The first comic I ever read was a Green Arrow story arc given to me in a faux-leather bound book by a high school friend – “Quiver.” I was 14 years old, and I was in love. So no one is more excited about the recognition that Ollie Q is getting these days.
With the premiere of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen, Arrow) has tweeted a teaser that in episode six of Legends of Tomorrow he will be playing future Oliver with only one arm and…the goatee! I am not going to lie, I fangirled quite a bit. This comes after his tweet on July 29, 2015 where Amell was asked in a session of #AskAmell if he would ever sport a goatee for Arrow and stated “100% no. Never. Our show could go 14 seasons and a goatee will never appear. Hope that clears things up. Forever.” Never say never, Stephen!
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) July 29, 2015
100% no. Never. Our show could go 14 seasons and a goatee will never appear. Hope that clears things up. Forever. https://t.co/pudAfBIhsD
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) July 29, 2015
Because Legends of Tomorrow focuses on time travel to catch Vandal Savage (with Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill…which is another story all together), the possibility for multiple aspects of a specific character is wide open. It’s been said that not only will episode six have future Oliver, but also Connor Hawke who was introduced in the Arrow season 4 episode “Legends of Yesterday.” It was revealed in this episode that Connor is Oliver’s son, so I am interested to see how Legends of Tomorrow is going to address this relationship in such a short span of time. One hour just doesn’t seem long enough to hit on all the past Oliver and Connor will have accumulated between the end of Arrow and the future in Legends of Tomorrow. But I am eager to see how it pans out.
Ever since I read “Quiver,” I have been a huge fan of Oliver Queen and the Green Arrow. I was 14 when I read my first comic, but my answer to “What is your favorite comic?” is always Green Arrow…followed by looks of confusion from most people who meet me. I find CW’s Arrow to be very satisfying, while still able to hold its own against story arcs from the comics. I am a huge fan of Felicity (Team Olicity, forever!), even though this is a HUGE deviation from the comics. I love that Ollie’s sister is Speedy. Finally, I love that Oliver Queen is now a household name; and he is definitely not failing this – or any – city.