'Arrow' Writer Hopes For Superhero Support From Batman And Friends


Deathstroke, Deadshot and China White — all notorious DC Comics villains who are making a pit stop in Star City for The CW's upcoming "Arrow."

Oliver Queen is going to have his fair share of enemies to deal with, it seems, but what about some superhero allies? Speaking with IGN, "Arrow" writer Marc Guggenheim said that it's entirely possible that we'll get to see appearances from some of Ollie's more heroic pals as the Green Arrow adaptation trudges along.

"I would say, 'Probably,'" he answered when asked if superheroes would appear on "Arrow" in the future. "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."

As for whether or not one of those eventual "great characters" will be the Caped Crusader himself, Guggenheim certainly hopes so.

"Oh, my hope is that we can use him at some point," he said. "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."

Thanks to Josh Wilding for the head's up.