Speaking in an interview with buzzfeed, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, went into a little more detail regarding their approach to television and film.
For years DC have heavily explored the idea of a multiverse in their comics, with several significant events taking place over the years dealing with these other universes’, most notably in events such as Crisis on Infinite Earths and The Flashpoint Paradox.
It turns out the path DC have planned for their film and t.v properties, is not unlike what they are doing with their comics.
It’s a multiverse.
Fans have speculated and hoped for this, and may finally get their wish of seeing Grant Gustin’s Flash and Stephen Amell’s Arrow on the big screen with the Justice League.
We look at it as the multiverse, we have our TV universe and our film universe, but they all co-exist. For us, creatively, it’s about allowing everyone to make the best possible product, to tell the best story, to do the best world. Everyone has a vision and you really want to let the visions shine through. I think the characters are iconic enough. I like [Marvel’s Agents of] S.H.I.E.L.D. a lot. I love what Marvel does. I’m a huge fan. It’s just a different approach.
He went on to add,
There’s been discussions over the years for both, obviously. You never say never. Maybe one day we’ll link a show to a film if it makes sense, but the creative process we’re going through right now is to let the stuff live and breathe and be its own thing and own it.
There has already been heavy speculation that The CW’s Flash is already aiming to tackle The Flaspoint Paradox storyline, which could very well include the new Flash Ezra Miller.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will release in 2016, until then DC will rule the small screen with Gotham (Monday, Fox), The Flash (Tuesday The CW), Arrow (Wednesday, The CW) and premiering this Friday on NBC, Constantine.