Amell confirmed that Oliver will get to sport that glorious, iconic goatee the character rocks in the pages of DC Comics — something fans have been waiting a long time to see.
By doing this, Amell is keeping a promise he made to the show’s fans that they would get to see him wearing the goatee before the series’ end. Although not Arrow, Amell did sport something resembling a goatee in the Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 episode titled “Star City 2046.” As per ComicBook.com:
“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 Seven I am going to debut the goatee,” Amell said before adding that he may not be wearing that goatee for long. “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.”
The actor explained that they came up with the idea while brainstorming ideas as to what the Green Arrow’s costume may look like in Season 7 now that Oliver’s secret identity is no longer secret. But it may be a while before we get to see the Emerald Archer suit up again since Season 6 ended with Oliver being sent to a Supermax prison and facing a life sentence.
“We’ve actually been thinking a lot, assuming that Ollie gets out of prison if he suits back up as the Green Arrow, what does that costume look like?” said Amell. “Because there’s no more secret identity. That cat is out of the bag. Not that it was that secret before, but we will see.”
Arrow will return sometime in the fall, with the CW superhero series moving to Monday nights following an episode of Legends of Tomorrow.