Kevin Smith Reveals How He'd Bring Onomatopoeia To "Arrow"

Following a go behind the camera as a director on the CW's "Flash," Kevin Smith is ready to work on any of the networks other DC-based superhero shows. He's also more than ready to introduce one of his own comic creations into the shared "Arrow"-verse, as he revealed in an interview with Den of Geek.

Kevin Smith and Phil Hester introduced the supervillain Onomatopoeia during their 2002 run on "Green Arrow." The masked villain was notable for the way that he spoke all of his sound effects and the graphic design elements that accompanied them. Smith said he would love to introduce Onomatopoeia on "Arrow," but he hasn't heard from the show's team about making it happen. Smith noted that "Arrow's" fifth season has already added two more comic characters, Wild Dog and Vigilante, so he assumes they might not have room for Onomatopoeia. "But, at the moment, anyone over there raises a flag; I'm like 'please, let me in!' That'd be fun as fuck," said Smith.

Smith even figured out a way to do Onomatopoeia's signature sound effects in a way that works on television. "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," said Smith. "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."

The director will return to "The Flash" during the upcoming television season; he's directing episode seven of season three. And if "Arrow" can't work in Onomatopoeia during its fifth season, Smith reckons that "maybe I could do it on 'Flash,' or 'Legends Of Tomorrow,' or now 'Supergirl' as well. There's a couple of shows there."

The CW's lineup of DC shows return for new seasons this October.

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