If there’s one easy way to determine what characters from the DC Comics that Warner Bros. Pictures intends to turn into movies, it’s asking the showunners of the various The CW DC TV series like “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl”.
Previously characters like Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Deathstroke appeared or were suggested for the series and then ultimately had to be removed or scaled back (at least temporarily) due to the films such as “Suicide Squad” and more recently “Justice League”.
One surprising reveal though has come from “Arrow” executive producer Marc Guggenheim who appeared at the ACE Comic-Con last weekend and confirmed to Discussing Film that the studio is doing something with a fairly obscure character from the canon – The Question:
“I always bring him up. I’ve always felt like that character would be a really great fit for the tone of Arrow. That said, it’s not our characters, it’s DC’s characters and they’ve got other plans for The Question, which is awesome… I don’t know what their plans are, but clearly they do have plans or else we would be using him.”
The Question popped up in the comics in the 1980s, an investigative journalist who donned a mask that made his face blank – ultimately serving as the inspiration for Rorschach in “Watchmen”. He became a key character in the animated “Justice League” series where he was played by Jeffrey Combs.