After maintaining a quick and engaging stride in season 2, Arrow has yet to find the same sure-footed stance that brought so many viewers in during its first two seasons. While season three contained some of the series’ best moments, it also ended with an unfortunately anti-climatic conclusion that left viewers feeling cheated out of some major wasted potential that the season’s first half promised.
Now as the series moves farther and farther into its fourth season, the series seems to be taking more than a few hail mary attempts to regain its once endlessly entertaining feel, and with the upcoming episodes set to feature the return of some familiar DC characters including Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and John Constantine (Matt Ryan), the show may finally be able to make up for some of its past failures leading into the Flash and Arrow crossover – Legends of Tomorrow next year.
It looks like the newest spin-off series might feature even more connections to its predecessors than we had previously expected too.
Per Comicbook.com, the series will introduce Connor Hawke into a currently unknown episode during its first season. While the role is still yet to be cast, the report state that the role will involve “an African-American or biracial male who decides to put on the uniform of a missing hero who once stood for justice and hope.” As fans of the comics will know too, Hawke is actually the son of Oliver Queen and his African-American and Korean college girlfriend Sandra Hawke in the comic books, and while it sounds like the character won’t be losing all of his Green Arrow ties in Legends, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be keeping the most identifying ones either.
This is also interesting considering Oliver actually has a mystery son running around in Central City right now, from a girl he got pregnant before his time on Lian-Yu turned him into the Emerald Archer we know now. While Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim has previously denied Hawke ever being introduced into the show at some point, it was always possible he could play a role in one of the future spin-off shows, and it’ll be interesting to see if Hawke is a character the Legends run into in the present, or at another point in history throughout their time-traveling adventures.
Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on the CW in 2016.
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