Being a superhero is more than just having the necessary skills to take down bad guys. A good image is also key, which explains why it’s important that costume reveals for superhero movies and TV shows are done properly. For Arrow star Stephen Amell however, the first official image of Oliver Queen suited up as The Arrow had to be edited at the last minute due to a certain part of his anatomy seemingly appearing more prominently.
Amell recently explained a predicament the show faced when they took the first promo shot of the actor as the bow-wielding protagonist back in 2012. After photographing Amell in several poses, a choice was finally made on which image to release to the public. Unfortunately, thanks to an observation from one of his co-stars, another problem soon arose…almost literally!
Yes, well, it certainly wouldn’t look good if Starling City’s main vigilante looked like he was getting too excited over fighting criminals, would it? In case you’re having trouble remembering the image that Amell is talking about in his Facebook post, you can check it out below.
Despite this setback, adjustments were made (presumably via Photoshop), the image was published and the problem was fixed before it grew any bigger. Poor choice of words?
It certainly wouldn’t help Oliver Queen’s reputation as a vigilante if criminals, both normal and superpowered, think The Arrow (previously known as The Hood) is enjoying beating them to a pulp a little too much. That being said, I can’t imagine Felicity would have a problem seeing a little extra packaging.
You can catch Arrow (sans boner) Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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