So, How About That Arrow Musical? Stephen Amell Weighs In On Recent Rumors

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Give the people what they want! With Supergirl’s recent move from CBS to The CW, fans of DC’s TV universe are clamoring for a crossover extravaganza. With Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and now Supergirl, DC Comics has taken over four prime time slots at The CW, so the thought of one, or rather several crossover episodes has us excited.

Now, we tend to be a pretty greedy bunch. We want to have it all. And ‘all’ in this case would be a Superflarrow musical extraordinaire. The Flash’s Grant Gustin and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist have proven their superhuman voices on Glee, and many other cast members of DC TV world have demonstrated quite the powerful voices. So why not give Arrow- The Musical a chance?

It’s no other than the Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, who firmly axes any and all musical special. “No. I’m out! I’m the first one. I get to draw the line, and I draw the line at musical,” Amell said during his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 press tour. “They have to show me how they’re going to do this magical four-show crossover. It was hard enough when it was two shows and mixing in Legends a little bit. To make it four shows? I’m dumbfounded.”

Is it a challenge? Sure is. But if there is one thing that Superflarrow Producer Greg Berlanti has taught us is that it can happen. When Supergirl first premiered, a crossover with any of the remaining superhero shows was unthinkable, but Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen did end up making an appearance. So a four-way crossover shouldn’t be impossible to execute.

Whether this crossover includes some musical performances or not should still be up for debate. For someone who picks up a microphone at literally any chance he gets, Amell is reluctant to go for a musical. Why we wonder, when he has the voice of an angel. Need proof? Listen to his rendition of “Part of Your World.”

However, the tweet of one lucky fan who attended Amell’s panel at Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend might change things up again. She reported that, even after being so 100% against an Arrow musical episode, Amell would agree to a live musical performance with the cast if It was produced in order to “raise money for charity”.

If that is your only condition, Mr. Amell, bring it on. Our credit cards are more than ready to be charged.

Arrow returns with season five this fall on The CW.

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