It sounds like Warner Bros. might have live-action plans in place for The Question, DC Comics’ enigmatic investigative journalist-turned-vigilante. The news comes out of ACE Comic Con, where Arrow Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim revealed that he would love to use the character in the Arrowverse, but that would only be possible if DC Comics were to allow it. Guggenheim hinted at why that might not be possible in the interview.
“I always bring him up,” Guggenheim said. “I’ve always felt like that character would be a really great fit for the tone of Arrow. That said, it’s not our characters, it’s DC’s characters and they’ve got other plans for The Question, which is awesome.”
At this point in the interview, the interviewer prompts Guggenheim for more information about DC’s live-action plans for the character, but the EP doesn’t go into any greater detail. Instead, he reiterates that DC’s larger plans aren’t completely known to him.
“I don’t know what their plans are, but clearly they do have plans or else we would be using him,” Guggenheim said.
The Question was originally a Charlton Comics character before he was acquired by DC Comics in the early ‘80s. The Question’s real name is Charles Victor Szasz, who was a television investigative journalist before he donned a mask and started solving crimes that were beyond the reach of law enforcement. The character was the inspiration for Rorschach, one of the protagonists of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen series from the late ‘80s.
The Question has not appeared in any live-action films to date, and Warner Bros. has not announced any film or television plans for the character.