Marc Guggenheim

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Marc Guggenheim
Guggenheim at the 2017 WonderCon.
Born (1970-09-24) September 24, 1970 (age 53)
Occupation(s)Television producer and comic book writer
Notable workArrow
Legends of Tomorrow
Eli Stone
Green Lantern
SpouseTara 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 (2016–2022), executive producer of the animated series Tales of Arcadia (2016–2021), 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 8, and on Legends of Tomorrow for seasons 1-4. In the fall of 2018, he stepped down as showrunner and serve as an executive consultant to both shows.[5] He remained in this role until the shows ended.

With Guillermo del Toro, he co-wrote the pilot and several episodes of the award-winning animated series Tales of Arcadia, an original franchise created for Netflix from DreamWorks Animation, for which he won an Emmy in the category of "Best Writing for an Animated Series" and nominated for several others. He remained as Executive Producer throughout the series' three installments, Trollhunters, 3Below and Wizards: Tales of Arcadia.

In October 2020, it was announced that Guggenheim would be writing a series based on Green Lantern alongside Seth Grahame-Smith, who is showrunning the series, for HBO Max in 2021.[6] However, In October 2022, when Grahame-Smith departed from the series Guggenheim confirmed he would also no longer be involved.[7]

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 and The Punisher for Marvel, and Perfect Dark Zero for Rare Game. He wrote Blade for twelve issues with artist Howard Chaykin.

In 2006, Guggenheim took over the writing of The Flash.[8] 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,[9] and on Super Zombies for Dynamite Entertainment[10] and Stephen King.[11]

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,[12] but was replaced by Paul Cornell. Guggenheim instead worked on Justice Society of America.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Guggenheim is married to fellow writer-producer and showrunner Tara Butters,[15] who has previously worked on projects including Marvel's Agent Carter, ABC's Resurrection and Dollhouse.[16]

During the 2023 writers strike Guggenheim sided with the WGA and went on strike.[17][18]


Marc Guggenheim television work
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)
2016–2020[19] Legends of Tomorrow Yes Co-developer; writer; consulting producer
2016–2018 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia[20] 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
2020 Wizards: Tales of Arcadia Executive producer; writer (2 episodes)
Marc Guggenheim film work
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
Marc Guggenheim video game work
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[21]


DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

  • Punisher: The Trial of the Punisher #1–2 (2013)
  • X-Men vol 4 #18–22 (2014)
    • collected in: X-Men Volume 4: Exogenous (tpb, 112 pages, 2015)
  • Daredevil vol. 4 #15.1 (2015)
  • All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One #1 (S.H.I.E.L.D.) (2015)
  • Squadron Sinister #1–4 (2015)
    • collected in: Squadron Sinister (tpb, 141 pages, 2015):
  • X-Tinction Agenda #1–4 (2015)
    • collected in X-Tinction Agenda: Warzones! (tpb, 112 pages, 2016)
  • The Accused #1 (2016)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1–10 (2016)
  • X-Men Prime #1 (2017)
  • X-Men Gold #1–36, Annual #1 (2017–2018)
  • Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Special #1 (2019)
  • Beware the Planet of the Apes (2024)

Oni Press[edit]

  • Stringers #1–5 (2015)
    • collected in: Stringers Volume 1 (tpb, 141 pages, 2016)

Legendary Comics[edit]

  • The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum #1–6 (2015–2016)


  • Torrent #1 - (2023)[22]


  1. ^ Profile,
  2. ^ Abad-Santos, Alex (April 10, 2017). "An artist snuck an anti-Semitic message into Marvel's newest X-Men comic book". Vox. Archived from the original on April 4, 2023. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Brian (January 31, 2008). "Interview: "Eli Stone" Co-Creator Marc Guggenheim |". Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 7, 2016). "The Guggenheim Brothers Offer a Look Inside a TV Writing Family Dynasty". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 26, 2023. 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. ^ White, Peter (October 9, 2020). "Seth Grahame-Smith & Marc Guggenheim To Write 'Green Lantern' TV Series For HBO Max". Deadline. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  7. ^ "Marc Guggenheim Responds to Green Lantern Redevelopment News". Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  8. ^ Brady, Matt (November 13, 2006). "Guggenheim Starts as New Flash Writer in February". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 19, 2006.
  9. ^ Jackman, Guggenheim go 'Nowhere', Variety
  10. ^ Guggenheim & Gonzales on Bringing 'Super Zombies' to Life, Newsarama, November 5, 2008
  11. ^ Issue 1 of Stephen King's N. Hits Comic Stores Today!
  12. ^ Segura, Alex (December 10, 2009). "DCU in 2010: Marc Guggenheim Steps in as Writer on Action Comics". The Source. DC Retrieved April 12, 2010.
  13. ^ Segura, Alex (April 12, 2010). "Paul Cornell Steps in as New Action Comics Writer". The Source. DC Retrieved April 12, 2010.
  14. ^ Guggenheim Takes Charge Of The JSA | CBR
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Instinct". Dollhouse. Season 2. Episode 2. Fox.
  17. ^ @mguggenheim (May 2, 2023). "Register" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  18. ^ Guggenheim, Marc (May 3, 2023). "I like this sign". Twitter. Archived from the original on May 6, 2023. Retrieved May 6, 2023.
  19. ^ @mguggenheim (January 27, 2021). "@AhYezzirReturns I would love to see..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ Wickline, Dan (August 12, 2017). "Marc Guggenheim To Write Novel Connecting Arrow Seasons 5 and 6". Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  22. ^ "TORRENT #1". Image Comics. Retrieved May 6, 2023.

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