We already knew that both The Flash and Green Arrow would be appearing at least once or twice in “Legends of Tomorrow“. Oliver Queen actually appeared in the premiere, but I think we all knew that wasn’t the last we would see of him on the series. Now we have actual confirmation. Not only will Green Arrow be returning to help out the team, but he’ll be doing it in the year 2046!
Are you ready for a 65-year-old Oliver Queen still fighting crime in the future as Green Arrow? We’ll you’re going to get it. Per an interview with EW, executive producer Marc Guggenheim elaborated…
“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.”
That’s pretty damn awesome. The goatee alone would have been enough, especially after the insistence last year that it would never happen. The fact that they’re going full “TDKR” and having Ollie with a missing arm as well is the cherry on top. Him having Connor Hawke in tow is an added bonus. So Amell gets to slap on some old age makeup, thick facial hair, and have a limb digitally removed to give us a still-badass future version of Star City’s finiest hero.
This is yet another reason why “Legends” is a wonderful concept for a series. The time travel aspect allows them to showcase future versions of our favorite characters that we might not otherwise see. All of this will be happening for the show’s 6th episode, appropriately-titled “Star City 2046”. No airdate has been set for that episode yet, but chances are it will arrive in late February.
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