When Stephen Amell was asked last summer if he would ever grow the signature goatee that Oliver Queen has worn in the DC comics, Amell answered with a resounding “No!” He even went so far as to say that the show Arrow could go on for 14 seasons and you would never see the goatee. Well Amell is about to grow the goatee for Oliver Queen to wear, and yet he’ll keep to his promise in that we will never see it on Arrow. Instead we will see him put in another guest appearance on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow when our time traveling heroes jump to 2064.
Marc Guggenheim told Entertainment Weekly:
“Every once and a while, 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.”
In a video to Facebook, Amell addressed the news and confirmed he — along with Connor Hawke and the goatee — will appear in episode 6 of Legends of Tomorrow.
The Goatee Cometh…
Posted by Stephen Amell on Thursday, January 28, 2016
Is this a good thing having Amell guest star again so soon on Legends? Isn’t it enough that the show is pulling from characters that we’ve seen in the combined shows of Arrow and The Flash, that they need to have Amell back as an old Oliver Queen? Shouldn’t the show stand on its own before bringing back Amell, or is this a truly brilliant way of making the best use of the time traveling story narrative to help drive the show?
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