DC Execs on possibility of more DC movie & TV crossovers, plus The Flash Season 7 trailer
The CW has released the first trailer for the upcoming seventh season of their Grant Gustin-led The Flash series, giving us a preview of the scarlet speedster’s new powerful enemies as Barry fights to bring everybody back together. The Arrowverse series is scheduled to make its return in January 2021. Check out the video in the player below!
During the Multiverse 101 panel at last Saturday’s DC FanDome event, DC executives Walter Hamada, and Jim Lee along with Arrowverse creator Greg Berlanti have opened up about the possibility of having more DC movie and TV crossovers in future projects following Ezra Miller’s surprising cameo as the DCEU’s Flash in The CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths where he was able to meet Grant Gustin’s version of the scarlet speedster.
Hamada confirmed that the groundbreaking Flash meet-up did indeed opened the door for more potential crossovers. “Up to this point, the company was organized where TV was TV and film was film, and often times DC and Jim were the arbiters of, ‘They want to use this character. Are you using this character?’ It became this really weird situation where the fans love the characters, they just want to see the characters, This sort of opens the door for us to do more crossovers, to really lean into this idea of [the multiverse] and acknowledge the fact there can be a Flash on TV and one in the movies, and you don’t have to pick one or the other, and they both exist in this multiverse. I do think moving forward there are more opportunities to do things like this.”
Despite this, they admitted that a next major crossover like this is unlikely to happen in the near future with Berlanti confirming that the next Arrowverse crossover event won’t definitely be as big as the last crossover due to ongoing pandemic.
“In terms of what our next crossover event will be next year, I think truly because of COVID right now and the pandemic, our aspirations aren’t quite as large,” Berlanti said. “We’d just like to start shooting again.”
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramo, Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen aka the speedster hero XS, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton with Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells, and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West.
Based on the characters from DC Comics, The Flash is from by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Todd Helbing.