ARROW EP Marc Guggenheim Discusses The Connor Hawke Angle

Moira Queen paid off a mysterious, unnamed fling of Oliver's (Stephen Amell) to fade off into obscurity with Oliver's son - all with Oliver none the wiser. Is Arrow's son actually Connor Hawke and when will he surface on Arrow? Guggenheim has some cryptic answers.

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By Mark Julian - 8/18/2014
In one of Moira Queen's final Arrow moments, it was revealed that at some point in the past, she paid off a woman that pre-island Oliver had gotten pregnant to take her grandson away from Starling City, never to return.  Since that episode,  many, Arrow fans have speculated that the show is setting up that unnamed son to become Connor Hawke, Oliver Queen's estranged son per DC Comics lore. 

Discussing that specific theory with TV Line, Arrow exevutive producer Marc Guggenheim stated,
Half of our job is coming up with ideas, and the other half is exercising judgement in terms of the right time to play those ideas.  We also need to have that moment happen in the right context. So is it Year 3, is it Year 10…? I don’t know.” Guggenheim adds, “We’ve put it out there and we’ve got some cool ideas about where to go with it, should we do it, but we haven’t committed to actually doing it or even when to do it.”    

If Connor Hawke does show up in Arrow it does make sense for him to showup much, much further down the line.  In order for the propper Connor/Oliver dynamic to play out on Arrow, either the show needs a timeskip after a few more seasons, or the show needs does indeed need to make it to Season 10 as Guggenheim alludes. Furthermore, is Connor Hawke a character that you fans would be interested in seeing?

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Spiderbat - 8/18/2014, 3:09 PM
Doesn't make sense if they do it right away
Spiderbat - 8/18/2014, 3:10 PM
Oh and FIRST!!!
Pasto - 8/18/2014, 3:13 PM
To quote Ben Stiller...

"...Do it..."
SpiderFraud - 8/18/2014, 3:15 PM
Maybe he will show up in some flash-forwards on Flash.
bythepowercosmic - 8/18/2014, 3:17 PM
Odds on Connor being whitewashed?
GreenArrow1941 - 8/18/2014, 3:20 PM
*facepalm*

Don't you dare [frick]ing do it! You have soo far ruined Mia,Roy,Shado,Dianah and vertigo ...... you can NOT ruin Conner, oh my the comic book gods forgive you because I can't.
GreenArrow1941 - 8/18/2014, 3:23 PM
@bythepowercosmic

That seems pretty likely, they'll replace him with some white pretty boy from gossip girl.
JoeMomma29 - 8/18/2014, 3:27 PM
@ GreenArrow

You are entitled to your opinion but the writes have done a pretty good job on the characters so far IMO. Also considering this is on the CW network I am shocked how good the writing and story lines have been.

That being said always keep in mind you do not have to watch the show.........
KingNTheKong - 8/18/2014, 3:27 PM
@bythepowercosmic

Well if the mother is the girl that was pregnant by Oliver before he went to the island then he's all white.
bigdannymac - 8/18/2014, 3:28 PM
Thing is.. no show or movie EVER has to stay within a specific timeline

They can pull a "Lost" and show flash-forwards in the same way they show flash-backs on the island with Oliver.

What I hope Gotham does, is introduce flash-forwards into the show so that we do eventually get a Batman, and not have to wait 10 seasons for it happen.

Arrow can easily either show Flash-forwards OR Jump forward between seasons, and show some flash-backs to what happened between now and jumping a head to year 6 or something..
typicalfanboy - 8/18/2014, 3:33 PM
season 6, flash forward. gray haired oliver with kids conner,hudson, ethan; and roy and cheshire hookup. nightwing shows up as roys new bff, as do raven, tempest, starfire, troia, and a black wally west is the flash...endless possibilities...
seamuskeaneart - 8/18/2014, 3:39 PM
In the comics, even though we dont meet Conor until he is grown up, it is shown that Oliver knew about the child and has a photo of him as a baby/small boy.
TheDudeRusty - 8/18/2014, 3:46 PM
No Connor Hawke unless there's a time skip.
PeterParker1991 - 8/18/2014, 3:46 PM
This could be really cool..or a disaster if done too soon.
GliderMan - 8/18/2014, 3:50 PM
Yes, and I should portray him.
Dingbat - 8/18/2014, 3:51 PM
CW does cast too many "pretty boys." But then again there has never been an unattractive woman on the show.
DrainBamage - 8/18/2014, 4:17 PM
@Dingbat

Yep. Even Amanda Waller is attractive. And The Wall is not supposed to look good. LOL
megabatfan - 8/18/2014, 4:25 PM
If Arrow lasts that long for Conner to be old enough to take up the mantle, then i'm fine with it... But i kinda don't want Arrow to last so long. I hope it all ends on a high note, because Smallville started out great and ended "phbbbt" by season 10.
Dingbat - 8/18/2014, 4:28 PM
@DrainBamage

True. I like the Arkham Origins version best.

Destined - 8/18/2014, 4:49 PM
Interesting....I feel he may appear down the line.
Destined - 8/18/2014, 4:50 PM
@DrainBamage she kicks a** tho. Loved her in Spartacus.
MrDeadRabbit - 8/18/2014, 5:10 PM
ConnorHawke? Arrow?

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haha keep trying harder DearCommunists
DCGuy - 8/18/2014, 5:38 PM
nice hope to see it a few years from now
Nomis - 8/18/2014, 6:24 PM
They already established that Oliver have and illegitimate child out there last season. Stand to reason it's Connor.
SniktBub - 8/18/2014, 6:29 PM
Connor would be like 10 only
Nivekian - 8/18/2014, 6:56 PM
Everyone is looking at Connor in Arrow. The Flash deals with time Travel, maybe in the future Barry goes to see the Arrow in Starling, and it's Connor under the mask, not Ollie.
Marcos1598 - 8/18/2014, 8:49 PM
@GreenArrow1941
Off topic but up until now i've never met a real Green Arrow fan who likes this show or the characters in it. I'm gonna drop Green Arrow after Futures End i hate how Andrew Kreisberg is trying to make the comic a copy of Arrow
BlackIceJoe - 8/18/2014, 9:13 PM
I would prefer to see Mia Dearden come on the show as Speedy, over Conner Hawke. I also could see Cissie King-Jones as Arrowette being on the show too.
case - 8/19/2014, 2:05 AM
Connor is rad. A great character that seems to never hold up to his dad. In fact it's kinda like him and Roy keep stealing time from each other.

I guarantee there will be flash forwards in this show at some point - I'm hoping for a whole season to move ahead, not just bits and pieces.
Parkerluckpersonified - 8/19/2014, 5:19 AM
Would be really cool to see him appear, but then there are only so many characters running about with bows and arrows you can have in a show before it gets silly- It seems arsenal is sticking with a bow at least for now and we already have the dark archer. If we assume that it's only so long before Thea gets her Speedy on for real, especially now that she's teamed up with daddy dearest, and that not-talia-but-rally-is-talia-except-she's-gay will be back this season, and that Huntress will probably reappear with her crossbows... I think they have to wait a while
render - 8/19/2014, 7:47 AM
Remeber its the same shared universe as The Flash and there is Time Travle in the Flash, Couuld that play a part?
TheSoulEater - 8/19/2014, 2:46 PM
So he's going to be donning the mask at age 5?????

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