Although it’s been pretty much confirmed that it wasn’t going to happen, we have to assume this is indeed the final nail in the coffin of the ‘will we see Stephen Amell’s Arrow or Grant Gustin’s Flash in the DC movie universe…
IGN talked to DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns who discussed the idea of two Justice Leagues – on in the TV universe, the other in the movies: “You’ll see a lot of DC universe characters [on The Flash and Arrow]. You won’t see Batman or Superman. We’re on production on Batman V Superman now. So you’ll see characters like The Atom or Firestorm, but no not Batman or Superman right now [on TV].
“It’s a separate universe than film so that the filmmakers can tell the story that’s best for film… While we explore something different in a different corner of the DC universe… We will not be integrating the film and television universes.”
IGN also spoke with CW President Mark Pedowitz, and they asked if Wonder Woman might ever return to the TV screens: “If she is and we can get the right script we will do it … One of the nice things is that a lot of the other broadcasters and cable networks have done Comic Book Characters based on the success of Arrow … So for our purposes, it is a rich source material, we know what the mythology is, and if you have the right superhero character you go for it.”
Disappointing to have to come to terms with the fact that the DC movie and TV universes are separate animals, but so long as we’re getting good stuff at home and in cinemas, then we can’t really complain… can we?
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