See Stephen Amell’s Emotional Message For Arrowverse Co-Stars

By Tyler Pisapia | 13 seconds ago

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With the conclusion of Supergirl earlier this month came a sad but fitting send-off message from one of the chief stars behind what’s known as the Arrowverse, Stephen Amell. On Nov. 9, Melissa Benoist took her final bow (for now) as Kara Zor-El after six seasons, a network change and numerous crossover events on Supergirl. Ahead of the finale, though, Stephen Amell, who kicked off the entire DC Comics TV Universe on the CW in 2012, took to Twitter to share a minute-long video in which he wished his fellow superhero well on her journey to the end. 

The video sees Stephen Amell first plug the finale date and time before wishing the cast and crew congratulations on their six-season run. He also noted that he spent a good amount of time working with the Supergirl team during his time crossing over as Star(ling?) City’s premiere vigilante, The Green Arrow. He also made sure to note that Melissa Benoist’s portrayal of the character will be missed by her fans, including his young daughter. 

Stephen Amell also made sure to remind the cast to try to enjoy the series finale, noting that they aren’t always easy. That’s something he learned in January of 2020 when his time as Oliver Queen came to an end in the massive DC TV crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths. His was a unique finale given that it was inextricably linked to the myriad of other DC Comics-based TV shows his series helped launch, including The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Superman & Lois, Batgirl and, of course, Supergirl.

Melissa Benoist herself hinted at some of what Stephen Amell was saying in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly in which she notes that, although she wrapped filming on the Supergirl series finale months ago in Vancouver, the gravity of the ending hadn’t really sunk in for her yet. She speculated at the time, two weeks before the finale, that she would finally feel like it’s over after the finale aired on Nov. 9 when it became clear that she really didn’t have to leave Los Angeles and go back to living in Vancouver to shoot. 

It was announced in September of 2020 that The CW and the producers behind Supergirl had decided to end the show after six seasons while older shows like The Flash and even Legends of Tomorrow continue to march on. The show originally began as a superhero drama that aired on CBS before Kara Zor-El switched over to join the rest of her DC Comics cohorts in the Arrowverse so lovingly crafted by Stephen Amell. Regardless of whether Benoist of Supergirl fans were ready to see her go, she’s gone.

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Then again, how “gone” is anyone really in the Arrowverse? Even after his character died, Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen somehow stuck around for two more episodes. Without spoiling the Supergirl finale, Kara Zor-El is still out there, and if her buddies The Flash or Superman ever needed her, Benoist told EW she’d be there. Although she’s not part of the cast list for the upcoming “Armageddon” crossover, literally anything could happen in the world of the Arrowverse.