Superman Vs. Batman Movie Affects Arrow's Choice of DC Heroes

by Russ Burlingame

Arrow_2012_TV_series_HD_Wallpapers_03_mediumArrow producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg may have to give up on one of their dreams--and the Superman vs. Batman movie is at least partially to blame.

"We've heard the fans and we're very well aware that they would like to see Nightwing and various other Bat-characters on the show," the pair told Digital Spy. "[But] that is a little bit out of our control, [and] I think [that movie] announcement made it a lot more out of our control!"

The announcement, of course, was made at last weekend's Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con International. The expected Man of Steel sequel will see Superman take the screen alongside--and apparently square off against--Batman.

Arrow, then, apparently isn't invited to--or declined an invitation to--the larger DC cinematic universe that the films are reported to be building, otherwise it wouldn't be such a clear-cut thing that having Batman appear on the big screen precludes his cast appearing in Arrow.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at back in 2011.