Arrow/The Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is coming soon to Sky 1, but the series premiere has already aired on The CW in the US. That explains then why we’re already hearing about what’s to come in episode six, an instalment which is set to feature Stephen Amell reprising his Arrow role to play a version of Oliver Queen thirty years from now.

Three decades is obviously a very long time, and it sounds like the character has gone through a lot based on comments from Legends of Tomorrow producer Marc Guggenheim.

“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.”

This sounds amazing, and paying homage to the character’s appearance in that classic Batman story is a great decision. The inclusion of Connor is also interesting, especially as he’s typically been portrayed as Oliver’s son in the comic books. Will Legends of Tomorrow go the same way? That remains to be seen, but this one promises to be a must-watch!

Curious about what’s to come in Legends of Tomorrow? You can find our guide right here.