"Oliver Queen is dead."
Connor Hawke to the Legends
"Star City 2046" is the sixth episode of the first season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the sixth episode overall. It aired on February 25, 2016.


When a malfunction sends the Waverider crashing into 2046 Star City, our heroes face a startling version of their own future where they never stop Savage and never return home. The city is in ruins and overrun by criminals, which thrills Rory. Sara is despondent over the destruction of her home and stunned when she learns what happened to her old friend, Oliver Queen.[1]




Preparation ran from October 29 until November 6, 2015. Shooting ran from November 9 until November 20, 2015.[2]


  • Ray refers to Kendra as a "real Rosie the Riveter", a reference to the American cultural icon employed during World War II. Rory nicknames two of his men "Fonzie" and "Kenickie". The former is a character from the 1970s/80s TV series, Happy Days, and the latter is a character from the 1971 musical Grease and its 1978 film adaptation of the same name.
  • Oliver Queen is featured as an old man with goatee beard and one arm, in reference to the 1986 four-issue comic book, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns:[3] in Earth-31, an aged Oliver Queen/Green Arrow helps to an aged Bruce Wayne/Batman to beat an aged Clark Kent/Superman with a Kryptonite arrow.
  • According to Oliver, the code for Felicity's old warehouse is "4587". Interestingly, this is also the inmate number Oliver had during his time as an inmate on Slabside Maximum Security Prison during Arrow Season 7 (which chronologically takes place 28 years before this episode).
  • The second Green Arrow in the future, calling himself "Connor Hawke", is revealed to be the son of John Diggle. In the comics, his mother is Sandra Hawke and his father is Oliver Queen. Connor Hawke would eventually be adapted as the name of Ben Turner's son and retconned as John Diggle's future adopted son. In addition, Joseph David-Jones went on to reprise another future version of the character in a recurring role in Arrow's seventh season and as a series regular in the eighth season.
  • Oliver mentions a warehouse at the corner of "Adams and O'Neil", referencing the creative team behind the famous Green Lantern/Green Arrow series, Neal Adams and Dennis O'Neil.
  • The alley has a political poster for someone named McCallister running for office in 2040. This is a reference to Bobby McCallister, a character who became President of the United States in 2040 on the Greg Berlanti television series Jack & Bobby.
  • The 2019 crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths reveals that the events of this episode actually took place on an alternate Earth, Earth-16 rather than in an alternate future of Earth-1.


  1. 'Vixen', Old 'Oliver' & 'King Shark' Feature In Descriptions For ARROW, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, & THE FLASH - Comic Book Movie
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.