ARROW Executive Producer Says The Show And The DC Films Will Remain Separate
A small but vocal group of fans have hoped that The CW‘s Arrow and upcoming version of The Flash would be a part of the larger DC Cinematic Universe. They hoped that after Batman vs. Superman ended and the Justice League wheels started spinning that Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) and Grant Gustin (Barry Allen) would be standing shoulder to shoulder with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Amell has been vocal about wanting that to happen as well, but Arrow Executive Producer Greg Berlanti says that there have been absolutely no discussions between the TV people and Warner Bros. movie people to make that happen.
Speaking with Fandango (via SuperheroHype), Berlanti was asked if there was a chance of the TV/movie crossover some fans have been dreaming about would happen. Berlanti dismisses such talk, saying “We haven’t had any of those conversations other than to say, what characters are we allowed to use this year and advocate or request certain ones that are of interest to us. And every now and then, they’ll say, ‘You can’t have that guy.’ They don’t say why, and we figure out why later on.” Now that doesn’t kill the crossover entirely, but it does make it much less likely.
While Stephen Amell‘s Arrow could have made the hop from small screen to movie screen without much effort, I think that door was closed when Grant Gustin was cast as Barry Allen. He’s a good actor, but I don’t think he would be the type Warner Bros. would go for to bring the super speedster to life on the big screen in his own film. We’ll have to wait and see what happens as DC gets going with their movie plans, but for now Arrow isn’t involved. What do you think? Do you want Arrow to mix it up with the big boys?
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Source : Fandango via SuperheroHype