Arrowverse's Crisis on Infinite Earths to be 5-Part Crossover

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  1. Masiral

    Masiral Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Harrison Ford was done with Han Solo... until he wasn't.
    Patrick Stewart was done with Jean-Luc Picard... until he wasn't.

    Give it some time.
     
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  2. CorporalClegg

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    I think it's a matter of health.

    He must have some stressful association. It's likely the panic attack was a symptom of something greater. I can understand why he wants to put it all behind him for awhile.
     
  3. TheMadCloner

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    He also had a terrible experience filming the final crossover. I think that pretty much killed any passion he had left for playing the character.
     
  4. Phoenix219

    Phoenix219 Commodore Commodore

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    I'm very out of touch/behind on the arrowverse - what was the bad experience?
     
  5. TheMadCloner

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    He said that because of the compacted and chaotic shooting schedule, he ended up shooting his death scene alone without the other actors around him to act out the scene, and that it took too long to shoot in between cuts and people getting pulled to shoot their own shows. I don't think he liked having to spend hours getting up and lying back down filming a death scene by himself.
     
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  6. theenglish

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    Didn't it also seem like he wasn't happy with the decision to end Arrow?
     
  7. TheMadCloner

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    IIRC I think it was a mutual decision to the end the series; I recall reading something about him and the producers talking about it and deciding it was the right time to end it. He might have even been the one suggesting to end it. I don't remember the exact details, it was a while ago that I read this.

    I don't know, I mean I get why he was upset about the death scene thing. Symbolically, should they maybe have tried harder to get everyone together to film it? Sure.

    But he has to know how these things work, I mean he's been shooting these things for a few years now. The crossover is the hardest part of the season to shoot. His series was the only one that ended at 10 episodes, so he had the advantage of basically filming the crossover and being done with everything. The rest of the shows had to film the rest of their seasons on schedule, so it's understandable that they were pulling the other actors in and out between their own shows and the crossover.
     
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  8. thribs

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    Is that why the death scene was so bad?
     
  9. The Realist

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    It seems that Amell wanted out, and basically did the last season for the $$:
    Source: https://tvline.com/2020/01/22/stephen-amell-arrow-death-scene-problems-podcast-panic-attack/

    The article also has details about the death scene issues you were talking about.
     
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  10. Noname Given

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    He will if/when:

    - He likes the story he's pitched by the Producers of whatever shows want to use his 'Spectre' or "Oliver' character.

    - The money is right. ;)

    It's always "Never again..." until it's "Hey, I'm back..." <--- Just ask Sean Connery, Robert Downey Jr. and Patrick Stewart. ;)
     
  11. Christopher

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    Yeah, just give it some time. Amell deserves the chance to decompress, and it would cheapen Oliver's sacrifice if he started showing up so soon afterward. The franchise isn't going anywhere (provided that TV production ever starts up again). There's plenty of time.