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Stephen Amell of CW's 'Arrow' not appearing in 'Batman v. Superman'

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Warner Bros. hopes to set up the DC Comics Cinematic Universe with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is scheduled for a summer 2016 release.

A continuation (though not direct sequel) to Man of Steel, Dawn of Justice has an all-star superhero cast with Henry Cavill back as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg -- setting the stage for the big-screen formation of the Justice League, which is being planned for a 2018 release.

Hailed as Earth's greatest champions for truth, justice, equality, and peace against the forces of evil, the League also consists of members that includes Green Arrow and the Flash, both of whom are on the CW.

However, don't expect Stephen Amell on the big screen anytime soon, as the actor posted on his Facebook page that he will not be donning 'the Hood' for Batman v Superman and Justice League.

Amell has spent the past two seasons as billionaire Oliver Queen, whose five years on an island forged him to become the CW's Arrow, who went from ruthless vigilante (killer) against the wealthy and powerful to masked crusader for justice: righting not only his family's wrongs (and his own), but also righting the wrongs of Starling City.

Arrow's sophomore success led to The Flash, a spin-off with Glee graduate Grant Gustin reprising his role as Barry Allen, a crime scene investigator from Central City whose nine-month coma after being struck by lightning provides him the ability to soon become 'the Fastest Man Alive'.

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8pm on the CW; The Flash premieres this fall.


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