One of the new characters coming into Arrow Season 3 is Katana. There is no doubt that she will cross paths with Oliver both in the past (flashbacks) and the present day. Arrow is known for its ability to successful and sometimes discretely lay the foundations for something which pays off down the track, sometimes in the next season. With the DC universe expanding faster than ever on the small screen, there is virtually little to no limit of what or who we will see on the small screen. Yes there are some characters who would be hard to give an accurate and successful depiction of on the small screen due to the budgets. However with the introduction of The Flash, which is a fairly heavy CGI show for a TV series (and is decent quality), it is evident that DC, Warner Bros and the CW are willing to spend the cash to create these shows. What's more? The announcement that Firestorm will be on the show (another character which will need a considerable amount of CGI), further shows that we can see some pretty powerful heroes and villains on the small screen.
(NOTE THE FOLLOWING IS JUST MY OWN PERSONAL THOUGHTS)
This brings me to this statement: Yes, the chances are probably fairly small but there is the possibility that in the future we could see an Outsiders team being assembled on TV. So, why do I say this outlandish statement and what are my reasons?
Firstly: Both Katana and Green Arrow have been part of The Outsiders or some form of the team at some point.
Secondly: The DCTV verse on the CW is hinting towards a team up. It is inevitable and will eventually happen.
Thirdly: Despite there being meta-humans in the Outsiders (thus the need for CGI), the small screen can handle it as evident through The Flash.
Fourthly: Ideally the small screen would like to assemble The Justice League, however if it does not have the Holy Trinity in it (which it won't because there is no way the CW can afford the CGI for Superman and Green Lantern and a few others which are key members of the JL) then it will look ridiculous. Also with the JL being on the silver screen it will take away from the hype of it on the small screen if there were a TV adaption of the JL. For this reason the CW will assemble a different team. This is sort of like how Marvel has the Avengers and Guardians on the big screen but is planning on having the Defenders assemble on the small screen.
NOTE: THIS CAN HAPPEN WHETHER OR NOT THE TV AND CINEMATIC UNIVERSES ARE SEPARATE OR NOT. HOWEVER IT WOULD BE PREFERABLE IF THEY WERE SEPARATE AS IT WOULD ALLOW FOR THE POSSIBLE INCLUSION OF BATMAN ON THE TEAM.
Now onto why Katana will be part of the Birds of Prey team-up:
There has already been confirmation that there will be at least one Birds of Prey episodes in the future. Katana was featured in the team before in the comics so it would only be natural that the CW will include her in the Birds of Prey team-up episodes. She may not be included in season 3 as her character is still developing then, but there is a good chance that she could be included in future seasons.
Now if there were to be an Outsiders team assembled here are some of the characters we could possibly see in the team.
- Black Lightning
- The Eradicator
Sound off in the comments what you think of all of this. NOTE: THIS IS ONLY MY THOUGHTS!