We all know that everyone who loves DC wants them to work the same magic that Marvel has been pulling off in the box office with big interconnected films. There’s been rumors milling about this ever since ‘Batman vs. Superman‘ was announced but with its release date being pushed back until 2016 we have plenty of time before such a movie would ever see the light of day. In fact, maybe it’s because of that very reason that we’re finally getting some answers revolving around two of the bigger rumors out there.
First up is that Jason Momoa (‘Conan the Barbarian‘,’Game of Thrones’) was in negotiations to be a part of the film. The thing is we aren’t getting a confirmation or denial on this one as his recent response when asked about it was:
“Oh, man – it’s rumors. Everyone obviously wants to ask, but I can’t really comment on rumors. When it popped up, I even had people going like ‘Congratulations!’ I was like, ‘On what?”
This could actually be the right move for him to make as the last comic book film he was in talks for was ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ and that didn’t work out too well, so there’s no real point in talking about anytjhing until he signs on the dotted line.
So that has to leave you wondering what about the rumors of Green Arrow showing up in the films. We already know that Flash is supposed to make an appearance in ‘Batman vs Superman’ so wouldn’t it be easier to use Grant Gustin (‘A Mother’s Nightmare’,’Glee’) who will be playing the Flash on his own series and give fans a face they are already familiar with? If that is an option, wouldn’t it make sense to bring in ‘Arrow’s Stephen Amell as well?
According to several news outlets, it is being reported that Amell has actually apparently been in discussions with Warner Bros. on this, but the film is so far away, that it is not even relevant issue right now:
“All we have to do for something like that to happen, or even be a possibility, is continue to take care of business with our show and then we put ourselves in a position – but the important thing is our show. I have had discussions, but I think the gestation process for this project is a lot slower than most people think. I mean, they haven’t even shot the next one. They haven’t even shot a frame of the movie before the movie everyone thinks is the Justice League movie!”
However, on the actor’s Facebook page, he made it known in no uncertain terms that he has not had any conversations with the studio:
“Something I need to get off of my chest.
When I do press, I try and be open, honest and thoughtful. That being said… I find it incredibly discouraging to see a headline like the ones I’ve been seeing this morning. Headlines that aren’t just a stretch, they’re totally fabricated. At no point, have I had “studio level” discussions about any feature films at Warner Bros.
In this particular instance, when I read articles that take a pretty straightforward answer and slap a title on it that has little to no correlation to what I’ve actually said, it makes it seem as though I’m disrespecting my current position. Which is bullshit. And why would I do that? I mean… I’m not the smartest dude in the world. (After all… I picked a career in acting.) But would I really just casually subvert a process cloaked in secrecy? A process – by the way – being run by the company who currently employs me. C’MON!
We’re making a kick ass show. We will continue to make a kick ass show. And I will continue to interact and provide interesting content for our fans. Because I love our fans. If every once and a while, some dickweed wants to pull a headline out of thin air to generate page views, then that’s the price we pay.”
Speaking of the second season of ‘Arrow’ it sounds that Oliver Queen is going to be name-dropping a HUGE DC character in an upcoming episode which you can watch in the promo below. Will this be a future star on the show? In one of the films? As a crossover? Or is this just an Easter Egg to keep fans happy?
Are you surprised either of these rumors being addressed? Hoping to see Oliver Queen find a way into the upcoming films? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant