend a little time there.”

When I attended Amell’s panel at 2018’s Motor City Comic Con, I remember him saying that he flies from Vancouver (where Arrow shoots) down to Los Angeles on the weekends to see his wife and child. And now that his schedule will soon be freeing up a bit, I’m sure he wants to spend even more days and nights with them.

As for what’ll be the next gig to put food on the table, here’s what he had to say about that:

“Part of the fun for me with acting is identifying a job, be it Arrow or any job that came before it for me, and really buckling down and trying to get it. I don’t know what that job is but I’m excited. If I’m gonna play a DC character again it has to be a villain because I like villains. Favorite villain? General Zod.”

If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say Amell’s next gig will probably be something unrelated to superheroes in either the action or science fiction genres. When it comes to the possibility of playing General Zod, that’d have to be at least a few years down the line because his former colleague, Colin Salmon, currently plays that very character over on Krypton.

Arrow returns with new episodes on Tuesday nights this fall on The CW.