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The CW is home to an empire of DC Comics superheroes, but one hero has been conspicuously absent from all four of the DC TV shows. Batman hasn't appeared on The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, or Legends of Tomorrow. Still, in honor of the upcoming release of the The Lego Batman Movie, DC Comics has put together a video that introduces The CW's Barry Allen, Oliver Queen, Kara Danvers, and Ray Palmer to the Caped Crusader, and it's pretty hilarious. Take a look!
You may be a forensic scientist, Barry, but are you the world's greatest forensic scientist? Honestly, none of the CW characters really put up a good showing against Batman. Not a single one of them even seemed to question the fact - or "fact," as it were - that Kara came from a planet that starts with a K. It's like they want to be overshadowed by the investigative skills of the Lego Dark Knight. At least there was a sign that Batman could form a bond with this Green Arrow. Batman was clearly irritated with the Flash right out of the gate, and any Arrow fan knows that Oliver is frequently annoyed with his little bro Barry. This could be the start of a beautiful Lego friendship.
In all seriousness, the clip courtesy of the DC Comics' Twitter account is pretty cute. Even though it lasts for less than a minute, it squeezes in five superheroes, and it clearly uses sound bites from Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell, and Melissa Benoist. We didn't hear anything from Brandon Routh, so the Atom apparently didn't have much to say to one of the very biggest DC Comics characters.
As somebody who is pretty vehemently against Batman turning up on Earth-1 in The CW's DC universe (although I wouldn't mind a CW appearance from Nightwing), I love that DC found a fun way to combine the small screen DC heroes with one version of a big screen superhero. That said, we shouldn't count on any of the CW characters appearing in The Lego Batman Movie. The project is slated to include a wide variety of heroes and villains of DC Comics fame, but the The CW's Flash, Green Arrow, and Supergirl almost certainly won't appear. That doesn't mean we won't see different Lego versions of the heroes, however, and if this clip is a sign of the humor that Will Arnett will bring to The Lego Batman Movie, we can bet that the film will be worth the watch.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV and superhero news. There have been a few hints that Batman does actually exist on Earth-38, so there's a chance that we will eventually get a version of the character on The CW. We'll have to wait and see. Check out our midseason TV premiere schedule for a look at what all you can watch on the small screen nowadays, and you can catch The Lego Batman Movie when it hits theaters on February 10.