[TV] Executive Producer Reveals Plans For The Rest of Arrow Season Two
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.19.2014
Including tonight's Suicide Squad episode...
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke with Zap2It about the rest of Arrow season two and what to expect. Check out the highlights:
On the Oliver/Felicity moments in the second season: "You haven't seen the last of Olicity moments. But at the same time, we're not going to just cram them in. ... We always try really hard to let the episode dictate to us what it wants to be."
On Felicity's story in the rest of the season: "We'll learn a little bit more about Felicity's parentage in future episodes. Felicity has sort of become this little mystery box where we slowly delve and dole out pieces of information about her background and her life. That's proven to be an unexpected source of fun for us, and we'll continue to do so."
On someone new learning Oliver's secret life this season: "By the finale, more people will know than currently do. When people know, when members of our cast know, it draws them into Oliver's world and it draws them into the story more. So we tend to get more story out of people knowing than out of people not knowing."
On this week's Suicide Squad-focused episode: "It happened so organically, I don't have a memory of when it crystallized for us. We ended up having [Bronze Tiger's] story earlier than expected, in episode 2. Then we were like, we've kind of got Amanda Waller happening in episode 6, oh, and we had Deadshot last year -- that gives us two members of the Suicide Squad, three if you count Amanda. We just started whispering the words to each other."
On the story for the episode: "We wanted to do a Lyla-Diggle story. What would be something good to have them fight about? Someone in the writers' room pitched, if Lyla was involved with the Suicide Squad, and Diggle was not approving of it, that would be a nice source of conflict between them."