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CONFIRMED: Batman and Superman will never appear with Arrow or the Flash

November 26th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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Between Arrow and Flash, there are a LOT of DC Comics references that are shot out on a consistent basis. Some of which actually come to life in the shows themselves. However, two of the biggest icons in DC Comics history will not only not appear, you won’t even see their cities. Batman and Superman will not appear in Arrow or Flash.

“There are things we can do, and there are things we can’t,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “I’m a huge fan of Nightwing. But there are cities we can use, and then there’s everything else. You won’t be hearing Gotham or Metropolis on the show anytime soon.”

It’s interesting to note however that there have been references to both Superman and Batman in the shows. Last weeks episode jokingly made a “man of steel” joke. Futhermore, it was confirmed in the Flash pilot that Wayne Enterprises does exist in the Arrow/Flashverse, as it will (in the future) merge with Queen Consolidated. Sadly, that appears to be the extent (at least for now) of their references.

If we can be sure of one thing, it’s that Arrow and Flash don’t necessarily need The Caped Crusader or the Man of Tomorrow to arrive anytime soon, cause they’re doing just fine on their own.

Source: Comicbook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….