The CW’s Arrow is deep into its third season and has already had a crossover with The Flash, one of the newest superhero shows that premiered last fall. So how many members of the Justice League will pop up on TV? Arrow’s executive producer Marc Guggenheim isn’t sure, but he has his eyes on the Dark Knight himself. Here’s what he had to say in an interview on The Hollywood Reporter:
How many members of the Justice League would you like to get all together?
“At the end of the day it’d be so awesome to have Batman on the show. That’d be really cool. I don’t think that will be happening anytime soon, but you never know…one day. One thing we’re always saying…we never expected to have had the Huntress, Deathstroke or Deadshot; we ended up with a lot more DC Comics characters becoming part of the show than we had ever planned. It wasn’t initially part of the pitch or the conception of the show. Now here we are in our third season and we’ve Flash and the Suicide Squad and we’re going to have Katana and we have Ray Palmer, and it seems like you could field an entire show off the characters that we have introduced on Arrow. That’s so beyond anything we expected. That’s a long-winded way of saying I’ve learned not to expect anything or make any predictions because the reality has far exceeded any of our initial predictions or initial conceptions.”
So while Batman showing up on TV is unlikely to happen anytime soon, never say never. It’s been believed that Warner Bros. doesn’t want to mix up its TV and movie characters, but we already know that The Flash and Deadshot will be appearing in upcoming movies like Justice League and Suicide Squad. And while he’s only 12 years old, Gotham has its own Bruce Wayne. Who knows? Maybe a few years down the road Guggenheim will get his wish, and Batman will make a guest appearance on Arrow.
Is that something you’d like to see, or do you think Batman should be saved for the movies? Let me know in the comments below.