DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has only aired one episode but it has generated news regarding guest stars. What’cha Reading has previously reported Jewel Staite and Johnathon Schaech will be appearing in later episodes of the new series about a group of heroes and villains put together by time-traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) to stop the immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump). The list will get one name longer as Stephen Amell will return to the show as the Green Arrow. Amell made a surprise cameo in the series premiere as the Green Arrow when viewers were introduced to Dr. Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh). This time, however, will be very different.
Amell will appear in the sixth episode of the season when the team travels to the year 2046. He will sport a goatee and be missing his left arm. The episode will also feature the Oliver Queen’s son and second Green Arrow, Connor Hawke. Marc Guggenheim, executive producer of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow said, “Every once in 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 reprising his role from Arrow.”
For those fans who do not recognize this version of the Green Arrow, look no further than Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, the famous Batman graphic novel. Mark Guggenheim had this to say, “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.” Stephen Amell even hinted at the appearance during a blizzard-shortened Heroes & Villains Fan Fest last weekend saying DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is “completely different” from The Flash and Arrow. He went on to say, “Ohhh, I’ve got some stuff coming up on Legends. It’s pretty cool.”
As a big fan of Stephen Amell and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, I cannot wait for this episode. The show is great already and seeing the Green Arrow return along with the other guest stars announced, gives fans a lot to look forward to in the series. The homage to Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns is a classy touch and I tip my hat to the Legends team for incorporating such a classic story into the show. When a series lines up this much news in its first season, it’s bound to be a hit.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8pm on The CW. Check your local listings.