Sunday, June 2, 2019

Oliver Queen May Not Really Die on CW Arrow's Final Season (Plus What the Future May Bring to Arrowverse)

Oliver Queen May Not Really Die on CW Arrow's Final Season

The series finale of Arrow Season 7 had confirmed that Oliver Queen will die during the upcoming crisis in the multiverse... an event that will occur on Arrowverse’s biggest crossover yet “Crisis on Infinite Earths” which will air this Fall 2019.

On last year's crossover, Elseworlds, Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) made an off-screen deal with the Monitor to save Barry Allen (The Flash) and Kara Danvers’ (Supergirl) lives.

During the last few minutes of Arrow Season 7 "You Have Saved This City", the Monitor suddenly appeared at Oliver’s house to collect on the bargain they’d made last year. As it turned out, Oliver promised to assist him in saving the universe and stopping the crisis. Whatever the outcome, the Monitor confirmed that Oliver Queen will definitely die in the end, sparing countless others including Felicity and his daughter Mia.

Even the flash-forward scenes from the previous season of the Arrow had shown that Mia grew up without knowing her father. Oliver's tombstone at the last episode concluded it. Green Arrow would die.

There Could Be a Twist

Let's not forget the other superheroes who will play a big part in the upcoming crossover.

Team Flash

Who's the expert when it comes to multiverses? Of course, Team Flash! While there are some reports that Cisco Ramone, who recently took the metahuman cure during the series finale of The Flash, will not be coming back next season, I’m pretty sure Caitlin and the gang will figure something out.
How about Barry? In the original timeline, the crisis was supposed to take place in April 2024, where he would reportedly disappear. However, due to their alteration of the timeline by destroying Cicada’s dagger last season, the battle was set to occur earlier, in 2019, along with his disappearance.

Legends of Tomorrow

Since I have no idea what's really going to happen in the crisis, I can only guess the only thing that can help everyone - time travel. And yes, I'm talking about the Legends. Like their last huge crossover in 2017, Crisis on Earth-X, they may play a huge role again during the last part of the episode. Restoring the timeline is their job, anyway. Maybe in that original timeline, Oliver Queen gets to live and Barry would still have 5-6 years again before disappearing in 2024. And voila... Nora and Zari could come back, depending on how they would put the puzzle pieces back together.

Lena and Brainy

Not to mention the other big brains from Supergirl who may come up with other genius fallback plans - Lena Luthor and Brainy. How about giving Oliver some of that superhuman serum Lena had invented to increase his chances of surviving?

The Flash-Forward Scenes in Arrow Season 7 Belong to an Alternate Timeline

Borrowing this “alternate timeline concept” thing from The Avengers: Endgame, this could make sense, especially if Arrow’s showrunners are deliberately leading us to a wrong path. That could be the future if the original trinity together with the Legends and Batgirl would lose the upcoming battle. What if they win? Then the future shown last season belonged to an alternate timeline. What if they lose? Then Oliver Queen will surely die and Team Arrow's kids will probably have their own spin-off in the near future.

But. BUT. Somewhere in the UK over the past few days, this happened:

Oliver Felicity and Mia Queen

As of today, this photo was already deleted by Stephen Amell from his Instagram account. What could be the reason? Did the showrunners ask him to remove it to avoid potential spoilers? Oh, good thing I was able to screenshot it the other day.

Since Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is no longer returning next season, maybe they already filmed a mini-scene where they all got reunited to be shown on the last part of the upcoming crossover. But then again, this is just a hunch. This could be taken from Emily’s farewell party if there was one. But I’m definitely sure that this wasn’t from their wrap party because these were their iconic look during that evening:

Oliver Felicity and Mia Queen

Besides, overly-announcing that “Oliver will die next season” multiple times this early isn’t normal. If you're a fan of the Arrowverse, you'd know that there's something fishy behind this total giveaway. Did Marvel announce pre-Endgame that Tony Stark will die? Of course, not. See my point?

We still have 3 or 4 months to find out Oliver Queen's destiny. For now, all we can do is theorize.