Fresh from recently taking the reigns of The Flash, Kevin Smith is looking to once again get involved with The CW's television superhero universe, having expressed a desire to direct an episode of Arrow. And, what's more, he even wants to introduce an iconic villain!
Smith is no stranger to the Arrow universe, having already written the well received Green Arrow storylines "Quiver" and "The Sounds of Violence." In a recent interview with Variety, the 45-year-old director and comic book artist said that while he would only direct The Flash, he'd be more open to scripting Arrow:
“I prefer not writing the episode because what we were able to do with me not writing it was, at least for me, substantial and wonderful … just as a directing exercise, I was so happy with it. So I wouldn’t want to write on ‘Flash.’ I would, though, like to write on ‘Arrow.'”
A Badass Character
But, if he were to write for the show, what direction would he take it in? The answer is exciting news for any Arrow fans, with Smith saying:
"I would love to jump in for a one or two episode arc just to bring that Onomatopoeia character to life. That would be so badass – I created this character in the comics and then to do a live-action version of it that fit into their universe, fit into the run of their show? That would be exciting to me."
Kevin Smith created Onomatopoeia with Phil Hester, with the supervillain making his debut appearance in 2002's Green Arrow #12. The character is an expert marksman and martial artist, whose face is covered by a black hood covered in white circles.
Before we get a potential look at the character swooshing his way to the TV screen, Smith will be back involved with The Flash, with Warner Bros. confirming he will return to direct an episode for the third season.
The next episode of Arrow will air on The CW on May 11.
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