'Arrow' star Stephen Amell: 'Flash' movie 'could have been handled better'

Arrow star Stephen Amell isn't too happy with how the rollout of Warner Bros. movie plans rained on the parade of his fellow TV super hero Grant Gustin, who plays the title character on CW's Flash.

"I thought that the way Warner Bros. announced the slate of DC movies could have been handled better," said Amell in an interview with AMC's Movie Talk.

Last month, the day after the second episode of Flash's freshman season aired, Warner Bros, whose TV arm produces both Arrow and Flash, announced a flurry of movies news that included plans to have Perks of Being a Wallflower star Ezra Miller helm a Flash movie in 2018.

"I think someone like Grant Gustin, who has just launched an iconic character like Flash, to record breaking numbers ... should have been given a wider berth than two episodes before another actor was announced to play his character," Amell said. "I thought it was shitty that all of this stuff got announced the morning that the ratings — the spectacular ratings — of the second episode of the Flash came in."

At the time of the announcement, fans of Gustin's character, who made his debut in a 2013 episode of Arrow, vocally disapproved of both the timing and, in some cases, the casting itself.

"All that being said," Amell added, "everyone wants to judge things immediately. The plan that Warner Bros. [and DC have] — and it's a wonderful plan overall — for the introduction of the Justice League of America and all these standalone films is going to take place over 5, 6, 7 years. Whose to say what's going to happen."

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