While DC’s big screen efforts have received a “meh” reaction from many fans, their television shows that air on the CW Network are quite popular and have done well. The young Superman series, Smallville first brought DC comics to the network back when it was called The WB, the show ran for an impressive 10 seasons and had a large following of fans.
Since then, the show Arrow, based around the comic book character Green Arrow, has built a shared universe for the small screen, crossing over with other DC shows on the network such as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash. The newest DC property on the network, Black Lightning, has impressed the comics fanbase, garnering a 97% of RottenTomatoes.
While Black Lightning wasn’t built to fit into the Arrowverse from the get-go, actor Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen on Arrow, hopes that someday Black Lightning can become part of the DC/CW shared superhero universe. Amell expressed his thoughts on the matter while answering questions from fans at Awesome Con:
“Everyone pretends like we’re not going to eventually cross over with Black Lightning but we’re probably gonna cross over with Black Lightning because that’s just the way that the world works.”
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“Yeah, I would love to. I think that anything you can do to expand the universe and to build out what we’ve built on our show would be great. So, I’m glad that show’s doing well, I hope that it has a very successful run, and I would love to be a small part of it in some way shape, or form.”
It sounds like Amell is really excited at the prospect of working with Cress Williams and the rest of the Black Lightning cast. As long as the crossover makes sense, I see no reason not to bring CW’s newest hit into the fold and make him a part of the Arrowverse.
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