Justin Marks’ script for “Super Max” includes cameos for the Riddler, Lex Luther, and the Joker. Heck, as he admitted in our extensive chat about the film, even the prison itself is something of a major character. Everybody’s getting love in the first big-screen incarnation of the Green Arrow. Well, everybody but his wife...
As yet, there are no plans for the Black Canary -- Oliver Queen’s super-heroine wife -- to make an appearance in the film, Marks said, although he remains hopeful that she will eventually be written in.
“I mean, right now he's in prison. It's the kind of thing where I know there's talk of working with her, and she's obviously a huge part of Ollie's life and now that they're married especially,” Marks said. “[But] I don’t know. I don’t know how they’re kind of planning on doing it.”
While Marks is super excited about his new take on Oliver Queen, it’s Black Canary, actually, who ends up losing out the most, he said, given that there’s really very little place for her in the flick even though she’s a wildly important character in the comics.
“I think that's another unique side to his character - that unlike Bruce Wayne he's not really the playboy. He's the guy who has the steady girl who hates his guts and they come in and out of each other's lives all the time,” Marks said. “There's a real cool dynamic to having a superhero couple.”
Guess we’ll just have to wait for “Green Arrow 2.”
What do you think? Is it a mistake to have a Green Arrow movie without Black Canary? Or will her absence go unnoticed? Sound off below.