DC's Legends of Tomorrow is based around time travel, and in an upcoming episode the show is keying in on perhaps DC's most popular future: Dark Knight Returns. Series producer Marc Guggenheim has revealed (via ComicBook) that the CW show's sixth episode will feature a visit to the year 2046 with Arrow star Stephen Amell reprising his role as Oliver Queen -- albiet minus an arm.
But, he does have a goatee.
"Every once in a while, we do an episode where the 10 year-old me has to pinch himself," Guggenheim said. "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."
Amell has previously stated that his character would never sport the goatee that had become the comic book character's trademark, but looking back at that quote he said he'd never do it "on Arrow."
Regarding Connor Hawke, CW previously announcd the character would be appearing in DC's Legends of Tomorrow, but the role has yet ot be cast.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays on the CW.