Being a full-time superhero doesn't leave much room for the cast members of The CW's Arrowverse shows to star in other projects, but luckily for us, Arrow's Stephen Amell and his cousin Robbie Amell from The Flashmanaged to find time to shoot their own movie!These two have partnered up for a movie that is a must see, and now we've even got streaming options!
Stephen and Robbie's latest project, a super-powered feature film titled Code 8 (a sequel to their 2016 short film), has officially hit theaters, but that's not the only way you can watch it. Stephen announced on Twitter that Code 8 will be available "on more platforms than I knew existed," Amell said. You can watch it on Vudu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Google Play starting when the movie premieres on Friday, Dec. 13. Considering the theatrical release is limited to a few select cities, this is great news for fans who would rather kick back and watch at home.
The movie takes places in a world where about 4 percent of the population has superpowers, but rather than being revered as heroes like the protagonists of Arrow and The Flash, they are discriminated against hardcore. Subsequently, most of them live in poverty and turn to lives of crime to survive -- and don't even get us started on the militarized police unit designed to deal with them.
Robbie's character, Connor Reed, is one such powered person. He finds himself lured into the criminal underworld in order to pay for his ailing mother's treatments by Stephen's character, Garrett, Lincoln City's reigning drug lord, who is determined to help Connor refine his powers in order to service said criminal exploits.
Back in 2016, when the Amell cousins first announced the project, the movie made headlines after the actors raised over $2 million with an online campaign to fund the project. Their original goal was $200,000. Now, fans who donated to this passion project will finally be able to see the finished project -- and from the comfort of their own living rooms, too!
Code 8 premieres in theaters and on-demand on Friday, Dec. 13.