'Arrow' season 5 spoilers, air date: Kevin Smith talks Onomatopoeia


Writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith, who is known as an enthusiast when it comes to anything and everything about DC Comics, recently revealed his desire to introduce one particular Green Arrow villain to the world of “Arrow,” should he be given the chance to do so.

In a recent interview with Den of Geek, Smith said that he would want to write and direct the live-action adaptation of Green Arrow villain Onomatopoeia. The character of Onomatopoeia was first introduced in the comics back in 2002, in a limited-run comic book event written by Smith and with artwork by Phil Hester.

Onomatopoeia is most recognized as the Green Arrow villain that is most like Oliver Queen himself, with him also being a master marksman but with something more. This villain has the unique trait of being able to speak sound effects out loud, as evidenced by the speech bubbles used in the sound effects that he induces in the comics.

“I know I’m going back to ‘The Flash,’ first week of September, to direct episode 7 of season 3,” Smith shared. “Still haven’t heard anything back from ‘Arrow.’ You know, I wish, it would be amazing because I would love to write and direct Onomatopoeia in the show. Um, but I know they’re doing what is it? Wild Dog this year, as well as Vigilante, so maybe they’re just like ‘we don’t need you,’ or whatever. But, at the moment, anyone over there raises a flag; I’m like ‘please, let me in!’ That’d be fun as f**k.”

He also talked about how he would translate Onomatopoeia’s unique trait in live-action. Instead of him speaking his sounds out loud, Smith revealed his idea of using a card that has written sound effects on them instead before he deals with his victims.

“Arrow” returns to The CW for a new season on Oct. 5.