Arrow Inspired Batman?
Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim recently revealed that, in his original series finale, he wanted the finale to imply that Oliver Queen’s death inspired Batman to become a vigilante.
“I’ll tell you the way I originally planned on it ending. You’ll certainly see how this is different and why it’s different. I always saw the show ending with Oliver’s death, but Oliver’s death in the actual finale,” he explained. “Then I kind of had a little bit of a fantasy that Oliver would die and you’d end with some sort of news broadcast talking about his legacy and that would sort of become the voice over”
“And then you would go to this rooftop in a whole other city, and on the cut a thug or some bad guy would crash into the frame, having been punched off-screen,” he continued. “And these pair of black boots would come down right in front of him and there’d be a flutter of a scalloped cape and the voice over would say something along the lines of, ‘Oliver Queen inspired a whole new generation of vigilantes.’ The implication being, of course, that he inspired Batman. So that, of course, didn’t happen for a variety of different reasons — not the least of which is Batwoman came along — but that was my original conception.”
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