Oliver Queen has failed his city.
Shown at the end of this week’s episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the trailer for “Star City 2046” provides glimpses of a dystopian future where law and order have given way to chaos. Evoking parts of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, Oliver Queen — who isn’t dead, so he must be a recluse or something — returns with a goatee and gray hair just as he did in Miller’s Batman comic books. He’s also supposed to have one arm, but he must have a prosthetic.
Also shown in the trailer are Connor Hawke and Deathstroke, who isn’t being played by Manu Bennett. In the comics, Connor Hawke is Oliver’s son, a multiracial superhero whose mother was Native American. Legends of Tomorrow sought “an African-American or bi-racial” actor. They came through — a nice aspect of the character and not just another white dude.
Stephen Amell from Arrow is guest-starring in the episode, and shortly after the trailer aired he tweeted a few pictures from the set.
I have to admit, I’m not entirely looking forward to seeing the episode, simply because I don’t want my heart to break. Seeing the smashed and broken Arrow Cave is going to ruin me.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Wednesdays on the CW.