In what is a cool cameo and long term plot spoiler for ‘Arrow,’ we’ve just learned that Stephen Amell will show up as an elderly, one armed Oliver Queen on ‘Legends of Tomorrow‘. Assuming they don’t mess with the timeline in the future we know at the very least that not only will Queen not die but at some point he will lose an arm. This is something that fans of some of DC’s darker material might get excited about.
According to the report it seems that in the sixth episode of the season our band of time traveling heroes will make a stop in 2046. There, Amell will show up and we’ll be introduced to Connor Hawke (who made a brief appearance when he was much younger on ‘The Flash’). For those unfamiliar with Hawke, he ended up as the second Green Arrow and was the son of Oliver and Sandra “Moonday” Hawke. Amell’s appearance though will be a big nod to fans of the comic book series as you’ll read in a moment.
According to Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim:
“Every once and awhile, we do an episode where the 10-year-old me has to pinch himself. We’re not only introducing our version of Connor Hawke to our universe, we’re going to meet the 2046 version of Oliver Queen, and Stephen Amell is going to be reprising his role from Arrow. As an added bonus to comic-book fans, Oliver is missing his left arm and will be sporting a goatee, in a nod to the character’s appearance in the seminal Dark Knight Returns. We think this episode features some of the coolest things we’ve ever done.
I suspect we still won’t have any direct references to Batman but the fact that they are basing him off of the elderly Queen we’ve seen in The Dark Knight is an exciting thought. This may give fans hope that Amell will finally grow the goatee for the role that is long overdue at this point.
The episode that these two will appear in is titled “Star City 2146” which makes me wonder if we’ll see the heroes jumping in to both 2046 and 2146.
Are you looking forward to seeing an eldering Oliver Queen? Happy to hear that Amell will finally have the iconic goatee? Share your thoughts below!