Marc Guggenheim

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Marc Guggenheim
Marc Guggenheim by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg
Guggenheim at the 2017 WonderCon.
Born (1970-09-24) September 24, 1970 (age 49)
OccupationTelevision producer and comic book writer
Notable work
Legends of Tomorrow
Eli Stone
Green Lantern
Spouse(s)Tara Butters
FamilyEric Guggenheim
David Guggenheim

Marc Guggenheim (born September 24, 1970)[1] is an American screenwriter, television producer, comic book writer, and novelist. He is best known as the creator of the television series Eli Stone (2008–2009), Arrow (2012– 2020), and Legends of Tomorrow (2016–present), as well as the writer of the feature films Green Lantern (2011), and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013).

Early life[edit]

Marc Guggenheim was born and raised to a Jewish family[2][3] on Long Island, New York.[citation needed] He attended the University at Albany, State University of New York. His brothers are screenwriters Eric Guggenheim and David Guggenheim.[4]


Guggenheim worked in Boston, Massachusetts as a lawyer at Hutchins Wheeler & Dittmar, and part-time writer for five years.


After a romantic comedy script led to a few meetings with producers, he moved to California to pursue a career as a screenwriter. A script for The Practice was his first produced work. He eventually served as a producer for Law & Order, Jack and Bobby, CSI: Miami, and In Justice.

With Greg Berlanti, Guggenheim is the co-creator of the ABC show Eli Stone. He later became executive producer of ABC's No Ordinary Family. Guggenheim, together with Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, adapted the Green Arrow comics into the television series Arrow. The three, alongside Phil Klemmer, went on to develop the spin-off series Legends of Tomorrow. Guggenheim served as co-showrunner on Arrow for seasons 1-6, and on Legends of Tomorrow for seasons 1-4. From the fall of 2018, he stepped down as showrunner and serve as an executive consultant to both shows.[5]

Comic books[edit]

He served as an intern at Marvel for a time in 1990 for editor Terry Kavanagh, and was the colorist for an eight-page Iceman/Human Torch story while there. His writing experiences also include the comic books Aquaman for DC Comics, Wolverine. The Punisher for Marvel and scripts for the Rare Game Perfect Dark Zero. He wrote Blade for twelve issues with artist Howard Chaykin.

In 2006, Guggenheim took over the writing of The Flash.[6] Guggenheim's run concluded with the death of the fourth Flash, Bart Allen.

In 2007, Guggenheim became one of the rotating team of writers on The Amazing Spider-Man. His first story appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #549. He also launched a creator-owned comic, Resurrection, for Oni Press.

He wrote the comic book Young X-Men for Marvel which was launched in April 2008, and in 2008 was working on a comic with Hugh Jackman and Virgin Comics, Nowhere Man,[7] and on Super Zombies for Dynamite Entertainment[8] and Stephen King.[9]

He wrote the script for the 2009 video game X-Men Origins: Wolverine, developed by Raven Software, a video game based on the film of the same name.

Guggenheim was intended to take over Action Comics after the War of the Supermen limited series,[10] but was replaced by Paul Cornell. Guggenheim instead worked on Justice Society of America.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Guggenheim is married to fellow writer-producer Tara Butters,[13] who has previously worked on projects including Marvel's Agent Carter, ABC's Resurrection and Dollhouse.[14]



Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer Executive producer
2001 The Practice Yes Writer (1 episode), staff writer
2003 Dragnet Writer (1 episode)
2001–2004 Law & Order Yes Writer (8 episodes), executive story editor; co-producer, producer
2004–2005 Jack & Bobby Writer (4 episodes); supervising producer
2005 CSI: Miami Writer (3 episodes); supervising producer
2006 In Justice Writer (1 episode); supervising producer
2006–2007 Brothers & Sisters Writer (2 episodes); consulting producer
2008–2009 Eli Stone Yes Co-creator; writer (5 episodes)
2009–2010 FlashForward Writer (4 episodes)
2010–2011 No Ordinary Family Yes Writer (3 episodes); consulting producer
2012–2020 Arrow Yes Co-developer; writer (28 episodes); consulting producer (30 episodes)
2015–2016 Vixen Co-developer; writer (1 episode)
2016–present Legends of Tomorrow Yes Co-developer; writer; consulting producer
2016–2018 Trollhunters[15] Executive producer; writer
2018–2019 3Below: Tales of Arcadia Executive producer; writer (2 episodes)
2019 Carnival Row Executive producer; writer (1 episode)
Supergirl Executive producer; writer


