Arrow Star Speaks Out Against Warner Bros. Shutting Down Arrow’s Suicide Squad Plans

Posted: May 31, 2016 in Comic Book News
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Interestingly, despite the fact that DC properties in film and on TV don’t share the same universe (Gotham isn’t an origin story for Ben Affleck’s Batman), it seems as if Warner Bros. is set to make sure that only the film versions of their characters get top priority. This, as noted by many fans, usually resulted in the TV versions being killed off. Arrow star Willa Holland spoke with the Daily Mirror recently about this divide, revealing her annoyance by stating:

Marvel does it in their own weird way – the 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.

Holland also spoke out about the Suicide Squad, or rather the version of the team originally planned for Arrow. According to Holland, the show’s versions of Amanda Waller and Deadshot were killed after the network was informed that both characters would appear in the upcoming Suicide Squad film (apparently, having two versions of the team would interfere with the studio’s film plans).

She then revealed that, reflecting the hopes of fans everywhere, there were assumptions that Arrow star Stephen Amell and The Flash star Grant Gustin would be reprising their roles in DC’s upcoming Justice League film. However, after this turned out to not be the case, Holland realized there wasn’t much point in complaining to the studio about it:

It was annoying at first and then when Stephen [Amell] 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 Grant [Gustin]  playing the Flash. It just seemed like the right normal answer. 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. You just have to sit there on your hands, like okay, I get it!

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