DC is beginning to slowly build themselves an arsenal of television superheroes, primed for combat against Marvel’s upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. show with Joss Whedon at the helm. Or, at least that’s the superhero ratings battle I’m building up in my mind until these shows hit the air.
So far the only hero DC’s premiering this fall is their green archer on Arrow, but with last week’s announcement the Amazon may again be prime time bound, is their TV team growing? And what are the chances these two heroes could hold a meet ‘n’ greet?
Arrow executive producers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim are excited for the addition of a Wonder Woman television series, thinking it’d make for an epic night of television with Arrow and Amazon back to back. Berlanti said,
If there’s room for a thousand reality shows, hopefully there’s room for a thousand shows like this. My hope is we’re successful enough that we’re all on the air together, that’d be great.
With Guggenheim adding,
It harkens back to the years of my childhood where you had The Six Million Dollar Man and Wonder Woman and all these superhero-like genre shows all on the dial and all you had to do was change the channel. I think there’s totally room for both shows. It would be fun to share a night with them; the CW programs two hours a night and that’d be a pretty kick-ass night of television.
I would welcome a night of back to back DC adventures starring Green Arrow and Wonder Woman, would you? If Amazon is to be a show focusing on a younger Diana it could easily appeal to teens through adults and provide a good lead in for Arrow, which we already expect to be bit more mature and likely then to air later. What d’ya think?
Though, with Arrow being so grounded in reality it seems pretty unlikely Wonder Woman would pop in and make an appearance. To do that their Amazon couldn’t have magically-imbued powers or be so heavily connected to Greek mythology and gods. And if that’s where they take their Wonder Woman, well, I think they’ll be making just as big of a mistake as last year’s infamous attempt at a Wonder Woman show from David E. Kelley.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg spoke on the crossover potential,
Our show definitely takes place in a much more realistic world. There’s no superpowers, superheroes and aliens. With Wonder Woman, Diana of Themyscira, there are superpowers. I don’t foresee crossovers but one of the great things about superheroes is that they’re constantly being reimagined. There’s the Adam West and Christopher Nolan versions of Batman and one doesn’t obviate the other. The Lynda Carter version was great and now the CW is hopefully developing another wonderful version that will be a nice compliment to Arrow.
With star Stephen Amell adding, “As long as she doesn’t have superpowers, then we’re good!”
I wouldn’t bet on their being an Arrow/Amazon crossover any time soon. For one, Amazon isn’t anywhere near TV screens, and two, my hopes are they’re developing Amazon to be its own show, not to be supplemental to Arrow. What do you guys think? Would you like to see Arrow and Amazon eventually cross their streams?
Arrow premieres 8 pm on October 10, 2012 on the CW.
Source: Screen Rant