The DC Television shows have been an outstanding successes since their debuts. Arrow is still going strong into it's 4th season and Flash was last years surprise success and it may even be one of the best shows on television at the moment. Film wise, Marvel is dominating at the moment and DC is a little late to the party. From what we have seen from DC as of late however is nothing short of spectacular and most believed that both the television and cinematic universe would become one and create one delicious, sweet, DC pie. Unfortunately however, DC announced that the two universes would remain separate to much dismay from the fans. Most fan's thought that DC would ultimately reverse their decision but it seems that DC is standing firm on their decision.
DC is not letting up!
Many believed that DC would go back on their initial word and eventually merge the two universes together. Well, according to DC Entertainment Diane Nelson quickly shot those thoughts down with these recent comments:
“We’re so talent driven. [The focus on a single universe of characters with connected storylines] could end up handcuffing our creators into trying to work with the same storyline or force them to hold back characters or introduce certain characters. Ultimately it hinders the ability for someone like (showrunner) Bruno Heller to come in and create ‘Gotham.’
So it looks like the two universes will definitely not be merging, but why?
The two universes would take away from each other?
According to Diane Nelson, the two universes would essentially take away from each other and that actually kind of makes sense. As much as I would love to see Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin in the DCCU, I do understand where DC is coming from. Marvel has been able to find that balance so far with their MCU and Television universes but I'm just not sure that would work as well for DC. DC is setting up something huge for the films and neither the Tv shows or movies should be held back by trying to merge the two. There would simply be to many story lines for the directors and producers to have to follow and I think it is the right the decision now that it is put into perspective. I would love to hear Stephen Amell tell Ben Affleck that he "Failed this city".