Amell Says “Arrow” Different Than “Smallville”

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While the characters share the same name and secret identity, Arrow actor Stephen Amell says his Green Arrow will be very different from the one we saw on Smallville.

Speaking to Zap2it Amell says that Arrow’s take will be more grounded than Smallville’s.

“Nobody in our universe has super powers, so that’s a big jumping off point,” he explained. “I think we find Oliver Queen more injured than we saw him before.”

Amell also sought to distance his performance from that of Justin Hartley, who played Green Arrow on The CW’s Smallville between 2006 and 2011.

“Other than in name, there are virtually no similarities between [his version and mine],” he claimed. “It’s not to say that one’s better than the other, it’s just that they’re so different, it’s almost weird to compare them.”

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