No Plans Yet for 'Arrow' to Appear in 'Justice League' or 'Batman Vs. Superman'

The fate of a DC Comics 'small screen-to-big screen' crossover is undecided. DC producer Greg Berlanti reveals where he stands on the topic.
Will Arrow crossover to the big screen?
Will Arrow crossover to the big screen?
Arrow star Stephen Amell really wants his Oliver Queen to appear in Justice League. And we've heard rumblings that his co-star Grant Gustin will appear as Barry Allen (sans his Flash costume) in Batman Vs. Superman. At the same time, we're hearing from various sources that DC and Warner Bros. have absolutely no intention of crossing over their small screen and big screen franchises.

Writer-producer Greg Berlanti has now chimed in on this notion, confirming that there are no current plans to bring Arrow's Oliver Queen or Barry Allen to the big screen in Justice League or Batman Vs. Superman.

He doesn't exactly explain why, and he also doesn't rule it out in the long run. But it doesn't sound like this is happening anytime soon, if at all.

"We haven't had any of those conversations other than to say, what characters are we allowed to use this year and advocate or request certain ones that are of interest to us. And every now and then, they'll say, 'You can't have that guy.' They don't say why, and we figure out why later on."


When directly asked if the small screen and big screen franchises will ever come together, Greg Berlanti quickly changed the subject.

"Getting to participate in any way in the story - considering how much they meant to me as a kid - is really, I just feel lucky about that all the time. And it evolves the way it's supposed to...When it comes out naturally, that's when it's best. And that's been the fate of Arrow, and I guess that's the path we'll follow."


What do the fans have to say about this? Do you want a crossover? Or are the TV versions of these character too low rent for the big screen?

Justice League comes to theaters in 2018 and stars Gal Gadot.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



Sources: Fandango

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  1. Knight Foster

    So stupid. Arrow is amazing, it would be great if he could interact with Superman, and the soon to be Batman. Even if they take the same actor and age him in ways he hasn't yet on the show. That would be sweet because after all the island business is done, we could go ok now the show has to catch up to how he is in the film. The actor Stephen Amell has done great in playing his character throughout different portions of the Green Arrows life...why not? He'd be possibly the best addition to the JLA film...actorwise! lol

    9 months agoby @Knight-FosterFlag

  2. Sean

    @stefanos Oh, I see. Yes, maybe.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @stefanos theres always room for both

    9 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. Stefanos

    @themoviefanatic This will be a Superman movie with batman will made this movie more interesting,but at the end,you will realise that is a superman movie,because I believe they will put more story of superman inside and less for batman.

    9 months agoby @stefanosFlag

  5. Sean

    @stefanos I think I kind of get what you are trying to say, but I'm not entirely sure if I am understanding what you meant by that. Could you restate what you meant ?

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. CoreyB

    Meh still no headway but prob a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes

    9 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  7. Michael Kolesik

    Considering that the only DC movies that range from "decent" to "mediocre" is anything that has "Batman" or "Superman" in the title right now, they're gonna need all the help they can get, Arrow included. If they don't add him, they're gonna shoot themselves in the foot. Because right now it seems that the big Justice League with dozens of members is only gonna consist of two freakin' members at this rate. You know who I'm talking about.

    9 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  8. Writer220

    complete rubbish, I wish DC/WB would take a page from Marvel/Disney and rethink this plan of theirs and make it better. At least with DC they don't have SHIELD. Agents undermining every superhero that they encounter.
    DC/WB TV and film need to be one universe not two, otherwise it's a waste of time and space.

    9 months agoby @writer220Flag

  9. TheDude1

    @h-ryuga You expect anything else from Orange? This same fool trashed RoboCop already and he hasn't even watched it!

    9 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  10. TheDude1

    @stefanos I would love to see the movie have a storyline where Lex Luthor saves the cities by rebuilding it and has Bruce Wayne help him. But Bruce Wayne will have a much larger role and Batman will likely fight Superman. So in reality this will not be a stand alone sequel as I was talking about before.

