Heroic Hollywood reported that John Barrowman has said he would love to return to the Arrowverse. Barrowman plays the Dark Archer also known as Malcolm Merlyn, who has been in every season of the Arrowverse.
Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow producer Marc Guggenheim had this to say about Barrowman returning to the Arrowverse.
“That’s up to John. We told John when we called him to tell him about the events of the finale, every single person on all the shows has come back in some shape or form. We’ve got flashbacks, we’ve got time travel, we’ve got parallel universes. Goodbye is never goodbye. He has an open invitation to return to the show any time he wants.”
Barrowman’s response can be seen on Instagram below:
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I am surprised and very happy to hear Marc Guggenheim's comments about Merlyn's future in the Arrowverse because in a very decisive phone conversation we had with Wendy Mericle, I was led to believe that there were no plans to bring Merlyn back. If they have changed their mind, awesome! I have LOVED playing Malcom Merlyn and was SO disappointed to be told the news of his death and to no longer be part of a fantastic team and show. If they want me back, they just have to ask! The ball is back in their court. Write Merlyn an amazing storyline and I will be there. John Barrowman MBE Read the article below: http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/08/11/arrow-merlyn-john-barrowman-return/
Spoiler Alert For Arrow Season 5!
It was previously mentioned that he would have no role in the universe next year. Malcolm played a vital role in most seasons of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow season 2. Merlyn “died” in the Arrow Season 5 finale, but we didn’t see the body, so he could very well be alive. Would you like to see Merlyn return to the Arrowverse? If so, for which show?
Sources: Heroic Hollywood
Written by Neil Sharma