Stephen Amell Talks About ARROW And THE FLASH Crossing Over Into JUSTICE LEAGUE

With a DC cinematic universe finally moving forward, one of the biggest questions has been whether or not the TV side of the DCU, like Arrow and The Flash, could crossover with the films. Arrow star Stephen Amell weighs in on the possibility in a new interview.

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By James Garcia - 6/9/2014

Now that we're seeing a DC cinematic universe, which began with Man of Steel, will expand with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and take full form with Zack Snyder's Justice League, many of us have been wondering what that means for DC's burgeoning TV universe. We have Arrow on The CW, with The Flash arriving in the fall; along with Gotham over at Fox, and Constantine on NBC.



In a recent interview, Arrow star Stephen Amell weighed in on his thoughts of crossing into the DC cinematic universe at some point, possibly in the Justice League movie:

"You know what? I don't know. I think the people that watched the Flash pilot that have seen it and saw the scene where Grant and I interact -- and he's not even in his costume -- a lot of people were like, 'that feels like the Justice League.' And I thought it felt like the Justice League, too. I don't know if we'll eventually cross over into the movies but that being said, we don't need to. The important part is that Arrow and The Flash are able to stand on their own and be appreciated for what they are and the medium that they are in."

"If they wanted me to be in the Justice League movie and it worked out, that would certainly be something that I would be interested in. That being said, my most important and crucial priority is making [Arrow] Season Three better than Season Two."


As much as I would love to see Amell as Green Arrow in a Justice League film, I'm glad that he's focusing solely on the TV show for now. Honestly, I doubt that the TV and film universes will crossover, and as he said, they don't really need to. It might be better for the fans if the two are allowed to co-exist separately, rather than either of them having their hands tied by what the other is doing (a la Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Would you like to see Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin as Green Arrow and The Flash in Zack Snyder's Justice League? Let us know in the comments below. 
Source: comicbook.com
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yonny616 - 6/9/2014, 10:41 AM
He has point. People who scream for shared universes cant seem to enjoy anything without them being connected. I prefer amazing quialty stand alone, than good quality shared universes.
Snooper - 6/9/2014, 10:41 AM
Amell is the Hugh Jackman of CBTV
DCeddie - 6/9/2014, 10:41 AM
I'd prefer they never cross over...I think it would handcuff what Arrow and Flash could do...
dio - 6/9/2014, 10:42 AM
By interested in he means Foaming at the mouth. If they don't use the TV versions , what are the realistic chances we will even see cinematic versions of these characters on film?
DaVinci31 - 6/9/2014, 10:42 AM
If only fans of the show would understand this.
0megaDaGod - 6/9/2014, 10:44 AM
Amell gets it

He's not the GA we deserve, but he's the one we need right now, and his whole approach to the genre is what everyone involved in the movies and TV shows should use as an example
Pasto - 6/9/2014, 10:44 AM
Booyah. As long as these products can do justice by themselves, I'm fine.
Jollem - 6/9/2014, 10:44 AM
i love how amell is so jazzed about arrow. that stuff's good to see
tongtong - 6/9/2014, 10:44 AM
He can dream.
Gusto - 6/9/2014, 10:45 AM

Never gonna happen.
dio - 6/9/2014, 10:45 AM
What DCeddie said. If they are tied to a "bigger picture" the stories would be stifled a lil bit. If anything the departure of Nolan frees up the tv and movie division to do what they want. Wasn't it Nolan who said no Connected universe and he was very protective of Bats showing up on tv...Nolan always acted like he was bigger than the character that will be remembered longer than he will be.Love Nolan or not he tied up the progress on what is finally happening.
CherryBomb - 6/9/2014, 10:45 AM
No no no crossover.

Like I said on the other Arrow article. SHIELD has some great episodes but it feels mostly like it's the MCU's bitch. The show has to become second string to the movies whereas Arrow and the Flash do better/will do better on their own separate from the movies because it gives them a lot more freedom.
dio - 6/9/2014, 10:45 AM
Gusto trying to get a woodie again?
FastFlames - 6/9/2014, 10:46 AM
I think it shouldn't cross over just because if it did then the shows would be in a position of having to acknowledge things such as Metropolis being destroyed etc...
dio - 6/9/2014, 10:46 AM
Coach that shit son! Yell at ti Gus! Lettem know who's boss!
MexicanSuperman - 6/9/2014, 10:47 AM
I hope to God that the Cw tv shows aren't part of DCCU. This Grant guy can't stand next to the likes of Cavill and Affleck. He looks to much like a weak ass b!/@#. The only show I would like to be connected to the DCCU is Constantine, because it looks like it has quality to it compared to cheap looking CW shows (I'm not saying the shows are bad but they look cheap and their actors are CW quality actors not movie actors).
themidnightking - 6/9/2014, 10:49 AM
Making season 3 better than 2 is a tall order
Gusto - 6/9/2014, 10:50 AM
McGee's career as a bikini inspector has
a better chance of happening than this.

