Following her time as Felicity Smoak on Arrow, it is absolutely taking Emily Bett Rickards no time to figure out what’s next.
Per a report from Deadline, Rickards is poised to star alongside James Maslow and Lethal Weapon alum Jonathan Fernandez in We Need to Talk, a new indie comedy/drama from writer/director Todd Wolfe, with production slated to begin soon.
What’s the story of the film? Per the description, the story revolves around “a self-centered, video-gaming celebrity, Great Scott Gamer (Maslow) who speaks with millions of fans every day but doesn’t know how to talk to the people he loves. It isn’t a problem until his girlfriend says, “We need to talk”, before disappearing to work. Scott frantically spends the rest of the day on a wild goose chase trying to figure out what she wants to talk about and following awful advice from friends, fans and social media trolls. On top of it all, Scott is under immense pressure to review a popular video game franchise that he’s just not that into.” There isn’t too much word out there as to what Emily’s role will be, but per the description, the video-game reviewer aspect of this feels accurate given some of the stuff that these people have to deal with on a regular basis.
When Rickards first departed Arrow, the thought out there was that she was going to be looking to try and move forward into some other roles and opportunities. With that in mind, this project seems to be perfectly in line with that. She’s already found the time to do some indie stuff during her time away from the CW series, and we think that moving form, the film world could be where she is for the immediate future.
For some more discussion on the finale and Felicity’s exit, be sure to watch our video below! After you do that, subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube to make sure you don’t have any other updates! After all, we’ll be back with more as the season approaches.
If you missed it, we’ve already discussed whether or not Felicity could return to the series, and some of her personal thoughts on whether or not she wants to. In the end, we think that a possible series finale appearance is going to be based mostly on what the idea is and if things work out schedule-wise. We’re sure that from the Arrow point of view, they would absolutely love to have her back. Beyond that, we wouldn’t be surprised if Rickards makes it back to TV with another major role elsewhere, but after doing the same role for a good chunk of the last decade, we sense there being something appealing about being able to stand up, stretch your wings, and try out more opportunities.
Before you go…
Why not get some other cool Arrow insight? You can do that via Stephen Amell over here, as he goes through whether or not he will be open to playing Oliver again following the conclusion of the show. (Photo: The CW.)