Since the trailer for the upcoming Arrow episode titled ‘Tribute’ aired, in which Oliver uses the phrase ‘superhero’ while being interrogated by both the FBI and the media, fans began speculating as to whether or not he would dime out any other superhero names.
According to Stephen Amell, in a interview with EW, the name drop is pretty epic:
“I come in and talk with the reporters, and one of the things that I’m enjoying doing as mayor this year, and Oliver as a character to a certain extent, is I’ve tried to up the charm factor a little bit. He should be a little more comfortable in his shoes as a public figure. He steps in and deals with the press in a very, very relaxed way. Quentin says to him, ‘You seem pretty good with this,’ and Oliver’s like, ‘I’ve been here before.’ In that scene, we get to do the coolest name drop that we’ve ever done on the show, which I was really fired up about.”
So for months, fans naturally began speculating that it would either be Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne – two of DC’s most iconic and golden heroes. Today, a tweet from the official Arrow Twitter page confirmed it.
— Arrow (@CW_Arrow) October 18, 2017
This is actually not the first ‘Bruce Wayne’ or ‘Gotham’ reference in the Arrowverse. In an episode of The Flash, a newspaper from the future indicated that Bruce Wayne’s company would merge with Queen Consolidated.
Arrow returns Thursday, October 19th at 9PM/EST on The CW.