Stephen Amell Lands Leads Role on Arrow

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Major news today out of The CW, as the network has handed its most high profile upcoming role to...

... Stephen Amell!

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The actor - currently recurring as Violet's love interest in Private Practice, who may be familiar to CW fans for roles on The Vampire Diaries and 90210 - Amell will portray the title role on Arrow, the highly-anticipated upcoming pilot based on The Green Arrow comic books.

The character - made famous on the small screen by Smallville's Justin Hartley - is a vigilante superhero who staves off criminals with martial arts, a bow and an arrow. His alter ago is a billionaire playboy named Oliver Queen.

What do you think, DC Comic fans? Sound off with your take on Amell's casting!

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