Mark Pedowitz Talks AMAZON, Continuity Between Movies And TV & BATMAN/SUPERMAN
The CW network president shares his thoughts on how DC's small screen properties can interact with their big screen ones, the current status of Amazon, whether there are any plans to bring Batman or Superman back to the small screen and much more.
Thanks to Collider, we have a transcription of Mark Pedowitz's discussion with journalists at the CW's TCA panel yesterday. Below, he talks about plans for Amazon and The Flash as well as shedding some light on how what DC and Warner Bros. are doing on television affects the movies.
In terms of The Flash, DC has movie plans for that character, as well. Are there any conflicts with you doing a potential spin-off for The Flash, or have they signed off?
None that I’m aware of. I’ve spoken to Diane Nelson, who runs DC Comics, as well as Peter Roth, and we’re good to go. Greg [Berlanti] has spoken to them. There are no conflicts, in any way, shape or form.
In May, you said that you were still developing the Wonder Woman origin story, Amazon. Does The Flash put that on hold, or is Amazon still a potential series for the network?
Amazon is on pause right now. The script isn’t quite where we want it. It’s an iconic DC character, and we are not going to put it on unless it works. And now, having the DC universe expand, with the origins of Black Canary coming on this year, as well as potential origins of The Flash, it’s better to wait and get it right.
Beyond there being no conflict between the DC shows and movies, is there the chance for actual continuity between them, and for them to reference each other?
We haven’t had those discussions yet, as far as that goes. That probably could happen, but they may exist in separate universes. I don’t know yet.
We’re evidently two years away from the Superman/Batman teaming on screen. Do you have thoughts, a few years beyond, about reviving those franchises for television?
I always have thoughts about that. But, the question goes to, “Does the studio want to move them back to TV or keep them on the theatrical side?” I have to listen to Warner Bros. and what they want to do with those characters that are iconic to them. So, we’ll see what happens.
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