Now that ‘Supergirl‘ has flown over to the CW after being axed by CBS, the CW has four DC superhero shows on its slate for this coming fall, a brand that all started when they decided to launch ‘Arrow‘ starring Stephen Amell over four years ago. This fact is not lost on Amell, who was recently speaking with Den of Geek and admitted that the ‘Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ shows are a bigger brand at the moment than his own show.
In Amell’s words:
“Four superhero shows on one network under one DC umbrella is kind of unprecedented and I think it would be fun…’The Flash‘ is a much bigger brand, as is ‘Supergirl,’ than ‘Arrow.’ ‘Flash‘ has done so extraordinarily well… certainly from a ratings perspective, it’s the biggest show on The CW.”
Of course, he goes on to talk about how ‘Arrow’ was there first and got everything started, which of course counts for something. There would be no other DC shows on the CW if ‘Arrow’ had failed.
“We were there first, right? So if something big is gonna happen, it’s almost like I have to be there…Obviously there are bigger properties in the Marvel universe than ‘Iron Man‘, but Tony Stark was the first one so he kind of becomes the de facto leader in some way.”
Personally, I think if ‘Arrow’ could get back on track it could be as great as the other two shows once more, superpowers or not. But until then, we do have fun events like the crossover between ‘Arrow,’ ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ in this coming season to look forward to. What are your thoughts on ‘Arrow’ place in the CW’s DC Universe? Do you think we could have had ‘Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ without first having seen Oliver Queen establish the world? Share your opinions below!
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