January 2, 2013 4:18 PM EST
Fifty Shades of Grey Movie: Christian Grey is Oliver Queen -- Does Steve Amell Agree? [PHOTOS]
'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie updates have been a hot topic among friends, colleagues and online polls in 2012. A guessing game or a quick poll on casting the lead roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey has always been in the fans' discussion checklist. This time, an online poll is declaring a virtually unknown actor, Steve Amell, a third placer in the results.
A poll by mstarz.com places Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer as leading fan choices for the role of a billionaire sex demigod. Other online polls show the same results.
Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum and Henry Cavill are some of those who have figured in the various polls consistently led by Somerhalder and Bomer. But the web site's third placer, Stephen Amell, has not been mentioned often enough - yet.
Incidentally, the role of Ana Steele is being pegged to another relatively new name in the industry. Aussie actress Lauren Watson has not been coy about her interest in the role of Ana. In fact, she fancies Chace Crawford as a suitable Christian Grey.
In The CW series "Arrow," Amell plays Oliver Queen, a billionaire crime-fighting huntsman inspired by the life of Robin Hood. The intensity of Amell's gaze and the beauty of his sculpted body are understood to be the reasons why Amell has now been associated to Mr Grey. Queen's "dark arts" vibe also makes fans thinks he is the superhero version of Christian Grey.
Grey is a character that can rouse a woman from the quietest domestic life. Many women have fantasized over him, calling themselves 'Ana Steele' or Mrs Grey. The book series has sold over 30 million copies in the U.S. alone. If Amell would play the role of Christian Grey, his rise to fame will skyrocket like he has never dreamed before. This means if and when the role of Mr Grey is offered to Amell, the Arrow actor will be much hotter than he already is -- as a celebrity, that is. Would he be keen on going Grey?
See the slideshow for Tumblr photos of Steve Amell as Oliver Queen.