We’ve been raiding the internet with posts about Batman Vs Superman and DC’s work on both the small and the big screen, and honestly I’m not surprised. While Marvel had a huge success in theaters, I think many of us agree that Agents of SHIELD was one big mistake (It feels like a Disney show), but on the other hand, DC proved worthy of being able to dazzle us in theatres and on television (Arrow and the anticipated The Flash).
Now, although I think it’s still too soon for a crossover between DC’s television works and its movies, it can still work in a certain way. (I also think it’s too early for a Batman Vs Superman movie but I believe Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer are good when it comes to bold moves and they’ll manage to pull through). If DC wants a crossover, we should consider a few things first:
• The series, both Arrow and the upcoming The Flash, are focusing on the heroes’ early days, while a Batman Vs Superman movies will feature an experienced Batman for sure (otherwise he wouldn’t stand a chance), meaning Green Arrow and The Flash should be experienced as well, thus the movie’s timeline is different from the series’.
• A Green Arrow appearance can go a long way, especially after The Dark Knight Returns comics, where Green Arrow helps Batman defeat Superman.
• Batman should already be acquainted to Green Arrow.
• Introducing all these characters, even with cameos, can set up a solid ground for a Justice League movie. That’s why it has to be done right or the mistake will drag along for a few years to come.
What I have in mind is this, the series serve as a prequel. They are set years before the movie, and the Green Arrow and Flash to be introduced in Batman Vs Superman are a little older with more experience and badass equipments. Green Arrow doesn’t appear much but helps Batman in his fight against the Man of Steel. Flash and Wonder Woman play a reconciling role. And Deathstroke has an after-credit cameo appearance telling Lex Luthor about The Society, thus a Justice League movie. (Unless they want Darkseid in the JLA movie, check out my article).
With that said and done, a Nightwing appearance in Arrow is off the table, because Nightwing came way after Green Arrow started his career.
Two questions though: Gal Gadot gets to play Wonder Woman? Isn’t she too skinny? And are we getting a Green Lantern reboot?
I’m also tempted to write a post discussing how the fight between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel goes, and I might even write one soon. What do you guys think?