Newswire: Stephen Amell wants to play a really buff Riddler
Stephen Amell, who is already part of DC’s shared TV universe as the lead in Arrow, also wants to participate in the DC Comics films—and, presumably, all the lavish vacations a nine-picture deal would buy. While doing press for the recently released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, in which he plays sidekick Casey Jones, Amell fielded a question from CinePOP about which other costume he’d like to squeeze his rippling triceps into:
I think all the superheroes are taken now. I’ll play The Riddler, okay? It’s a villain, but I like The Riddler.
Short of Amell going on a diet similar to Christian Bale’s before The Machinist, it’s safe to say he’s not exactly what fans picture when they think of the Riddler, a traditionally unimposing physical presence who uses his wits to battle Batman instead of physical strength …