Stephen Amell announced at Motor City Comic Con (via Comic Book) that Oliver Queen will finally embrace his DC Comics counterpart’s iconic goatee in Arrow Season 7.
Fans have been dying to see the lead character with the goatee since the series made its debut. Amell had promised from the beginning that we’d have at least one glimpse of his character with the beard before the series concluded.
The Canadian actor had the following to say to Comic Con attendees:
Just because you've been polite, and just because everyone has been so nice to me today, I can break some news to you and let you know that in Season 7, I am going to debut the goatee.
But don’t expect the goatee to stick around until the end of time. And according to Amell, he’s never going to be seen in the Golden Age Green Arrow hat:
I can't promise that I'm going to keep [the goatee] forever. I can definitely promise that I'm not going to wear the stupid hat.
Arrow’s ratings have been declining over the past couple of years, and there’s been speculation that cancellation may be imminent. But The CW did renew the show for a seventh season, so they obviously haven't lost confidence in it. Of course, it's entirely possible that things might end after this season, so it makes sense that the network acted on Amell's promise when they did.