This first post form Michael is chock full of rumors about the Arrowverse on the CW Network.
As soon as I get Michael’s login figured out he will be posting his own material with this Editor Note in it.
Let’s see what he has discovered:
Fans of the Arrowverse got some good news a few weeks ago when the CW renewed the entire catalog of DC series for the 2019-2020 television season. The list includes Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Black Lightning.
In the wake of all five series getting the nod and a possible Batgirl spinoff being developed, reports are beginning to surface that the Arrowverse may retire some shows next year and add in a few new faces to its line-up.
One prominent speculation sees Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow retiring after next year’s Crisis on Infinite Earth crossover event.
Whether or not Arrow comes back would come down more to economic reasons than creative ones. Currently in its seventh season, most of of the cast members would have to sign a new deal for the series to continue on past season eight.
Actor Stephen Amell teased fans on the Inside of You podcast last year that he there was one more box for Oliver Queen to tick in his career as the Green Arrow.
“The only thing that is left for him to do – and he doesn’t need to die to do this – is he needs to leave a legacy.” Amell said last year. “Because we have all these other shows that exist. So whether Arrow continued on in the absence of Oliver Queen, or someone else took up the mantle of the Green Arrow… I think leaving a legacy is the last box left to tick for the character.”
The Crisis event could also open the door for the CW to transition from one member of the Super-family to another. Comic Book News reports that the Supergirl could also retire after its fourth season and open the door for a new Superman series.
Tyler Hoechlin has played Superman on Supergirl and the Warner Brothers, which produces the CW’s DC slate as well as the DC cinematic movies, could be ready to pull a switch, With Supergirl getting a solo movie on the big-screen in the near future and Superman apparently being on the movie bench, next year could see Kara handing over the TV baton to her cousin, Kal-El.
The last time we saw Superman in the Arrowverse was during this season’s Elseworlds crossover. Lois and Clark were together and expecting a child. Whether or not a new Superman series would use this as a starting point or not remains to be seen.
Do these potential changes to the Arrowverse excite you? Worry you? Frustrate you? We’d love to hear what you have to think in the comments section below.