Stephen Amell took to Twitter today to announce having wrapped episode 97 of Arrow last night, an episode where he apparently played three different versions of Oliver Queen, rather than the usual two.
Wrapped episode 97 last night. Most times I get to play two versions of Oliver. This time? Three. pic.twitter.com/D7ri72K235
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) September 1, 2016
While we’re unsure of how to take this news, a possible explanation could be Flashpoint. Should Flashpoint indeed ripple over into Arrow, maybe Amell is playing both modern day Ollie, past Ollie, and Flashpoint Ollie. Or perhaps this could be a Legends of Tomorrow tie in where he returns to his future version of himself.
Granted, past and present might not even be the two separate versions Amell is speaking about and could just be Oliver’s two identities. If the Green Arrow is the second version, what could be Oliver’s third? Is Oliver becoming another costumed hero? Or is it simply his mayoral status?
We won’t know for sure until episode 97 is released, but that leaves us plenty of time to speculate. Let us know what you guys think in the comments down below!
Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
Arrow returns for it’s fifth season October 5th, at 8pm EST on the CW.