For some time, fans have wanted to see Arrow and its upcoming spin-off The Flash to be connected to DC’s growing Cinematic Universe. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will expand this world in 2016, introducing many Justice League members in addition to its titular characters. Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and The Flash are all set to appear in some capacities. Naturally, many have wondered if Stephen Amell’s Arrow will make an appearance as well, setting up a bigger role in Justice League. This speculation only intensified after the actor teased big plans for Comic-Con outside of the Arrow panel. DC is expected to have a major film presence at the convention, with cast and film announcements expected. Amell has now weighed in on these rumors, and alas, they’re not true.
Writing on his Facebook page, the Arrow star refutes speculation that he will appear in Batman v. Superman. “Hey Guys – I appreciate all the support and enthusiasm, but not everything I post is a cryptic indicator that I’m going to be in Batman V Superman. I’m not going to be in Batman V Superman.” He adds, “As an aside… The next time that I either do a video or an interview with a journalist that I like, I’ll be happy to explain why this is the case. Short form – it’s not a barometer on ability or the quality of genre – TV V Film, no pun intended. Everything here boils down to logistics. In any event… thank you for how much support you’ve showed me. But keep in mind, playing Arrow on television isn’t a
consolation prize. We play the definitive versions of our characters in the DC Universe.” Perhaps these logistics would include filming schedules? It is difficult to commit to a full film schedule when you are working on a television series at the same time.
While fans would love to see Amell’s Arrow and Grant Gustin’s Flash as a part of the big screen Justice League, those chances look slim. It seems Warner Bros. is interested in keeping these two worlds separate – for now, at least. Would you like to see the world of Arrow brought into the DC Cinematic Universe?