Despite DC Entertainment having several television shows on the air and in development, most of them are on different networks. Arrow, The Flash and the upcoming DC’s Legends of Tomorrow are at The CW, while Fox has Gotham and next fall’s Lucifer. Meanwhile, CBS has Supergirl, TNT is developing Titans, and NBC recently cancelled Constantine. Given the different networks, many assumed that these shows would exist in their own separate world, other than The CW’s. However, it looks like crossovers within the DC Television Universe are not off the table.
Appearing at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con (via ComicBook.com), Arrow star Stephen Amell talked about both film and television crossovers. He reaffirmed that he and The Flash‘s Grant Gustin will NOT be involved with the DC Cinematic Universe, which should be obvious by now. He reveals that the Suicide Squad will not be on Arrow “for the foreseeable future.” Could the 2016 movie be responsible for that?
However, Amell then says that any DC television show out there could crossover with each other, regardless of the different networks. “On the B side, there is an opportunity for interconnectivity with any DC television show that exists.” For example, Amell recently expressed interest in guest-starring as Oliver Queen on Constantine if the show is revived. But how can that happen if the two shows were at different networks? “Now, Constantine was an NBC show. I’m on The CW. I had had discussions with DC… so not NBC, not CW… but with DC Entertainment about guest starring on Constantine when it was still on the air. And that was and is still on the table. So we have Flash, we have Legends of Tomorrow, a new show which is directly connected to the Arrow universe, we have Supergirl… she got picked up, directed by my good friend Glen Winter, that pilot, I can’t wait to see it, I’m sure it’s going to be amazing… there’s Gotham obviously, and I’m missing something… Titans, there you go. So again I wouldn’t worry too much about the movie universe, because we have no shortage of options for me and other characters to populate.”
Amell goes on to express his hope for Constantine to eventually be picked up by another network. As for why The Arrow would guest star on this series, Amell reveals the idea that was being considered. “The reason that I was going to guest star on Constantine, at least the idea that we were throwing around was he’s an expert when it comes to the Lazarus Pit, which is now something that is a part of and will continue to be a part of Arrow.”
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