Though they’re still getting the film strategy figured out, DC is kicking ass and taking names with the stellar CW series Arrow. Now star Stephen Amell is arguing they’ve done well enough to get a shot at hanging with Supes and Batman on the big screen.
Amell, who stars in the hit series as the small-screen Green Arrow, was recently asked his thoughts on how (and whether) the series might mesh with the larger DC universe introduced in Man of Steel. According to Amell, he believes the series can stand toe to toe with its blockbuster sibling.
Here’s an excerpt from his comments made on the Quiver Podcast:
"Of course...I would like them to have a shared universe...We are trying to put them on a level where if Warner Brothers and DC Comics decided they wanted to them to be a part of the movie, people would buy it … I think that the characters we are creating in our universe can stand next to Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot."
Honestly, we’d be inclined to agree. Arrow has washed away all memory of the silliness of Smallville (no disrespect intended) and is currently putting on a clinic on how to make a superhero show that rocks. Ironically enough, it’s Marvel that is actually connecting its film and TV ‘verse with the so-so Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., while Arrow is arguably a much better show that is forced to stand alone. Fate, she's a cruel mistress.
C’mon, DC, call Amell’s Arrow up to the big leagues when that Justice League flick finally rolls around.
What do you think? Could Arrow fit in with DC’s big-screen strategy?
(Via Comic Book Movie)