Year Title Credit Notes
2011 Green Lantern Screen story by, screenplay by With Greg Berlanti & Michael Green and Michael Goldberg
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Screenplay by Based on the novel by Rick Riordan

Video games[edit]

Year Title Credit Notes
2005 Perfect Dark Zero Writer With Dale Murchie
2006 Call of Duty 3 With Richard Farrelly and Adam Gascoine
2009 Join the Mosaic
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Based on the film directed by Gavin Hood
2010 Singularity Written by With Lindsey Allen and Emily Silver



  • Overwatch (2014)
  • Arrow:Fatal Legacies (2018) co-authored with James R. Tuck[16]


Marvel Comics[edit]

  • X-Men vol 4 #18–22 (with Harvey Tolibao, August–December 2014)
    • Volume 4: Exogenous (tpb, 112 pages, 2015)
  • Squadron Sinister #1–4 (4-issue limited series, June–November 2015)
    • Squadron Sinister (tpb, 141 pages, 2015) collects:
      • "No Honor Among Thieves" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #1, 2015)
      • "The War To End All Warriors" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #2, 2015)
      • "New Universal Destruction" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #3, 2015)
      • "The Night Falls" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #4, 2015)
  • X-Tinction Agenda #1–4 (4-issue limited series, with Carmine Di Giandomenico, June–September 2015, collected in X-Tinction Agenda: Warzones!, tpb, 112 pages, 2016)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D #1–#10 (with Germán Peralta, January 2016–ongoing)
  • X-Men Gold #1-#36 (April 2017-September 2018)

Oni Press[edit]

  • Stringers #1–5 (5-issue limited series, with Justin Greenwood, August–December 2015, collected in Stringers Volume 1, tpb, 141 pages, 2016)

Legendary Comics[edit]

  • The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum#1–6 (with Freddie E. Williams III, September 2015–February 2016)


  1. ^ Profile[permanent dead link],
  2. ^ Vox: "An artist snuck an anti-Semitic message into Marvel’s newest X-Men comic book - It goes against everything the X-Men and their creators stand for" by Alex Abad-Santos April 10, 2017
  3. ^ "Interview: "Eli Stone" Co-Creator Marc Guggenheim." Sullivan, Brian Ford. Published January 31, 2008. Accessed May 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 7, 2016). "The Guggenheim Brothers Offer a Look Inside a TV Writing Family Dynasty". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 17, 2018). "'Arrow': Beth Schwartz Named New Showrunner, Wendy Mericle Exits, Marc Guggenheim To Be Consultant On 2 Shows". "Deadline Hollywood". Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Brady, Matt (November 13, 2006). "Guggenheim Starts as New Flash Writer in February". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 19, 2006.
  7. ^ Jackman, Guggenheim go 'Nowhere', Variety
  8. ^ Guggenheim & Gonzales on Bringing 'Super Zombies' to Life, Newsarama, November 5, 2008
  9. ^ Issue 1 of Stephen King's N. Hits Comic Stores Today!
  10. ^ Segura, Alex (December 10, 2009). "DCU in 2010: Marc Guggenheim Steps in as Writer on Action Comics". The Source. DC Retrieved April 12, 2010.
  11. ^ Segura, Alex (April 12, 2010). "Paul Cornell Steps in as New Action Comics Writer". The Source. DC Retrieved April 12, 2010.
  12. ^
  13. ^ Goldberg, Leslie (February 14, 2014). "Married to the Frenemy: DC's 'Arrow' EP vs. Marvel's 'Agent Carter' Boss". "The Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  14. ^ "Instinct". Dollhouse. Season 2. Fox.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 15, 2016). "'Trollhunters': Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer & Ron Perlman To Lead Cast Of Guillermo del Toro Netflix Animated Series". Deadline. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  16. ^ Wickline, Dan (August 12, 2017). "Marc Guggenheim To Write Novel Connecting Arrow Seasons 5 and 6". Retrieved November 19, 2017.

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