Stephen Amell will don the mantle of Oliver Queen from a distant future in “Legends of Tomorrow.”
“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,'” Marc Guggenheim, the show’s executive producer, shared with Entertainment Weekly.
He further shares:
“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.”
Queen is not the only character from “Arrow” and “Flash”, both written by Greg Berlanti alongside “Legends of Tomorrow,” that’s included in the season. It will also feature Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk and Matthew Nable as Ra’s al Ghul, both from “Arrow,” as well as Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon from “Flash.”
According to Comic Book Resources, Amell confirmed his appearance on the superhero team TV series in a video he uploaded on his personal Facebook account. He also mentioned that he will be losing one arm, wearing a goatee and will unite with his son Connor Hawke. The future version of Queen is set to appear in the sixth episode of the series.
The comic book character has always been known to sport a goatee and fans, especially of the comic book, have been bugging Amell about the facial hair ever since “Arrow” started back in 2012. Amell’s opinion of the goatee is that there is no chance that he will be wearing such as what he posted in his Twitter account.
“Legends of Tomorrow” airs every 8 p.m. on Thursdays on The CW. The superhero show features Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl, Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter.
Oliver Queen sporting a goatee in “Legends of Tomorrow” is the closest Green Arrow can get to the comic book character having his iconic facial hair.