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Arrow’s Willa Holland rants about how Arrow and flash aren’t part of the DC Cinematic Universe

June 5th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Last week we ran a story about how Agents of SHIELD star Chloe Bennett has lashed out becasuse of how the Marvel movies totally disregard the supposedly ‘connected’ TV shows (here).

This week we have Arrow star Willa Holland, who plays Thea Queen, lashing out at how DC movies treat the DC TV shows. Which aren’t connected.

The actress says that DC should look at how Marvel do things… although, it appears that while Marvel’s ‘it’s all connected’ moto works on paper, the actress is obviously unaware it’s not working in practice: “Marvel does it in their own weird way – the mash between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and the movies and stuff.

“So it’s a little upsetting because you know it is possible and it can be done and how good it would be if it was done.”

However, the actress – and we know this is a bone of contention with many fans too – seems mostly annoyed because of how the Justice League movie will not feature the now well established version of Flash and Green Arrow on TV, played by Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell: “When Stephen [Amell] found out there was going to be a Justice League movie it only seemed, rightly so, he would be playing Green Arrow on it as well as Grant playing the Flash. It just seemed like the right normal answer.

“Once they said no, you can’t really fight against them for it, because they are the people that gave us a job in the first place.

“You just have to sit there on your hands, like okay, I get it! Basically you’re giving the world two different Flashes [and Green Arrows] all of a sudden.”

The actress also confirmed that the TV universe was fully committed to doing their version of Suicide Squad but the movie plans shot them down completely. Fans will remember that Harley Quinn did cameo in the second season of Arrow and the Squad was coming together. But then, once the Suicide Squad movie was starting to gather speed, they were told that their palns were to be stopped and characters such as Deadhot were to be killed off as they were needed to be in the movie.

We knew all this, of course, but it still interestign to hear it from one of the actors themselves.

We’ve made our peace with the two separate DC universes and, given the problems Marvel has with their shared universe, we are actually glad… we love Arrow, Flash, Legends, Gotham and Supergirl and to have those every week in their own little bubbles works for us.

Are we on our own?

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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….

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