Kevin Smith Thinks It Would Be “Amazing” To Bring Onomatopoeia To Arrow


It’s probably safe to say that I wasn’t the only one impressed by Kevin Smith’s first time directing superheroes on TV after viewing the episode of The Flash that he helmed. It’s already public knowledge that he’ll make his return to Central City this fall, but if the stars properly align, we may be fortunate enough to see him bring his talents to Arrow as well.

Apparently the folks over at Den of Geek would also like to see that happen, and they asked Smith about the possibility of him bringing Onomatopoeia to Star City:

“Oh my god, I would love that so much. I’ve not heard from anybody over there, even though I’ve talked about it in the press quite a bit and stuff.

“I know I’m going back to The Flash, first week of September, to direct episode 7 of season 3. Still haven’t heard anything back from Arrow. You know, I wish, it would be amazing because I would love to write and direct Onomatopoeia in the show. Um, but I know they’re doing – what is it? – Wild Dog this year, as well as Vigilante, so maybe they’re just like ‘we don’t need you,’ or whatever. But, at the moment, anyone over there raises a flag; I’m like ‘please, let me in!’ That’d be fun as fuck.”

For those unfamiliar, Onomatopoeia was a villain co-created by Smith himself while he was writing Green Arrow comics, whom he later included in Batman: Cacophony and Batman: The Widening Gyre. What makes this particular super criminal so special is that he can mimic any sound with his voice, living up to his namesake. This may sound a bit tricky to adapt to live action, but Smith has been thinking it through.

“Yeah, I’ve figured out a way to do it that is kinda bad-ass and also connects to comics more or less. So instead of just doing the actual sound – which to me, in the real world, would be like the dude from Police Academy making noises with his mouth – he’ll just have little cards. Business cards that have typewritten words of whatever the fuck. So instead of him saying ‘blam,’ you’d find this card on your desk and turn around and ‘blam,’ he’d shoot you and stuff like that. Which I think is a little more chilly, you know, for doing it in live action.”

I’m sure the producers of Arrow would be willing to accommodate at some point, but Smith seems to be flexible:

“Even if they don’t, maybe I could do it on Flash, or Legends Of Tomorrow, or now Supergirl as well. There’s a couple of shows there.”

Arrow returns for its fifth season on Wednesday, October 5 on The CW.

Source: Den of Geek