CW President Talks Character Cross-Overs
Back when Smallville was still on the air and causing a rift among fan-boys, the Batman character was considered off-limits while Nolan completed his films and now that his trilogy is complete…that’s still the case apparently. Speaking at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, CW President Mark Pedowitz answered a few questions regarding character properties and the possibilties of cross-overs in their hit Arrow series and the in-production Amazon series that will focus on the early days of Wonder Woman. Naturally, Batman and Bruce Wayne came up and when he was asked whether or not the Dark Knight could make an appearance on television, he was rather quick to respond.
“At this time, no. And regarding your next question, regarding is Batman going to make a trip to [Arrow’s] Starling City, they’re not in the same state.”
At this time, the planned Wonder Woman series, called Amazon, has yet to have a pilot ordered, but folks seem confident in the project as the casting process is under way. Just for clarification, Pedowitz did say the series would be “an origination story in the sense that Smallville was an origination story.” So what about a crossover involving the CW’s current hit Arrow and the upcoming Amazon? There seems to be a larger possibilty there.
“I think they all could exist in the same world, but whether they do or they don’t is depending on what the showrunner wants to do.”
Sounds like there may be potential there, assuming the writers and such can find a way to make it happen. What do you guys think, would you want to see Diana show up in Starling City? Does she belong there at all? Of course, Amazon would need to be picked up for a series run for all this to happen and even then, I think it may be a long shot. As long as Tom Welling doesn’t make an appearance as Superman, I’ll be happy.
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Source : IGN