ARROW Producers Tease Bringing Speedy To The Show
Producers for CW's new take on DC's Emerald Archer sat down to talk a little bit about the show, where they were asked about Ollie's sidekick Speedy possibly making an appearance.
We know some major players from the Green Arrow comics are going to be featured in CW's new superhero television show Arrow, but what about Oliver's sidekick Roy "Speedy" Harper? During the pilot Oliver refers to his sister as Speedy, but what about Roy himself? Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg spoke with the Huffinton Post about the possibility of Speedy making an appearance in the show. "I think we are fans of the comic and we are fans of the rich heritage and legacy of the comic. I think you’ll find that there’s going to be more of the Green Arrow lore from the comics in the show than even hardcore Green Arrow fans aren't going to believe. He’s choosing his nouns and his verbs very carefully. Stay tuned. There’s the reference to Speedy in the pilot," said Kreisberg. He also added that they are focused on setting up the characters they are currently working on and it's their intention to not only open the universe up to Green Arrow characters, but the DC universe as a whole too. Guggenheim chimed in by saying they he is surprised by the number of questions they get on other DC characters. He also said that they are not setting out to make a superhero show, but more of a crime drama. The two also took influence from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight for the show as well.
To check out the rest of the interview where they talk about comics influences and how long it will be before we see Black Canary, click here. You can check out Arrow which stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen, and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance during its premiere October 10th on the CW.
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