The character of Connor Hawke will be connecting with DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow in a story from Comicbook.com. It is reported that the show is casting an African-American or biracial male who decides to put on the uniform of a missing hero who once stood for justice and hope, however further investigation did reveal just a little more regarding Connor as well as the plans for his character according to Warner Brothers.
Beyond confirmation, Warner Brothers offered no other details beyond his appearance on the show, but did say that this iteration of Hawke will not be the son of Oliver Queen and Sandra Hawke.
In the comics, Connor Hawke is the son of Oliver and his college girlfriend Sandra (half-Black and half-Korean). He is an expert martial artist and like his father, he too is a master archer. At one point when Oliver was believed to have died, Connor took up the mantle of the Green Arrow. In the New 52, Connor is known as the Red Arrow and is a member of The World Army.
Given the dynamics of the current Flash/Arrow universe and the premise of Legends Of Tomorrow, it’s a safe bet that Connor is either an alternate version of Green Arrow, or one from the future.
So what do you think of the introduction of Connor Hawke? Is this a nice nod to the DC Comic universe, or is the CW taking too many interpretive liberties with how they are using him? Let us know in the comments below.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is expected to debut this January on The CW.