March 05, 2014 | 4:30 p.m.
The CW’s hit superhero show “Arrow” continues to glide through its second season, getting ever more deeply embedded in the greater DC Comics Universe; already this season it’s introduced memorable DC villains, with other fan favorites such as Suicide Squad still to come. In the run-up to Wednesday’s episode, “The Promise,” Hero Complex caught up with “Arrow” executive producer Marc Guggenheim to chat briefly about the out-of-the-ordinary nature of this week’s story line. Fair warning, there are some spoilers ahead for anyone not fully caught up with the latest episodes. Hero Complex: So “The Promise” is bigger in scope than usual? Marc Guggenheim: This episode is a sequel to last year’s Episode 14, which was an episode where we flipped the paradigm and told more stories in the past than we were in the present. The mission last year was […]
July 21, 2010 | 11:21 p.m.
Marc Guggenheim, an executive producer for “No Ordinary Family,” which premieres on ABC this fall, and a screenwriter for the 2011 feature film “Green Lantern,” hears the purists wail about the Hollywoodization of Comic-Con International, but he has a different take. He was interviewed by Hero Complex contributor Nicky Loomis. NL: What do you say to old-school souls who complain about the changing ethos of Comic-Con? MG: There are a lot of positives about it. Every year it gets bigger. I sort of feel like it’s like worrying about the weather. There’s no going back. The genie is out of the bottle. I think that Comic-Con has been more about pop culture anyway — I like to call it Omni-Con. NL: How has Hollywood’s presence at Comic-Con affected the comic book creative community? MG: One, I think that it’s been really good for comic […]
April 08, 2010 | 2:50 p.m.
FIVE QUESTIONS WITH MARC GUGGENHEIM These are high-flying days for writer Marc Guggenheim — he’s an executive producer on “No Ordinary Family,” which has just finished filming its pilot for ABC (and stars Michael Chiklis, shown in photo below), and his script will take Green Lantern onto the silver screen in the Martin Campbell-directed movie now being filmed in New Orleans. Guggenheim, whose name is well-known to comics fans, also wrote the script for the video game based on “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and has held the executive producer post on shows such as “FlashForward” and “Eli Stone.” GB: For the TV show, tell me a bit about the concept and cast and also how you came to be such a key figure on a show with characters you didn’t create? MG: It’s basically your typical family drama with the one atypical addition […]