Arrow EP Wendy Mericle Wants More Female Villains, Huntress to Return

Move over, Damien Darhk! "Arrow" might just be looking for more female super-villains, at least if executive producer Wendy Mericle has her way. At the celebration for "Arrow's" 100th episode, Mericle told CBR that she hopes to bring more female super-villains into the fold, and even namedropped the popular Batman villainess Poison Ivy while she was at it.

"I'd really like to see some strong female super-villains on the show," she shared. "I don't know who we would want to get! There's such an embarrassment of riches in that respect in the DCU, but that's something I would definitely love to do."

"I'd like to use someone like, I don't know, Poison Ivy, a Batman villain who would be amazing. Someone in that vein, but someone in the Green Arrow universe would be fantastic," she added. When it was brought up that Ra's al Ghul -- a popular Batman villain -- was featured in the show, she continued, "There's always a chance. You know, it's one of those things where, if the story presents itself, you never know."

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"We really want to bring Huntress back," she went on to say. At the suggestion of Huntress joining Team Arrow, she said, "We would love that! She's fantastic. But again, it's always about whether it's right for the direction or whether it's right for the story at that point in the series, so we'll see."

For more on “Arrow’s” 100th episode and beyond, check out Mericle’s full interview here.

Starring Stephen Amell as the Emerald Archer, "Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, John Barrowman, Willa Holland and more.

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