MexicanSuperman - 6/9/2014, 10:50 AM
Also, if the shows aren't connected to the movies then the shows can get away with doing stuff that doesn't take away from the movies. I really want a Flash film and maybe a Green Arrow film, and we won't get one if the tv shows are connected.
Gusto - 6/9/2014, 10:51 AM
dio...pffft! That ain't gonna happen either.
BatManiac - 6/9/2014, 10:51 AM
TIE THE SHOWS TO THE DCCU!





0megaDaGod - 6/9/2014, 10:51 AM
Also, as someone who loves Agents of SHIELD, having Tv and movies connected can hsve s bigger negative impact on a show than a positive one. The writers on that show are not great, but was made worse by them being handcuffed to the story of The Winter Soldier

It worked out in the end, but the slow burn in the beginning was awkward at times becauee they had to tell a story with an underlying story that didn't come to fruition until months down the line

In other words, autonomy is underrated
DrunkenNukem - 6/9/2014, 10:54 AM
@Gustoooo!!!!!



im going to take your diaper and beat you with it for saying that!
BlackIceJoe - 6/9/2014, 10:59 AM
I like how he says they can stand on the their. Because I don't want these shows to merge with BvS.
Jollem - 6/9/2014, 11:02 AM
Klone - 6/9/2014, 11:08 AM
I'm fine with Amell being made canon as long as Grant is retconned and forgotten about completely. Decent actor, poor casting in my mind.
HAILHYDRA - 6/9/2014, 11:10 AM
Not gonna happen.
Gusto - 6/9/2014, 11:11 AM

Duke...come and get it!

Klone - 6/9/2014, 11:12 AM
@0mega

Careful, you're speaking heresy right now. Be more happy, spam positive adjectives and gifs left right and center.

...

Personally, though I don't want the Universes to cross due to what I see has massive quality differences, if they suddenly tie their Universes together, they will have to inconvenience themselves by writing around each other. Arrow will have to limit itself a lot by writing around the films and the films will have to do the same and also be accursed with actors they themselves may not like in the roles and want to recast.
dio - 6/9/2014, 11:16 AM
I just threw up a lil Gus..outta my ass.
OpticBlastWins - 6/9/2014, 11:18 AM
Keep dreaming. Gustin does not look like a movie Flash to me.
batz11 - 6/9/2014, 11:27 AM
CW and WB don't mix
batz11 - 6/9/2014, 11:28 AM
Actually, I kinda like Amell, he could probably hold his own (not the first season of Arrow, yikes re: his acting), but seeing the two with Cavill and Big Ben, not sure about that...
monkeyballs - 6/9/2014, 11:36 AM
That is a full diaper, Gusto.
Klone - 6/9/2014, 11:37 AM
As someone once said, though fans practically orgasm over the smallest character from the comics coming on screen or reference like Carol Ferris and the action, a lot of the character are ones people don't care for too much. Did anyone really care for the sister when she was abducted? Interesting scenario but would there be any sadness over her death over than shock that the show runners decided to kill the character off?
JoJo1982 - 6/9/2014, 12:04 PM
I met this guy last year
Very cool guy and is a bigger fan of Green Arrow then I thought
You don't need a show to connect in order to be good.
Arrow pretty much set up its OWN DC universe
JoJo1982 - 6/9/2014, 12:07 PM
But that Flash teaser with arrow did make ya feel like you was watching a trailer to Justice League
CloudKickerRay - 6/9/2014, 1:04 PM
If they do connect universes, cool. If not, I can see that too. They've (DC) already established some kind of animated universe, a TV universe, and the upbringings of a rich cinematic universe. It's a legit take on their material as opposed to marvel, who has linked their tv and cinematic universes. The same way DC has apparently opted to "run before they crawl" by building their universe in bulk instead of sever origin films first. Incorporating television characters into a feature film would be genius because origins don't have to be "forced" onto the big screen..either way, DC has a solid platform. Id love to see universes intertwine, but I respect each as a standalone as well. I'm game.
MrReese - 6/9/2014, 1:24 PM
Even if I would like 4 it 2 happen, I'm o.k with it being its own universe.
sameoldthing - 6/9/2014, 2:17 PM
It's great & smart to stay focused on the tv shows but it could be done having them in a JL movie..that would be cool.
How & why would that take away from the shows or films? Amell is capable of it,not sure of Gustin yet.
Movies occur years apart so it's possible to write & schedule Green Arrow (his real name) & Flash in that franchise.
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