While it’s undeniable that Oliver Queen/Arrow as we know him in TV’s most awesomely awesome show is actually pretty damned close to Bruce Wayne/Batman, we still would love to see the Dark Knight appear in the series.
And now it seems that Executive Producer Mark Guggenheim has been surprised at how much access they’ve been given to DC’s catalogue of heroes and villains and wouldn’t rule out Batman’s appearance – down the line. Chatting to THR, he said: “At the end of the day it’d be so awesome to have Batman on the show. That’d be really cool. I don’t think that will be happening anytime soon, but you never know…one day. One thing we’re always saying…we never expected to have had the Huntress, Deathstroke or Deadshot; we ended up with a lot more DC Comics characters becoming part of the show than we had ever planned. It wasn’t initially part of the pitch or the conception of the show.
“Now here we are in our third season and we’ve Flash and the Suicide Squad and we’re going to have Katana and we have Ray Palmer, and it seems like you could field an entire show off the characters that we have introduced on Arrow. That’s so beyond anything we expected.
“That’s a long-winded way of saying I’ve learned not to expect anything or make any predictions because the reality has far exceeded any of our initial predictions or initial conceptions.”
While initially it was thought Batman wouldn’t happen because DC were keen to keep the TV and Movie universes separate, we know that Flash will appear in the upcoming movies, as will Deathstroke and while he’s not Batman yet, Gotham does have Bruce Wayne, so it looks like that argument is invalid now…
But what say you? Is there room in the Arrow-verse for a Batman? Hell, yes there is! But what say you guys?