Arrow Season 5 – Guillermo del Toro invited to direct

Could one of the greatest working directors out there come over to “Arrow” for an episode? It is something that would be really great, especially if that someone is Guillermo del Toro. “Arrow” has a limited budget, and if you are thinking of directors over the years who are masters of working with a small budget, Guillermo and Robert Rodriguez especially come to mind.

While there is nothing absolutely confirmed regarding getting the “Pacific Rim” director on board, executive producer Marc Guggenheim told in a new interview that there is absolutely an offer out there:

“I’d be lying if I said I never broached the topic with him … He’s so busy and he is filming right now actually up in Toronto … He’s got a standing invitation.”

One of the reasons that this conversation came up is because Guggenheim and Guillermo worked together on “Trollhunters,” so there is already an inherent connection there. Also, this would not be the first time that the “Arrow”-verse got a big-name director involved. Kevin Smith to date has two episodes of “The Flash” on his resume, and could be directing an episode of “Supergirl” a little later this season. The appeal of getting a big-name director is that you have something a little different from a creative standpoint to discuss, which is a little bit unusual given that most TV directors and writers are unheralded and not known by many fans.