Producers don’t always get to pull in characters that they want in their show, so yes, they, too, can dream about what characters they want.
Arrow producers Marc Guggenheim and A.J. Kreisberg recently had a sit-down with Comic Book Resources, and talked about what they can (and can’t) do in regards to the DC universe.
Not surprisingly, anything tied too closely to the Batman mythos remains off limits (Curse you, Christopher Nolan’s lingering success!), but that hasn’t stopped Kreisberg from wanting to bring in one of Batman’s coolest proteges. His dream cameo? Nightwing:
“Dick Grayson and Nightwing were always my favorite. I doubt we’ll ever get to that point. The bat-universe will never coincide with ours, but Nightwing would be my fantasy.”
Despite a reported trip to Bludhaven (Nightwing’s stomping grounds) coming up for Oliver, Nightwing is still off the table. If anything, Batman’s kick-ass former sidekick deserves his own show. Oh well, maybe someday.
As for Guggenheim, he has a little more realistic option on his shortlist: The Question, investigative reporter Vic Sage, first introduced back in the 1960s in Charlton Comics and used sparingly in recent decades:
“The Question — Vic Sage — I would love to tackle him at some point. I think he would fit really well in our little universe. So we talk about him a lot.”