It looks like we will be seeing a lot more of the adult version of Oliver’s son ‘William’ as an adult. The CW has announced they have cast actor Ben Lewis for the role of adult William Queen, in what looks to be a ‘flash forward’ type of setting. Check out the details on this below and sound off with your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP. Arrow airs Monday evenings at 7pm Central on The CW.
Ben Lewis is joining the cast of the CW’s Arrow for a season-long arc after being introduced in Monday night’s season premiere as the future adult version of William “Will” Clayton, the son of Oliver Queen and the late Samantha Clayton.
The character was initially presented to Arrow viewers as a mystery man seeking Lian Yu, the island in the North China Sea where Queen (Stephen Amell) learned the skills that made him the show’s title hero. The climax of Monday’s episode revealed his surprising heritage during his unexpected encounter with Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) — but that only deepened the mystery since that meeting apparently takes place two decades in the future.
The character of young William Clayton has been portrayed since 2015 by Canadian actor Jack Moore, who also appeared in the season 7 premiere of Arrow.