Ever since I heard that Batman v Superman was heading to theaters, I could not wait to see if DC would try the complexity of a multiverse crossover. Unlike Marvel, DC made a clear distinction, that film and TV properties were kept separate - to be able to tell the stories, each side wanted to accommodate. In this quote from 'Geoff Johns' (DC's CCO) you will read an unaired clue on what could happen in the DCEU. Also here's the definition of a CCO, in case you were wondering....
A chief creative officer (CCO) is the highest ranking position of the creative team within a company. Depending on the type of company, this position may be responsible for the overall look and feel of marketing, media, and branding associated with the organization.
When the season finale of The Flash, hit last May. the impact of this new twist that zoomed into our televisions - made me wonder a great deal of things, especially, why can't Batman v Superman be here all ready! Since last week, Dawn of The Justice League, an important morsel of knowledge was left out the final cut - between Kevin Smith, and Geoff Johns..
Geoff Johns, DC's Chief Creative Officer, and Kevin Smith - had this to say.........
“We did a piece where we talked about — I don’t know how much I’m supposed to say because they cut it out. But the idea [came up] of, ‘Hey man, DC is known for nothing if not a multiverse,’ so at which point I was like [to Johns], ‘Could they f***ing crossover?’ And he was like, ‘Ahh.’ So doors are being left open and stuff like that.”
These comic book writers really enjoy cursing, and when phrases like ' I am not sure of what I can say,' creeps into the conversation - that is when the conversation become immediately interesting waiting for any kind of clue! Geoff Johns have an enormous body of work at DC - this is why he's working close with Zack Snyder and Co. He created the 'New 52', where the costumes seemed to be jumping off from each page!
DC just gave birth to a precious new baby in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', therefore as new parents they must be very gentle. 'Suicide Squad' is that miscreant nephew, you never know what he will do, and if he behaves - that just show how awesome parents you could be. Once their confidence, have grown as parental care takers - expect them to act far less concerning, and willing to take even more chances!
Yet. leaving out this nugget of information, really does make one wonder - if they have an awesome plan and actually surprise the fans. I have one concern, when people flock to these movies - and suddenly their's two different looking Barry Allen's on-screen. How would casual movie-goers would feel - I do not care as of now, I just would love to see Stephen Amell's portrayal of Arrow on the big-screen!
Even at Marvel there's a huge separation of divisions- primarily because, why would waste precious big-screen time on a character, that already has a fully-form origin on TV. If you introduce Arrow's Stephen Amell, as the Green Arrow in the DCEU. Why is their two different Flashes, then - the same could go with Amanda Waller! Maybe Geoff Johns, said 'ahhh' think it about Kevin, there's no way for it to make sense!
Furthermore, do you know how confusing this all is - even for avid comic book readers. This would translate horribly into live-action, firstly, all this would be doing is creating a small amount of fan service - to a very small demographic of the total of movie-goers. I can imagine a possible crossover with Supergirl & The Flash - because the shows can setup basically anything that DC movies will allow.
Lastly, it would cheapen the characters on the big-screen - by interacting with television actors. People are biased, and they would automatically assume - DC must be lesser quality than Marvel, if they have use a cheap gimmick of bringing in their television counterparts.
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' hit theaters on March 25th, 2016. 'Suicide Squad' drops on August 5th, 2016?