Geoff Johns says DC's movie and television universes won't crossover
IGN is reporting while at a panel for The CW's The Flash at the Television Critics Association press tour, DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns revealed their movies and television projects won't crossover, and exist in separate universes.
It's a separate universe than film so that the filmmakers can tell the story that's best for film, while we explore something different in a different corner of the DC universe...We will not be integrating the film and television universes.
Geoff Johns was also asked if there might one day be two versions of the Justice League, with one on the big screen and one on the small.
You'll see a lot of DC universe characters [on The Flash and Arrow]. You won't see Batman or Superman. We're on production on Batman V Superman now. So you'll see characters like The Atom or Firestorm, but no not Batman or Superman right now [on TV].
In addition, Geoff Johns says the next DC character he'd like to bring to life is Shazam, however it's not clear if he meant with a movie or a television series.
CW president Mark Pedowitz was also at the panel, and he says Wonder Woman could still end up on television besides appearing in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, but will only do it if they "get the right script."
SDCC will begin later this week, where we will likely be learning more about DC's plans for their movies and television series. Are you disappointed their film and TV projects won't crossover, or are you happy they will exist in separate universes? And what do you think DC should do with Shazam? Sound off below!
DC's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE will be released on May 6, 2016.