David Mazouz thinks The Flash is the key to a crossover between Gotham and the Arrowverse. But before that can happen, the city itself is probably in for rough ride next week as the show airs its two-hour finale. The Tetch virus has infected Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), there are two Bruce Waynes (Mazouz) kicking around, and neither want the best for the people of Gotham right now, the Indian Hill ‘freaks’ have formed an army, and everything is about to come to a head as Ra’s al Ghul finally lands in the series.
It’s a whole lot to look forward to for fans of Gotham. The other side of the DC-TV coin, The CW’s interconnected shows ended with massive cliffhangers, as vital characters may or may not have left their shows for good. It’s a huge month for superhero fans on the small screen, and now Gotham star Mazouz has revealed that he could see these two universes joining forces in the future.
At London’s Heroes and Villains Fan Fest, Moviepilot spoke to Mazouz about the possibility of a crossover, and the young star was enthusiastic about the possibility.
“I feel like we could easily do a Flash crossover, because he travels in time now. The biggest obstacle before The Flash came out, when it was just Arrow, was that Gotham is set in the past and Arrow was set in the present. We were not in the same time period, so how could we possibly do a crossover?
However, now that we know time travel was not only introduced, but widely used in the Flarrowverse with Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, it’s very plausible that a crossover could happen, because they could come back in time and visit Gotham. I would totally support it. I’m a huge fan. I think that would be awesome.”
It’s nice to see Mazouz’s enthusiasm for the other DC shows sharing the small screen with Gotham, and it’s not just the time travel element that would allow for this to happen. In addition to Barry’s (Grant Gustin) and the Legends’ travels through time, the Arrowverse now includes alternate universes. It would be simple enough (from a writing perspective) to include Gotham as Earth-something, and visit it for a one-off episode.
Of course, there are big problems that would still need to be overcome. From a practical perspective, there are issues with combining shows on two different networks (FOX and The CW), as well as shows that film so far apart from one another. In addition, while the Arrowverse has hinted at the existence of the Wayne family and even Batman himself, they have also introduced their own version of Ra’s al Ghul, as well as a few other plot points that might need smoothing out.
Of course, it’s important to remember that this is simply Mazouz giving his opinion that it could happen, and that he would love to see it. This is not an indication that a Gotham/Arrow crossover is in the works any time soon.
Gotham returns for the two-part season finale next Monday with ‘Destiny Calling’ and ‘Heavydirtysoul’ at 8pm on FOX.