Charlie Hunnam has no interest in playing Green Arrow, sorry DC fans

Tom Butler
UK Movies Editor

Sorry to break it to you DC fans, but ‘The Lost City of Z’ star Charlie Hunnam has no interest in playing Green Arrow, or any superhero for that matter.

Fan art of Hunnam as Oliver Queen AKA Green Arrow, the Robin Hood-inspired Justice League archer, often crops up online with one recent Instagram effort earning over 15,000 likes from eager fans. The dream casting has gained traction amongst certain DC movie fans who’d love to see the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star donning the green costume alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman, and there was even a petition, but Charlie told Yahoo he has no interest in comic book movies at all.

“I didn’t grow up a comic book fan and I haven’t really seen any of those Marvel films or the Batman films,” Hunnam told us when we asked him about playing Green Arrow while promoting new film ‘The Lost City of Z’ (in cinemas 24 March).

“It’s just not really my taste. I must confess I don’t really know who the Green Arrow is.”


The Green Arrow is the star of hit CW superhero drama ‘Arrow’ with ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ star Stephen Amell playing the billionaire playboy turned crimefighting vigilante, but Hunnam says he doesn’t see any comic book movies on the horizon for him.

“It’s not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to,” he adds.

The Green Arrow is currently not believed to be involved with any of the DC films coming from Warner Bros. in the near future. The next film on their slate is ‘Wonder Woman’ arriving 2 June, followed by ‘Justice League’ in November. Keep your eyes peeled for a new ‘Justice League’ trailer this week.

‘The Lost City of Z’ is in cinemas 24 March. Watch a trailer below.

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