Could 'Arrow' Feature Wonder Woman, Now That The CW is Developing 'Amazon?'Kevin Fitzpatrick |
From the moment 'The CW' announced that it would develop yet another series based off of DC characters, fans everywhere wondered if the Green Arrow adaptation 'Arrow' would play host to DC comics guest stars in the way 'Smallville' once had. Even before its October 3 premiere, 'Arrow' has both lined up its own roster of DC characters, as well as specified their intent to avoid larger, super-powered characters. Still, with the announcement of a Wonder Woman series in the works for The CW, could we see the 'Amazon' superhero cross paths with Oliver Queen after all?
The CW seems to have cornered the market on live-action DC characters, with 'Smallville's void set to be filled this fall with 'Arrow,' possibly joined in the future by Wonder Woman adaptation 'Amazon.' 'Arrow's producers have so far stayed adamant that the show won't showcase any super-powered characters, but with a potential live-action Wonder Woman on the same network, might a cross-over be in the works?
Though the series had previously spoken out against featuring Wonder Woman, along with DC heavy-hitters Superman, Batman and Green Lantern, 'Arrow' executive producer Andrew Kreisberg gave an updated statement to The Hollywood Reporter in the wake of The CW's development of 'Amazon':
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 re-imagined.
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 complement to Arrow.
'Arrow's titular star Stephen Amell had similar sentiments to express about being open to the possibility of a crossover, saying "As long as she doesn't have superpowers, then we're good!" Until the 'Amazon' script comes to light, it won't be known if The CW's potential Wonder Woman adaptation features true super-powers, or something more palatable to 'Arrow's grittier take in the DC Universe.
Still, a beacon of hope for DC fans looking for live-action team-ups. What say you? Do you think the 'Arrow' and 'Amazon' worlds could find a way to co-exist? Will you be watching when 'Arrow' premieres on October 3? Tell us your live-action DC dream-team in the comments below!