Over the course of its six seasons, Arrow has progressively gotten more and more comic book-y. While in the earlier seasons it was more grounded and gritty, it eventually began to lighten the mood and include superpowers into the mix. The show has come a long way but it still fails to give fans the one thing they truly want: Green Arrow with a goatee. The iconic facial hair for the comics has yet to make an appearance on the show, but after six seasons, Stephen Amell is finally caving and just giving the people what they want. Here's what he said...
Just because you've been polite, and just because everyone has been so nice to me today, I can break some news for you and let you know that in Season 7 I am going to debut the goatee.
The goatee is on the way! While appearing at Motor City Comic Con (via ComicBook), Stephen Amell revealed to attendees that Oliver Queen will be sporting his facial hair from the comics. However, Amell was quick to point out that the goatee may not be sticking around all season, which means it could just be an easter egg for fans. There's no way of knowing for sure at this point, but just take solace in the fact that Green Arrow will have facial hair at some point.
The idea of including the goatee came up when discussing what elements the Season Seven costume would have, considering the situation that Oliver finds himself in by the end of Season Six. Whatever the case, comic book fans are likely happy that the facial is finally on the way. Arrow has been resistant to some of the sillier elements of Green Arrow's inherently silly world (only ever got the punching glove arrow once), but you wouldn't think that it'd take six seasons for a goatee to show up. A fake goatee is a lot more of a disguise than some grease over your eyes, which is what Arrow originally did.
And for those curious, I'm afraid that Oliver Queen will never ever wear a Robin Hood-style hat. The comic book character used to lean pretty hard on the Robin Hood aesthetic before switching to a hood, but Amell is adamant that he will never wear the hat -- not even ironically.
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.
We'll see Stephen Amell, we'll see.
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