After rocking the archer’s armour for eight years, Oliver Queen rolled out from ‘Arrow’. What are the chances of him returning to the show? Keep reading to find out!
The main man of the ‘Arrow’ universe, Oliver Queen, was killed off after eight seasons of shooting the target. Soon after, ‘Arrow’ aired its series finale and, with that, the fans said goodbye to one of the most popular shows on in the Arrowverse. However, talks of the show’s revival have been making the rounds and fans are holding their breath, hoping to see Oliver Queen rise from the dead. Will the ‘Arrow’ star return to resume his role as Oliver Queen? Let’s find out.
- Oliver Queen’s heart-breaking death
- Possibilities of Oliver Queen returning
- Listen to what Stephen Amell has to say
Oliver Queen’s heart-breaking death
Eight seasons and a few resurrections later, Oliver Queen has finally met his end in ‘Arrow’. The CW Arrowverse, which received its life from the ‘Arrow’ superhero, saw the ultimate sacrifice with the death of Oliver Queen. As a matter of fact, when the news of Queen’s death in the crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, was first dropped, everyone sort of hoped that our main man would somehow figure a way out of it. To be fair, such an expectation was justified since Queen had been dead before and still managed to return alive.
However, it wasn’t until the last minute when we realised that Oliver Queen is dead for good and might not be planning a return on ‘Arrow’. The DC superhero met his death while saving the world from Anti-Monitor using his in-mint-condition power as Spectre. Oliver uses his powers in creating “Earth Prime” and in resurrecting the ones who were previously killed by the Anti-Monitor (very Marvel-ish, we say!). With that final sacrifice, our favourite Arrowverse hero took his last breath, as Sara Lance and Barry Allen watched him die.
Show-runner Beth Schwartz spoke to “The Hollywood Reporter” about the finality of Queen’s death. He said,
“Yes, he is really dead this time. Because the whole point of this death and the culmination of what brings us to the crossover is that everything he’s learned throughout the series and these past eight years has led him to this moment to give the ultimate hero’s sacrifice.
And that’s his life — to save everyone else. That’s what a hero does. His journey has led him to make that ultimate sacrifice for his family, for his friends, for the other superheroes. And it just worked out in the timing of doing Crisis that the story made sense”.
Possibilities of Oliver Queen returning
As known, people are never late in jumping the gun and so it happened. When ‘Dexter’ being brought back after seven years made into the news, ‘Arrow’ star, Stephen Amell, more popularly known as Oliver Queen, declared on his “Twitter” handle: “This is why you never say never.”
Funnily enough, the lead actor on ‘Dexter’, Michael C. Hall had shown no interest in returning to revive to his acclaimed character. However, the news of him returning back on screen as Dexter Morgan prompted the hyper-excited ‘Arrow’ fans to believe than Oliver Queen could return with a show’s revival.
If at all Oliver Queen could return from the dead, no matter how final his death seemed like in the ‘Arrow’ finale, there are a few ways in which that could be done. Arowverse is known for flashbacks and visions, which could be a way of showing Oliver Queen back on screen. Secondly, ‘Green Arrow and Canaries’, the ‘Arrow’ spin-off that has only just released a pilot focussing on Queen’s daughter Mia set in 2040, could somehow include a version of Oliver Queen. Moreover, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ could also recruit Oliver Queen, a version that’s still alive. Possibilities are endless, only if the arrow lands on a revival.
Listen to what Stephen Amell has to say
Speculations of the return of Oliver Queen on an ‘Arrow‘ revival is undoubtedly exciting, but it would never be the same if Stephen Amell doesn’t agree to get back into his armour. Self-admittedly, Amell is no longer willing to be a part of the Arrowverse. Speaking to his fans on an Instagram live stream, he said,
“No, I’m done. That was good. It was a good eight years but it was time to be done”.
“It was actually really, really weird to watch The CW again. It was weird seeing promos for Supergirl and Flash and Batwoman again. It seems like a different lifetime. I don’t think I’ll be doing that again”.
In what ways do you think, if it were to happen, could ‘Arrow’ provide a convincing return to Oliver Queen? Let us know in the comments below!