Guggenheim on the odds we'll see The Question, Blue Beetle in the Arrowverse

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Dec 12, 2017

With the Arrowverse having introduced a multitude of DC Comics characters over the years such as A-listers like Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Superman and some lower-tier characters like Wild Dog, the Huntress and, most recently, Elongated Man on The Flash, The CW’s DCTV just keeps on getting bigger and bigger.

Case in point: The Legion of Super-Heroes is set to make their debut on Supergirl when the show returns from its winter break on Jan. 15 and Black Lightning will premiere on Jan. 16.

Appearing at Long Island’s ACE Comic Con over the weekend, Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim talked to the assembled audience about a variety of projects including Freedom Fighters: The Ray and the other DC characters he would like to potentially see on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

During the panel, Guggenheim revealed the character he wants the most on Arrow, saying: “I’ve made no secret of the fact that one day I would love to see The Question on Arrow. I think The Question is just tailor-made for Arrow. I’ve always felt that.” The character created by Steve Ditko was a TV investigative journalist who hid his identity to investigate corruption by using a mask that made it seem like he had no face. As The Question, he left a blank calling card that when touched released a smoky question mark.

When it was time for fan questions, Guggenheim was asked if he would ever consider bringing Katana (Rila Fukushima), who was first introduced in the third season of Arrow, over to Legends of Tomorrow. “We talk about that all the time actually,” said Guggenheim. “We love Katana, we love the actress who plays her. Keto Shimizu who's a writer on Arrow who wrote a lot of the Katana episodes in season 3 of Arrow is now a co-ep on Legends and has great affection for that character, even more so than I do and I have a lot of affection for the character and we’re always talking about it. It’s totally in the offing, totally a possibility.”

When another fan mentioned that Kord Industries is dropped a lot and whether or not there's a chance we would finally see Blue Beetle and Booster Gold show up in Star City, Guggenheim played a bit coy while revealing that Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) was originally supposed to be Ted Kord (aka the second Blue Beetle). “You never know,” Guggenheim said. “I will say both those characters are characters we've talked about. Originally, Ray Palmer, who was introduced on Arrow, he was supposed to be Ted Kord, and we went another way. So you know, Booster and Blue Beetle, all the B characters really, we're always talking about but nothing I can announce or speak to at the moment.”

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