Arrow is ending after the 8th season, that returns this October, and the Oliver Queen character is confirmed to die during the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. However, this may not be the last time we get to see actor Stephen Amell suit up. For he has previously given a hint that his time in the Arrowverse wasn’t necessarily at its end.
What do we think that means?, this is what Stephen Amell had to say while he spoke at MegaCon Orlando. When asked if he’d ever reprise the Green Arrow role beyond the series finale, his response was:
“I owe so much to them. So if five years from now they’re wrapping up Show X and they were like, ‘You know what would be the cherry on top of the sundae? Would you come back?’ What am I going to say? ‘No?’ It’s a shitty idea that I’d say no. You do what you can. I owe a lot to people, so if they need something from me, they can always have it.”
Here are some ways that Stephen Amell could return as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow:
- Flashbacks, hallucinations, or time travel. Legends of Tomorrow could bring him back some way or another. Then there is Barry Allen/The Flash that seems to mess up timelines, so that could possibly come into play later on down the road.
- Then there is Oliver’s doppelganger that Amell could return as in future crossovers. Having already appeared as Dark Arrow from Earth-X, we can’t rule this out as an option of him playing other alternate versions of the Emerald Archer. Only time will tell at this point.
Arrow returns with new episodes on Tuesday nights this fall on The CW.
The CW Network just announced the premiere date for Arrow‘s 8th and final season, it will be on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, at 9/8c.
Stephen Amell had this to say on social media last month; “I’m excited that we’re going to be on after The Flash on Tuesday evenings because I feel like that’s a pairing I’ve always wanted to have.”
The final season synopsis reads:
“After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, Oliver successfully saved his city with the help of his team including former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), former protégé Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), metahuman Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) and Earth-2 Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance. In Arrow’s final season, Oliver Queen is forced to confront the reality of what it means to be a hero.”
The episode stills from Arrow‘s 22nd episode of season 7 titled, “You Have Saved This City“. You can find them in our gallery.
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