Geoff Johns: DC’s Film and TV Universes Will Stay Separate
Although some fans have been pushing for Arrow star Stephen Amell to appear alongside the likes of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ planned Justice League movie, DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns asserts there will be a distinction between television and film continuities. They’ll have “their own universes,” he said during a Television Critics Association presentation for the upcoming Arrow spinoff The Flash.
“You’ll see a lot of DC Universe characters [on The Flash and Arrow],” IGN quotes Johns as saying. “You won’t see Batman or Superman. We’re on production on Batman v Superman now. So you’ll see characters like The Atom or Firestorm, but no not Batman or Superman right now [on TV].”
Johns reiterated that the Justice League that appears in the big screen will be different from any that viewers might see on Warner Bros. television series.
“It’s a separate universe than film so that the filmmakers can tell the story that’s best for film,” he said. “While we explore something different in a different corner of the DC universe.”
At the end of their talk, Johns said he’d like to see Shazam make his way to big screens next, perhaps echoing an unconfirmed schedule leak that showed Shazam slated for a July 2016 release.