    9 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  11. Hideki Ryuga

    This os just journalism bulsh*t
    there's still many years to come so they can still make O.Q fit on that reality
    making another Green Arrow will be stupid

    9 months agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  12. Ben Frank

    Another missed opportunity for the DC universe. Batman vs Superman will be sh*t as well. If it doesnt live up to Nolans trilogy, it will be sh*t in comparison

    9 months agoby @Ben-FrankFlag

  13. Stefanos

    @themoviefanatic@thedude1@therealGoku Guys this is man of steel with batman inside,it is so simple...I believe that in the movie,they will focus more in the story of superman,and the batman will be the suprise for the superman,if you understand what I mean,with other words,Superman is story,and the batman will be included in the story of superman!!!

    9 months agoby @stefanosFlag

  14. Chris

    The acting on Arrow is pretty mediocre with the exception of Paul Blackthorne. The writing is what keeps that show interesting.

    9 months agoby @Chris-32729034Flag

  15. Sean

    @thedude1 Yes, I think you're right. I doubt we would see Ryan Gosling in Justice League, playing any of the DC comics characters let alone The Flash or Aquaman.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  16. TheDude1

    @themoviefanatic I'm not a casting agent so I'm not seeing the candidates they are looking hard at(other than the rumors being thrown around). I've wanted to see Ryan Gosling play either the Flash or Aquaman but that is highly unlikely to happen.

    9 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  17. TheDude1

    @bawnian-dexeus Not sure if a Flash movie could make more than the first IM movie. Maybe it passes what the first Thor movie made though.

    9 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  18. Sean

    @thedude1 Sounds good. But, The more I think about it, I wonder who will play the main roles in those movies that far off from now.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    They can throw a Flash move next year and it will make more money than the first Iron Man movie.

    9 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. otc23

    I'm excited about this movie, although i'm not sure how to feel about affleck as the bat, and i enjoy watching arrow on t.v i think it would be a horrible idea to have these characters from the show on the big screen. I loved smallville, supernatural, n arrow, casts were great but all those actors except Amell have had major flops on the big screen n i dont want my favorite DC characters to fail. Chris Pine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, n even Ryan Gosling would be better options to play the Flash. What ya'll think?? Chris Pine would be perfect.

    9 months agoby @otc23Flag

  21. skywise

    I DO hope that they give Superman more stand alone films. I know that DC/WB want to rush to the Justice League and all but MOS2 SHOULD be a stand alone film. The Batman vs. Superman film should have a different title IMO.

    9 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  22. TheDude1

    @therealGoku I understand that sort of but there will be a Man of Steel 2. Probably a different name though. I clearly meant to say the next stand alone Superman film just like I did with the Batman film.

    9 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  23. The Real Goku

    @thedude1 this is superman 2!! Lol believe it or not

    9 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  24. Stefanos

    I am so curious what will happen in the movie,and the same time so excited!!!

    9 months agoby @stefanosFlag

  25. TheDude1

    @themoviefanatic Indeed many years until JL2. After Superman vs Batman in 2015 we will have Justice League in 2017, then Man of Steel 2 in 2018, and likely a new stand alone Batman film in 2019. Throwing in a few other movies like Wonder Woman, The Flash, and maybe Aquaman as well in that time. So JL2 probably won't be released until 2020 or 2021.

    9 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  26. Sean

    @thedude1 Oh, I see. I assume that they will probably have the more well known DC comics characters in the first movie, and then maybe the DC comics characters that are not as well known as the ones from the first movie might be in the second movie ? I haven't thought of the idea of there eventually being a second Justice League after the first one, that is probably not coming out until sometime in 2017. So a second movie is probably several years away from now.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  27. TheDude1

    @themoviefanatic Personally it is my opinion that he should be. But if he is not I can also understand since they want to save some superheros for part 2.

    9 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  28. Sean

    @thedude1 You think Arrow will be in Justice League ?

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  29. TheDude1

    He may not fit in the Justice League film but Green Arrow will be in the film. But it makes more sense to use the Arrow actor in the JL film.

    9 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  30. ObiWanShinobi

    Get a new Arrow & Flash.

    9 months agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag