"Gotham's" Azrael Will Be 'Different Than Anything We've Seen in Comics,' Says EP
Between Metropolis and Gotham, is there any room in Warner Bros.’ big-screen map for Starling City?
It’s a growing question among fans of The CW’s Arrow, who wonder whether the hit drama’s hooded hero will play into the DC Comics cinematic universe as presented in films like Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman. After all, Marvel has connected Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to its feature films, so can we expect Warner Bros. to follow suit?
“We haven’t had any of those conversations other than to say, what characters are we allowed to use this year and advocate or request certain ones that are of interest to us,” Arrow Executive Producer Greg Berlanti told Fandago. “And every now and then, they’ll say, ‘You can’t have that guy.’ They don’t say why, and we figure out why later on.”
Berlanti didn’t get into specifics about characters or whether there are any plans for Steven Amell’s Hood or Grant Gustin’s Flash to make the jump to the big screen to round out a Justice League.
“Getting to participate in any way in the story – considering how much they meant to me as a kid – is really, I just feel lucky about that all the time,” he said. “And it evolves the way it’s supposed to. When it comes out naturally, that’s when it’s best. And that’s been the fate of Arrow, and I guess that’s the path we’ll follow.”
Arrow has been building a pretty solid universe of characters based on various characters from DC’s comics library. This season branched out with mentions of characters like Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins, which appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. Meanwhile, the recently announced appearance of Nyssa al Ghul on Arrow has many wondering if her use is meant to fit in with Marion Cotillard’s role as Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises.
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.