Will ‘Arrow’ Crossover With the DC ‘Justice League’ Movie Universe?

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2. Green Arrow in Batman vs. Superman 

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The question at hand is: why is Stephen Amell even teasing fans about this right now? If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that A) Stars are much more self-aware when it comes to social media marketing and promotion, and B) In a time where we’re seeing trailers for trailers, even big  superhero casting or movie announcements are teased in advanced of official confirmations. Don’t believe it? Go back a few months and check out when Superman actor Henry Cavill started dropping Batman vs. Superman hints before Man of Steel was even in theaters. Doesn’t seem so coincidental now, does it?

In short: If there aren’t plans for a Justice League arc on the Arrow TV series, then this little “tease” could be a timely hint about Amell’s involvement in DC/WB’s other big project at the moment: Batman vs. Superman.

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Green Arrow in ‘The Dark Knight Returns’

It’s not too far-fetched: in the last week, both Wonder Woman and Nightwing have been rumored as being part of the film, and with the filmmakers having previously revealed that Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns will have influence on Batman vs. Superman, Green Arrow would be a fitting and logical piece of the puzzle. In Dark Knight Returns, Batman stages a final battle against Superman – and ultimately wins the duel thanks to a Kryptonite arrow fired by none other than Green Arrow. 

There’s also been whispers that the Woner Woman appearance could be a cameo presumably set at the end of Batman vs. Superman as a lead-in to Justice League. If that theory holds any merit, than Amell’s Green Arrow could be part of that cameo lineup, as a tease for his future Justice League role. It’s a thin thread, for sure, but it’s possible.

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3. Arrow Justice League Story Arc

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If it’s a question of timing, then Amell’s little tease could be indication of what’s to come on the next arc of the Arrow TV series. Arrow has definitely expanded its use of the DC Universe in season 2, introducing more iconic heroes and villains, with some big things yet to come in the form of a Flash story arc that will likely spinoff into its own series.

Given that expansion, it’s not at all outside the realm of possibility that a Justice League could be introduced into the Arrow continuity. After all, Smallville did it (see pic above), and with superhero TV series more popular (and lucrative) than they’ve ever been, even a tall order like Martian Manhunter isn’t beyond the budget allowances of a flagship cable show.

Would a Justice League appearance on Arrow be enough? For fans of the show it would probably be great – but in terms of helping DC/WB really make big strides in the franchise universe game, this would not be the most ambitious move to make.

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4. Amell is Just Teasing Us

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In the end this could all just be Stephen Amell having a bit of fun with fans – or just expressing some wishful thinking disguised as comic book trivia. That would be disappointing – when compared with these other thrilling options – but who could really hate the guy for it? He’s been one of the better superhero casting choices of the last few years, and we’re willing to bet fans want to see bigger, better things for his character. However they may come.

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Arrow season 2 is currently airing on Wednesday nights on the CW @ 8/7c.

Batman vs. Superman will be in theaters on July 17, 2015.

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  1. Don’t know how this will happen, being that they are not showing anyone with super powers at all. This will truly be the downfall of this show. As much as I love this show as well, We can’t expect a Justice League Crossover if they are not showing any Super power heroes or villains.

    • Seriously? What about Batman? He doesn’t have super powers, and he is freaking powerful. By the way, Batman is a founder of the Justice League.

    • Dude… They just had the Flash on the show.

      • Not to mention [SPOILER ALERT] pre-zombie Solomon Grundy, Merlyn coming back to life, and fully superhuman Deathstroke…

    • barry allen, aka the flash, was in the show, which means abnormal abilities are possible in the world of arrow.

      • How dare you .. that dark haired One Direction Gustin boy is not the real Barry Allen.I want another actor for the DCCU

    • I’m assuming you didn’t watch the second season, because the entire plot was based around the rise of “super humans”. I.E. (spoiler alert) Deathstroke, The Flash, The Red Arrow, Solomon Grundy (pre-death), and every character with the Mirakuru serum.

  2. When it comes to characters that are younger, Arrow is the perfect setting to introduce them if they are planning on crossing over. Flash will be a good judge to see how fans receive him and that will be the breaking point. If not you can’t introduce Amell, have fans not like Flash, keep the Flash show, put Amell in JL but with a different Flash. But say flash works out, great there’s your flash for JL, now last week with the idea of Nightwing, the best part of Nightwing is partially his back story, so a TV show has a much better chance of diving into a Dick Greyson backstory than a movie (Batman vs. Superman) that already has to introduce one major character with a backstory. So then they get a Nightwing (Penn Badgley would have an edge with his CW connections) give him a story arc of just having left Gotham to go on his own, he ends up meeting Amell either in flashbacks or in the current time stream, just some thoughts, would love some feedback.

  3. I like the idea of teasing characters in Batman vs. Superman. It shows that DC is serious about its plans moving forward. Also, having Green Arrow in the Justice League movie and even in Batman vs. Superman is just smart. One, he is a strong, already well established character that could add a lot to both movies. Also, there is no need to introduce any back story, so it almost costs nothing to add him. It’s better this way then adding a totally different Green Arrow down the line, requiring an introduction and back story etc. and its just seems dumb. If they are going to use the Green Arrow in the DC Cinematic universe, then this Green Arrow is the best Green Arrow they can use, so why not bring him in sooner rather than later?

    • Agreed. Would pick a different person for the Flash though, especially in a Justice League movie. My pick would be Charlie Hunnam.

  4. My only concern is that Arrow has already dealt with some (of my) favourite villains, namely Deathstroke, Deadshot, and Firefly, meaning they wouldn’t be able to be used on the big screen as well, given they already have Arrow-oriented origins.

    I do love Amell as Green Arrow though, and I’d love to seem him join JLA on the big screen.

    • I disagree… other than Firefly, who is dead, Deathstroke and Deadshot interact with all of the DC Universe in the comics… having someone like Deathstroke attack the Justice League would be a great way to introduce this Green Arrow to their universe.

  5. I would love- without quesiton- this Green Arrow being in the Justice League movie. I would. But to nothing more than hint at his existence in BvS, because I’m already getting scared by how crowded that movie is getting. Just tease his existence (I’m thinking of the Queen Consolidated box that appeared in the Batman: Arkham Origins trailer) and bring him in for JL.

  6. It’s going to happen guys! DC/WB is trying to establish as many JL characters as possible in preperation. It would take way too long at this point to give each character their own movie and then combine them. That’s the sole purpose for the WB’s creation of “Arrow” and “The Flash” series.

  7. Check out http://rationalcinema.wordpress.com/ for an interesting blog on the topic… WB def needs to merge the worlds

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