Producer Marc Guggenheim Talks ARROW, the Pacing of the Show, If Other Heroes and Villains From the DC Universe Will Make an Appearance, and More

     April 9, 2013


Shortly before the cast of Arrow hit the WonderCon stage, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with producer Marc Guggenheim.  He talked about the pacing of Arrow’s storylines, what he learned from working on Eli Stone, whether he’s worried about running out of story, if other heroes and villains from the DC universe will make an appearance, the fan reaction to Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), the show’s plans for her and Oliver (Stephen Amell) going forward, the reveal about what’s going on in The Glades, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

If you missed our recap of the Arrow WonderCon panel, click here.  And here’s our interview with Stephen Amell and Willa Holland

Willa-Holland-Stephen-Amell-ARROWMarc Guggenheim Time Index:

  • 0:10 – Talks about making Arrow stand out from other series on television and approaching the show from a fan’s perspective.
  • 1:20 – Comments on the pacing of Arrow’s storylines and what he learned from working on Eli Stone.
  • 2:30 – Talks about planning ahead for general “tentpole, cool moments” and whether or not he’s worried about running out of story.
  • 3:50 – Reveals a bit about the latest episode of Arrow including a returning character and plot elements.
  • 5:20 – Talks about the reveal of Arrow’s true identity on the show, whether that will happen again in the future and unintended consequences.
  • 6:55 – Addresses additional characters – heroes and villains from the DC universe – and comments on the character, Gravedigger.
  • 7:35 – Talks about the story arcs in the past on the island and in the present in Star City, including a moment that ties in both storylines.
  • 8:45 – Comments on whether or not we’ll see Oliver Queen before he landed on the island.
  • 9:25 – Talks about the fan reaction to Felicity and what their plans are for her and Oliver going forward.
  • 10:40 – Comments further on Felicity’s character and her effect on Oliver.
  • 11:20 – Episode 21 will reveal the nefarious plan for The Glades.


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