For a long time now ‘Arrow’ showrunner Marc Guggenheim has been hinting around that he would like to bring iconic DC character, The Question, onto ‘Arrow,’ stating the character would fit right in with the style of the show. And it is true, the Question, who is very similar in nature to another DC character from ‘Watchman,’ Rorschach, has a gritty quality and no real “superpowers” but operates instead on a keen intellect and martial arts prowess while wearing a distinctive mask made of “pseudoderm” which hides his face, all of which could translate very well onto a character working alongside Team Arrow.
During a recent chat with ACE Comic Con about old plans for The Question in ‘Arrow’ and why he has not yet been seen, Guggenheim dashed the hopes of seeing the character anytime soon on the CW, but hinted we may see him elsewhere:
“I always bring him up. I always feel like that character would be a great fit with the tone of Arrow. Again: it’s not our characters, it’s DC’s characters, and they’ve got other plans for The Question… I don’t know what their plans are, but clearly they do have plans – otherwise we’d be using him.”
Of course, this is not the first time the top brass at Warner Bros/ DC has blocked the Arrowverse folks from using a beloved comic character because they have their own plans for him. Even now Deathstroke has been embargoed once more from ‘Arrow’ because of his usage in the DCEU.
What is frustrating is that characters that could be utilized so well in these shows, and introduced to fans who might not know them as well before their big screen debuts, are being held back because of this insane notion of “confusing the audience” which frankly they should be over by now, especially as we currently have two versions of both the Flash and Superman on TV and on the big-screen and the fans are neither confused nor complaining. Ah well, my stance on this is well documented. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant