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Friday, 23 December 2016

Guggenheim Addresses Connor Hawke's DC TV Future

One of the best episodes from Legends Of Tomorrow last season introduced Connor Hawke to the DC TV Universe. Granted, this version came with a twist. Instead of being the son of Oliver Queen and Sandra Hawke, this version was the son of Team Arrow member John Diggle. Also known as John Diggle Jr., the future Emerald Archer took up the Hawke identity after he felt he was unworthy of going by his father's name.

In 2046, Hawke took up the mantle of the Green Arrow following Oliver's disappearance. Jumping ahead to Season 2, we see that the events of Flashpoint have erased John's daughter from the timeline and replaced her with John Jr., seemingly lining up with the potential future fans witnessed in Season 1 of Legends Of Tomorrow.

However, this may not be the case if executive producer Marc Guggenheim is to be believed. During a recent edition of the Entertainment Weekly Spoiler Room, a fan asked if little John Jr. will eventually train under Oliver as the Green Arrow of 2046. To which Guggenheim responded:

“We go back and forth on that. That was certainly a notion of ours. It’s hard for me to honestly answer the question without committing to a version of time travel, because in order for that to be the case, then Flashpoint would’ve had to have happened. You start to get into the very, very complicated time travel rules that, quite frankly, I as a writer don’t have an appetite to answer unless we tell a story one day that deals with John Jr., and even then, I don’t know if we would directly address that issue head on. Anyone who watches Legends knows that, by design, we don’t spend a lot of time discussing temporal mechanics — some people like that and it annoys the hell out of other people.”

Starring Arthur Darvill, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Victor Garber, Dominic Purcell, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Nick Zano, Legends Of Tomorrow returns with new episodes on Tuesday, January 24th at 9pm.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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