Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards reunite on-screen for the very first time since Arrow‘s series finale — which aired almost exactly four years ago — in the trailer for Calamity Jane, a film due to hit theaters and digital on Friday, Feb. 2.
The premise for this trip to the Old West: After Wild Bill Hickok (played by Amell) is killed in a poker game, Calamity Jane (Rickards) must break out of prison and seek revenge.
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Alas, Calamity Jane’s quest is hindered by Deadwood’s Sheriff Mason (Wynonna Earp‘s Tim Rozon), who is out to detain and arrest her.
Sharing the trailer (seen above) in Instagram, Amell wrote, “When @EmiilyBett calls, I answer.”
Amell and Rickards last shared the screen together in Arrow’s January 2020 series finale — though even that brief reunion barely came to pass.
Back in March 2019, Rickards most unexpectedly announced her exit from the Arrowverse‘s flagship series, saying on Instagram, “Felicity and I are a very tight two, but after [seasons] one through seven we will be saying goodbye to you.”
Rickards’ final appearance as a series regular was in Arrow‘s Season 7 finale. As that episode drew to a close, the Monitor (played by LaMonica Garrett) showed up in Oliver and Felicity’s near-future to collect on the deal he and Oliver made during the “Elseworlds” crossover event. The multiverse required that Oliver assist the Monitor in preventing the inevitable, saving countless lives in the process — even though Oliver was destined to die in doing so.
Shortly after that finale aired, Rickards seemed bearish on returning for the series finale, saying, “I feel like Felicity has done her time.
“We knew this was coming for a while – for over a year,” she explained, “so the whole thing is exactly what we wanted to happen.”
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Rickards, though, did return for the series finale, to bring proper closure to #Olicity’s love story.
Though fans of the Arrowverse ‘ship had to be thrilled to get the couple’s final walk into the cosmic sunset, Felicity almost was involved in that very final episode’s “new” flashbacks, as well.
“The original plan was for it to be something with Oliver, Felicity and Diggle (David Ramsey), probably circa right after Episode 114, when Felicity was sort of brought into the circle of trust,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim explained to TVLine at the time. “The problem was that Emily was only available to us for two days.”
Will you make a point to watch Amell and Rickards team-up again for Calamity Jane?