We haven’t talked much about Arrow lately but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a few interesting developments. We’ve learned a few big name villains that will appear in the show – Deathstroke, Deadshot (Michael Rowe) and China White (Kelly Hu) – and now writer, Marc Guggenheim has told IGN that we shouldn’t rule out seeing some big name allies, too.
I would say, ‘Probably. One of the things we want to do is roll the show out at the right pace. For the most part, I think we’ve taken the philosophy that things are happening sooner rather than later. I always feel like every time we get the note from the network, ‘Is this happening too soon?,’ I feel like we’re on the right track. I know as a viewer myself, I’m impatient. I want to see stuff. We’re not going to make the audience wait to see characters, plot twists, revelations. I think running out of great characters and great moments is a quality problem to have, and I just want to have them.
And, what of The Batman?
Oh, my hope is that we can use him at some point. I think that plagued the Smallville showrunners more than it plagues us because, obviously, the Dark Knight Trilogy is over. They’re not available to us yet. My hope is that they’ll be available to us at some point. That would be awesome. No question, that would be absolutely awesome. But I don’t know. That’s above my pay grade.
The important thing to note is Guggenheim seems very open to the idea of including more heroes, even Batman, into Arrow, but he better hurry. If the rumors are true and Warner Bros. wants Batman back in movies by 2016 he should look in to getting Bats in Star City – sorry, Starling City – sooner than later.
What other heroes would you like to see join Arrow? How could their interpretation of Batman differ from his previous film and TV incarnations?
Source: MTV’s Splash Page