When we think about a live action version of the Justice League, we tend to talk about the movie that is bound to come after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, it appears a Justice League will be formed in the Arrow and Flash universe on TV, according to Stephen Amell.
During a Q&A video session on Facebook, which was later uploaded to YouTube, Amell all but confirmed that the Justice League will show up on Arrow and The Flash TV series. This isn't necessarily a big spoiler for Season 3, but it proves that several of DC's iconic heroes and villains will make the cut on TV.
We already know the Atom and Ra's al Ghul will feature on Arrow Season 3, and that Firestorm will make an appearance on The Flash. When it comes down to other characters, we can't say just yet, a wait and see approach is needed for this situation.
For those who might be wondering if the Justice League on TV will be the same Justice League on the big screen, please bear in mind that this is not on the cards for Warner Bros.
Geoff Johns, DC's Chief Creative Officer, confirmed a while back that the cinema and TV universes are different, so unless some big changes were made, the likes of Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill might not end up on the small screen.
"You'll see a lot of DC universe characters [on The Flash and Arrow]. You won't see Batman or Superman. We're on production on Batman V Superman now. So you'll see characters like The Atom or Firestorm, but no not Batman or Superman right now [on TV]," says Johns.
We applaud DC for going this route instead of bringing everything under a single universe. We believe this is reason why Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is a more inferior TV show compared to Arrow, because the writers have to wait until certain events happen in the movies to bring the exciting things forward.
Many fans are not happy about this decision because they have gotten used to how Marvel does things. However, we truly believe this is the best solution as it could open the door for more compelling story arcs on TV.
Things could go terribly wrong though, so we'll give a better assessment when everything comes full circle.