With the DC Comics Universe starting to expand in a big way in both film and television, many have been speculating about the possibility that they could one day cross over. Stephen Amell is going on his third year playing Green Arrow and Grant Gustin is just about to get his own series as The Flash - and fans have wondered if they could one day wind up being a part of a Justice League that also includes Henry Cavill's Superman, Ben Affleck's Batman, and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. Well, the time for speculation is over, because Amell has now put his foot down on this issue: it's not happening.
Arrow viewers have spent months wondering about the big screen potential for their favorite small screen superhero, but the issue recently came to a head when Stephen Amell took to his Facebook page yesterday. He cryptically revealed that while he was going to be present at the Arrow panel on Friday evening, that was only one of three scheduled events lined up. Many began to guess that Amell would be showing up at the Warner Bros. panel, where it's rumored that a bunch of casting announcements will be made for both the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League movies. Amell has now gone back to Facebook to correct the misconception:
Unless Amell is trying to hint at something by not mentioning Justice League in his post (I'm not going down that path), I think this is pretty definitive. The DC superheroes of television are staying on television, and the DC superheroes of the movies are staying in the movies.
This, I imagine, will get a pretty divisive response from some fans. On the one hand, Arrow is a cool show and Amell has done interesting things with the part. On the other hand, Zack Snyder, David Goyer, and the folks at Warner Bros. are in the process of building a whole Cinematic Universe, and having to include what will possibly be four seasons of Arrow and two seasons of Flash into that mix might just be a hassle they don't want to bother with. It's an interesting subject for debate, so I'm going to leave it to all of you to argue about: are you happy there will be no crossover between big and small screen DC properties, or do you wish they would try to pull it off? Answer our poll and sound off in the comments section.
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