Marc Guggenheim

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Legends of Tomorrow wrapped up its first season with what seemed like a resolution to its raison d’être; Vandal Savage was defeated, and the Time Lords were deposed. So that’s a wrap for the Legends, right? With all their enemies dead there was no more reason for them to time travel together. Hold on there because the show was renewed for a second season, which means we need a reason for the Legends to get the band back together, and executive producer Marc Guggenheim outlined some reasons in a recent interview.  (more…)

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Like a certain other drama series that had an island setting part of the time, Arrow was set-up divided between present day happenings and events on an island in the Pacific Ocean where our hero learned valuable lessons about life and death. While those flashbacks were sometimes annoying by breaking up the main thrust of action in the present day story, they did have their own life, and they were necessary to the story revealing how Oliver Queen went from rich playboy to superhero vengeance-seeker. But in it’s fourth season now, Arrow seems to be really struggling with the flashback format, and the producers seem to know it. (more…)

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Did you see last night’s Arrow? We hope so because it was kind of, to use a word, “huge.” Since the beginning of the season, the show has teased the viewer with a big death that would change Team Arrow in the process; a big enough death that it would bring Barry Allen to town even in the midst of the intensifying fight with Zoom. Well the death certainly was big, and it certainly will change the nature of Arrow going forward, but what does the executive producer of the show have to say? Or the actor playing the now deceased character on the show? Obviously, they have some words, and spoilers definitely follow. (more…)

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Initially, not even Arrow insiders were sure who would be in the ominous “Mystery Grave” glimpsed at the end of the Season 4 premiere. With the tell-tale episode “Eleven Fifty-Nine,” written by executive producer Marc Guggenheim and Keto Shimizu mere hours from airing, it’s safe to say they know who’s in the ground by now. Unfortunately, thanks to some paparazzi snaps, fans might already know who it is as well.  We’ll give you the full story- but none of the spoiler pictures!  You can choose what you do with the info.  We trust you.  Kind of. (more…)

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When you’re a TV show about time traveling superheroes, literally anything is possible, and so shall it be again with Legends of Tomorrow. The DC Comics-based show set in the shared Arrow and Flash universe has already hosted Stephen Amell‘s Green Arrow, Katie Cassidy‘s Black Canary, and Neal McDonough popped up last night as a younger(?) Damien Darhk. So what’s next? How about more Arrow? Teasing an upcoming episodes, one of the show’s executive producer’s is promising a reprise from Green Arrow, just don’t expect it to be the same Green Arrow we see weekly here in the year 2016. (more…)

‘Arrow’ EP Talks About Tonal Shift and this One Ring

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There’s been a lot of talk about the tone of the upcoming fourth season of Arrow: will it be lighter, will characters spend less time crying, will it suck less as compared to season three? Fair questions, and one of the show’s key executive producers offers an answer in a recent interview. Now there are a lot of balls up in the air for Arrow’s fourth season: the fate of Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) and his company Palmer Technology (nee Queen Consolidated), how this season will look backward for inspiration, and does Oliver’s flashback trip to Coast City mean a close encounter with another emerald themed hero? (more…)

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The news that the CW was planning on adding another DC Comics-based showed to its growing pantheon of superhero series hardly came as a surprise, but what was surprising was the scope of this next project. Taking characters from both The Flash and Arrow, as well as DC characters never before portrayed in live-action, and putting them all under one roof, that was true ambition. We’ve been chasing rumors about this show since January, but now there’s confirmation that Legends of Tomorrow will be joining its mates on the CW this coming TV season. And on top of that, one of said Legends will be appearing in season finale of The Flash. (more…)

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Last night’s episode of Arrow featured the climactic swan song for one of its main characters, a sudden departure for both actor and role and an important void that will galvanize the rest of the main cast going forward. It’s been a fairly uneven year for Arrow. With The Flash stealing some of its thunder and the difficulty in trying to top an excellent sophomore season, Arrow just hasn’t been up to snuff, and Ra’s al Ghul hasn’t been the big bad ass he’s been advertised to be. So now what? That was a heck of a cliffhanger the show left us with last night, so what comes next for Arrow and the Starling City gang? The executive producers have the answer, and warning, there be spoilers below. (more…)

Batman on ‘Arrow’? Possible, If Not Probable

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Numerous DC Comics characters have put in appearances on the The CW series Arrow in its two-and-a-half years on the air, even if those characters, ostensibly, have not much to do with Green Arrow. In the midst of the weekly adventures of Arrow we’ve met The Flash, Huntress, Black Canary, the Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller, Deathstroke and Ra’s al Ghul. Now, that last one, you may know, is a Batman villain technically, so it begs the question: is it possible that the Dark Knight might ever visit Starling City to be vigilante bros with Oliver Queen? A key producer on Arrow says that he’d love to welcome Batman to the show, but the fact of the matter is it’s highly unlikely that Brave and the Bold style team-up between the two heroes is unlikely. (more…)

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Based on the title alone my expectations were high for “Birds of Prey“. Maybe that’s why this episode left me feeling a little underwhelmed. It wasn’t that “Birds of Prey” was completely unenjoyable, but it was an almost total deviation from this series’ overarching and more compelling plot line for the sake of bringing back The Huntress only to turn her into little more than a mustache twirling villain (that is until the episodes final moments, but still). (more…)