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My name is Oliver Queen, and I’m headed for the future. Stephen Amell is destined to appear on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, but when he does, the Green Arrow will be looking a little worse for the wear.
In a throwback to the Frank Miller classic The Dark Knight Returns, comic-book fans will recognize Oliver Queen but he’ll be missing his left arm and will be sporting the legendary Green Arrow goatee. Despite twitter rants last summer by Amell of “100% No. Never.” in regards to rumors he was growing the goatee for Arrow, it seems the old switcheroo was pulled. He only said it wasn’t showing up on Arrow sporting some new facial hair, but no mention of Legends of Tomorrow was made.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim told Entertainment Weekly “We’re not only introducing our version of Connor Hawke (Oliver Queen’s son and the second Green Arrow) 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. We think this episode features some of the coolest things we’ve ever done.”
Amell posted a Facebook video addressing the news and confirmed he, Connor Hawke and the goatee — will all appear in episode 6 of the new series, which airs Thursday nights at 8pm EST on the CW.