Week in and week out, DC Comics fans see how incredibly fit ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell is. When the actor isn’t shown protecting Star City from evil with a flurry of arrows and fists, he’s sometimes seen in his lair sparring or climbing his infamous salmon ladder. Additionally, we can see all of the crazy workouts that happen behind the scenes thanks to his incredibly active social media feeds. Although, Amell has recently been bringing his brand of athleticism outside of the DC Universe. Last year, he stepped foot into a WWE ring to team with Neville against Stardust and King Barrett at Summerslam. But next year, it looks like he has his sights set on Mt. Midoriyama.
Amell took to Twitter express his desires to compete on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ in 2017 with a message that was short, sweet, and to the point. In turn, host Matt Iseman responded with a resounding yes and a small request. Check out the interaction below:
Hey @ninjawarrior – I would like to compete on your show in 2017.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) September 3, 2016
While this is all well and good, this is far from official confirmation that Amell will be hitting a Ninja Warrior course any time soon. After all, a lot went on behind the scenes for him to get the clearance to have a professional wrestling match. The bottom line is that ‘Arrow’ and The CW can’t have one of their major headliners getting injured. But on the other hand, it could be some great publicity for both shows and the actor himself, so hopefully they can come to an agreement.
Also, if Amell were to compete on ANW next year, it would only strengthen the ties between the competition and the DC Universe. During the most recent season, ‘Supergirl’ stunt woman Jessie Graff (who also competes in attire inspired by DC superheroes) became the first woman to complete Stage 1. Could Amell be the first actual superhero to finish the course? We’ll just have to wait and see.
‘Arrow’ starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne, Echo Kellum, and John Barrowman returns to The CW for season five on October 7, 2016 at 8:00pm.