So, the idea was to break you guys in gently to this article - but that's not gonna happen. Honestly, I've been away for a couple weeks and haven't seen the latest episode of [The Flash](series:1068303) nor the two latest episodes of [Arrow](series:720988). I'm in a hurry to get watching those real fast. I mean, who wouldn't be?
The DC TV universe is, as we all know, quite controversially not going to be in the same world as the films. Damnit. We're having to accept that, at this moment, there aren't any other superheroes in the broadcasted domain other than those we've already seen. Sadness.
However, every cloud has a silver lining and whatnot, so if you take into account what I've just said, we've only really got two main heroes in the TV dimension. Which of course means... WE NEED MORE! Here are the DC superheroes who I reckon should be graced with a little (if not a lot of) airtime.
The DC TV shows run on much smaller budgets than their big brother Hollywood productions (duh.) So, in turn, we don't get to see so many explosions or people shooting lasers everywhere. It's due to this I've ruled out Superman and people like Green Lantern... Special effects are kept to a minimum, although how they managed Firestorm was a stroke of genius.
We also already know that gritty superheroes sell - I mean, Oliver Queen has done more than alright for himself. So combine few special effects, a gritty city and reality and you have nobody more suited to the universe than the Dark Knight himself.
What's more, if anyone remembers that newspaper Harrison Wells sometimes checks out, look in the bottom left:
It says "Wayne Tech/Queen Inc Merger Complete." And check the date (top middle): April 25th, 2024. Obviously, Ray Palmer's business ends up conversing and co-operating in future with Wayne tech - the very company Bruce Wayne himself owns! Does this hint at the future of the world? Does this mean we may eventually get a TV Batman? I sure hope so!
Before you lose your heads, and argue I'm contradicting myself in terms of special effects - hear me out. We already have guns present, and a guy who can run spectacularly fast - so what's to stop a more realistic version of the half-machine dude?
I see a man who works in a robotics lab, trying to supply tech to the army. He may get targeted by opponents to the military and have some kind of near-death, car-crash-like experience. Now with severe injuries to himself, he has more motivation to develop advanced technical prosthetics that will get him back his life.
Now, forget lasers and arc cannons, I'm talking about a dude who maybe steals blueprints of Deadshot's optic piece and makes an arm with a few guns attached, and of course with cool looking chestpieces and legpieces for armor. With enhanced movement and strength, who's to say this couldn't happen?
Unfortunately, as far as my eyes and research can see there aren't currently any easter eggs hinting at his presence. Too bad, huh?
Dick (laugh now or forever hold your peace) Grayson is former protege of Batman, and an ex-Robin. Before assuming a superhero mantle, he toured with his parents in a circus group as a gymnast - until, like Batman's, they were both murdered. An interesting and very film-able origin story.
Nightwing famously only really uses a few gadgets and a couple of tazer batons - so his special effect tally stays down low, and what's more...
HE'S ALREADY ON HIS WAY!!!
DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns confirmed the news a few months ago on his Twitter account while responding to a fan question. Awesome! He'll be headlining the new TNT TV series Titans, based on the ever-popular Teen Titans of DC. Word on the street is that (if Titans is set in the Arrow/Flash Universe) Colton Haynes will reprise his role as Arsenal in the same show, which is just, yeah, freaking amazing.
Okay, before you start off, with the whole "Hey, but he's a sidekick!" thing, hear me out. I am very aware Robin is a sidekick. I'm also very aware it technically should be him headlining the upcoming Titans show. But it ain't. So deal with it.
If we are to see Robin appear, which he definitely needs to, I really hope it will be in the hinted-at Batman series. Who knows, maybe that could be a continuation from the increasingly popular [Gotham](series:1127075) storyline.
Having a sidekick is a formula that works - as Arrow has proven multiple times - so I hope if Mr Wayne makes his way to our screens he needs to bring along the boy wonder. End of story.
So here we arrive at the best Iron Man cosplayer ever. Lex Luthor. Typically a villain, I know, but also sometimes (often to begin with) capable of doing the right thing.
Yeah, I mean, recently revealed in the movie universe was part of Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal of him, which is awesome.
Not only that, he's a prime candidate for yet another business powerhouse with a ton of cool gadgets and a ton of money (which is a formula that works, see, uh, that dude called 'Batman.') He's actually always been a little bit of a favourite of mine - so maybe that's why he made this list. But with the A.T.O.M. now suiting up, it's clear there's a market for advanced exoskeletons in the TV universe. C'mon DC! Make it happen!
And that's pretty much my tally for heroes we need to see brought to TV! If you've got any of your own ideas, the comments are waiting!