Mirror caught up with Arrow star Willa Holland this weekend at MCM London Comic Con, and she had a lot to get off her chest in regards to how Warner Bros. interfered with what they had planned for their television show. She spoke about why their Suicide Squad storyline was axed, Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin appearing in the movies, and even praised Marvel’s way of connecting their TV and movie universes.
“We were about season two when they started telling us we had to start basically killing off the Suicide Squad that we were starting to build on our own,” Holland recalled. “We were actually trying to build that on our own on the show, and I guess once DC found out they were going to be doing their own movie of it, we had to ax all of the characters before we even got to show them, which was a little annoying at first.”
“Then when Stephen found out there was going to be a Justice League [movie] it only seemed — rightly so — he would be playing Green Arrow on it as well as that Grant [Gustin] would be playing the Flash,” she continued. “It seemed like the right normal answer, and — once they said no — you can’t really fight against them for it, because they are the people that gave us a job in the first place. So you just have to sit there on your hands, like okay, I get it!”
“Marvel does it in their own weird right, kind of mash between ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and the movies and stuff. So it’s a little upsetting because you know it is possible and it can be done and how good it would be if it was done,” she added.
You can check out Holland’s full comments in the video above. Where do you stand on this issue? Do you wish that Warner Bros. had a connected TV and movie universe, or do you prefer that they stay separate? Sound off in the comments below!