‘Arrow’: Kevin Smith And This ‘Arrow’ Star Want Smith To Write For The Show, And Showrunner Greg Berlanti Discusses Character Deaths

Arrow Season 4 has two more episodes before its season finale, but it is hard to ignore the fan let-down and criticism that has bogged down this mixed bag of a season that seems to leave fans on again, off again. Arrow Season 4 was promised to be the season that pulled most, if not all of its influence from the DC Comics that the Green Arrow hails from.

Unfortunately for fans, halfway through season 4, many seem to feel its been drifting away. Arrow Season 5 has many still holding out hope, and a Green Arrow comic book writer just so happens to be interested in writing for the show.

Comicbook reports that Kevin Smith, the Green Arrow comic book writer known for story arcs “Quiver” and “The Sounds of Violence,” is very interested in writing for CW’s Arrow.

“I would, though, like to write on Arrow. 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 bada** – 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.”

Smith has already been brought into the DCTV fray, as he directed The Flash episode “The Runaway Dinosaur,” so theoretically it would not be too hard to bring him back to write for CW’s Arrow. Kevin Smith is not the only one who thinks that Kevin Smith writing for Arrow is a good idea. Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, was tossed the idea on Facebook, as an Arrow fan reached out to Amell and dropped the suggestion.

He casually described Kevin Smith and his Green Arrow credentials, then suggested that Stephen Amell “should work with him,” as they could make “beautiful Arrow moments together.” Amell’s answer was straight forward and affirmative.

“This an f***ing awesome idea!”

Will Kevin Smith be writing the words that come out of Stephen Amell’s mouth, as well as the Season 5 villains that the Green Arrow will find himself up against? Who knows. Kevin Smith was invited to work on The Flash, and with the poor reception to Arrow Season 4, anything is certainly possible.

Speaking to the elements that have caused much displeasure among Arrow fans, showrunner Greg Berlanti sat down to address character deaths on the show, most likely prompted by the canary outcry against the killing off of Laurel Lance/Black Canary. Arrow showrunner Greg Berlanti says character deaths are not taken lightly.

“Characters are going to perish. That is part of the investment in the show. The thing I’d say is that obviously a character’s death is going to be a really sensitive thing for somebody who’s enjoyed a show and that actor, and we don’t take any of them lightly.”

Laurel Lance’s passing and departure from the show certainly took almost all Arrow fans by surprise, while some of those might have preferred Felicity Smoak or John Diggle to go, as neither of them are from the Green Arrow comics. Many Arrow fans are still holding out hope that the Black Canary will return, but as the Inquisitr reported last week, Stephen Amell confirmed that there is no chance that she will return to Arrow.

Amell also teased that more deaths were coming to Arrow by the Season 4 finale, which could provide happiness or more tragedy for Arrow fans agitated about the direction and seeming ignorance to the original claims of a return to lightheartedness and the DC Comics namesake.

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