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Stephen Amell's Blunt Response To Arrow Musical Crossover Rumors

If there is one thing that TV and movie audiences lose their minds over it’s the possibility of crossovers. The introduction of shared universes and serialized storytelling allows for your favorite characters to interact and, in the case of superhero titles, battle alongside each other. This year proved to be super successful in regards to crossovers, with shows like Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash all coming together- even across network lines. Now that Supergirl has moved over to the CW, we can expect to see the various DC properties interacting regularly, although fans have been speculating about one non-traditional form of crossover. Namely, that there will be a musical episode utilizing the bevy of talented singers that are in the Arrowverse. 

Stephen Amell, who plays the titular Green Arrow/Oliver Queen, recently opened up to MTV news about the rumors of a musical crossover, saying:

No. No. I’m out! I’m the first one. I get to draw the line, and I draw the line at musical.

Well, this seems pretty cut and dry. Stephen Amell is not even considering the possibility of the DC heroes belting out some tunes as they save the day. Or, at least Green Arrow won’t be involved in that venture.

Rumors began circulating around the possibility of a musical episode once Supergirl was announced to be moving networks over to the CW. 

Melissa Benoist, who plays Supergirl, will be the latest of a long list of talented singers who have become involved in super heroic CW TV shows. Both she and The Flash’s Grant Gustin have worked successfully in musical theater before making their TV debuts FOX’s musical comedy series Glee. Additionally, Supergirl co star Chyler Leigh, who plays Alex, also knows a thing or two about musical episodes. During her tenure on medical drama Grey’s Anatomy she filmed a musical event, in which she had her own song. Plus she did that bizarre musical number in Not Another Teen Movie

Supergirl also features Jeremy Jordan who, in addition to being a Tony nominated Broadway actor, sang on film in the series Smash and the film The Last 5 Years. Other singers in the Arrowverse include Arrow’s John Barrowman, The Flash’s Jesse L. Martin and Andy Mientus, and Legends of Tomorrow’s Ciara Renee

So overall, the CW’s respective TV comic book adaptations are chock full of musical talent. The problem with a musical episode is how it could possibly work tonally. Stephen Amell isn’t crazy to think that the idea is pretty out there, and that he’d perhaps be worried about jumping the shark by singing whilst kicking ass. Then again, musical episodes have worked in other dramas surprisingly well like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Grey’s Anatomy, in addition to comedies like Scrubs.

Do you want to see an Arrowverse musical crossover event? Or does Stephen Amell have the right idea? Sound off in the comments below.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.