Arrow. The Flash. Gotham and Constantine. These are our current Dc tv shows, with Supergirl and most likely Teen Titans (Titans) coming to tv as well. Now we know for sure that they are going to keep the movie and tv universes separate, which I believe is the best idea. Why? Because you don’t want to constrain the story telling of the creatives behind the television shows, just because of events happening in the movie universe (case in point agents of shield). But that doesn’t mean that they should also separate their tv universes.
It’s easy for us to say that they should have all the tv shows connected in the one universe, but there are so many different forces at work that might stop that. The main one being is that the tv shows are spread out over a number of different tv networks. The Flash and Arrow can crossover whenever they want because they’re on the same network and are created by the same people. But what about Constantine and Arrow? Constantine is on NBC while Arrow is on The CW. It becomes a whole lot more difficult when that happens.
But let’s just say we will live in a perfect world and you can cross all these tv shows over the different networks. Should they? Well for me the answer is yes and no. For one I don’t think Gotham should cross over with any other tv shows. And I don’t think they can anyways. Gotham is set in the past, whilst the other tv shows are set in present day. Also Gotham shouldn’t be existing in a universe where The Arrow or The Flash exists, it just totally fucks up their story telling when you’re trying to create this story about a gritty, realistic city, with The Flash running around knocking out the Penguin.
Then you have Constantine. This is a weird one for me. We haven’t gotten a chance to really see the world this show is set in (unless you’ve seen the leaked pilot of course) so I can’t really say for sure if this should be connected to Arrow and The Flash. There were talks about a Justice League Dark movie for a long time, and we know Guillermo Del Tero is still working on it, and he said he would be more than happy to have the same Constantine if it works with his script. So maybe that would be a better option than connecting it with Arrow and The Flash. Constantine’s world is just so different compared Arrow and The Flash’s world, with demons and spirits, Constantine instead should totally connect with Supernatural! I mean Constantine and Castiel both already wear the same kind of thing, I can totally see a Castiel/Constantine team up episode!
Now let’s talk about the shows that haven’t started yet. Supergirl and Teen Titans, or Titans, as they have decided to call it. Even though we haven’t had a chance to see these two shows yet, I reckon they should connect them to the The Flash and Arrow, unless they’re connecting Supergirl to the Man of Steel universe. For one, Roy Harper is already on Arrow, so you can totally have him pop up on Titans. Also Arrow has constantly been popping up in Bludhaven, home base of one of my favourite heroes, Nightwing. And we know they’re going to make Nightwing the lead, so have him pop up in Arrow first next time they’re in Bludhaven, and then give him his own show. And Supergirl I believe will have a similar tone to The Flash. And now that we know The Flash is going to be introducing us more deeply to a world of people with crazy super powers, having Supergirl pop up in The Flash makes sense for that world.
So do you think there should be a shared dc tv universe? Also do you like me want to see a Constantine/Castiel team up episode? Let me know!
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