The DC shared movie universe kicks off this year with the highly anticipated team-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and bad guys get their chance to shine in The Suicide Squad. However, on the small screen, the DC arm of superhero shows is already thriving on The CW with both Arrow and The Flash attracting legions of fans. 

The third series in the franchise recently launched in the US with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, featuring a range of characters that were introduced in Arrow and The Flash, the time travel-based series has gotten off to a solid (albeit mixed) start. Speaking to ComicBook.com, showrunner Marc Guggenheim revealed that Arrow star Stephen Amell will be making an appearance as the older more world-weary Oliver Queen.

“We're not only introducing our version of Connor Hawke to our universe, we're going to meet the 2046 version of Oliver Queen, and Stephen Amell is going to be reprising his role from Arrow.  As an added bonus to comic-book fans, Oliver is missing his left arm and will be sporting a goatee, in a nod to the character's appearance in the seminal Dark Knight Returns. 

We think this episode features some of the coolest things we've ever done.”

Legends of Tomorrow centres on time traveller Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) who assembles a team of heroes and villains to stop the nefarious plans of Vandal Savage. The superhero team-up features former Superman star Brandon Routh as Atom, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave, Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl and Caity Lotz as White Canary. Each season finale of Arrow and The Flash has culminated with a special crossover event; Legends of Tomorrow will likely follow suit, but Amell’s episode is rumoured to be in the first half of the season.

UK fans can catch DC’s Legend’s of Tomorrow on Sky 1 on March 3.