Friday, September 9, 2016

Apparently Arrow's Suicide Squad Was a Test Run for the Movie

Image from io9

When Arrow got its hands on Task Force X, fans were excited to see part of DC comics lore on the show. Then the Suicide Squad movie got announced, and Arrow very quickly had to stop using the characters. Fans have long assumed the movie killed Arrow’s plans for the team, but apparently the movie was responsible for their appearance in the first place.

Another part of Greg Berlanti’s extensive Vulture interview released this week saw the producer discuss how the TV shows can be a proving grounds for the movies and for comics characters to be considered for live-action. According to Berlanti, Task Force X was brought onto the show at Warner Bros.’ request, in order to familiarize people with the characters before the movie began.

Image and text from io9

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