The Suicide Squad is all set to wreck just about everything within their eyesight on the big screen come August, but before then they were already tearing it up on CW’s Arrow. The show’s rendition of the classic villains team was well received, yet only lasted for two full episodes. Reason being that Warner Bros. are dead set on keeping their DC Comics film and TV universes completely separate with no connection at all. That doesn’t sit well with Arrow‘s own Willa Holland.
In an interview with The Mirror at the MCM Comic-Con, the actress currently playing Thea Queen/Speedy revealed that as they were building up their own Suicide Squad on the series, Warner Bros. came in during production of season two and gave notice that they were gonna be using the team for a movie and that Arrow would soon need to start killing them off. Lucky for the Squad though, they did get their spotlight episode in season two before being discarded in season 3. Ditto to Amanda Waller, played by Cynthia Addal-Robinson, in the recent season.
Holland even said that DC could learn from Marvel about combining the two worlds. She stated:
“Marvel does it in their own weird right, kind of mash between ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ and the movies and stuff. So it’s a little upsetting because you know it is possible and it can be done and how good it would be if it was done.”
She touched upon DC again when mentioning when series star Stephen Amell knew a Justice League movie would be happening, Holland and crew thought it’d make sense for him to play Oliver Queen/Green Arrow there, same for Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash. That won’t be the case with Ezra Miller having debuted as Barry/Flash in the recent Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and will return in Justice League. No one has yet been casted as Green Arrow for the films.
Gustin’s Flash co-star Tom Cavanagh even spoke on the subject recently, saying that director Zack Snyder should have considered Gustin and that not doing so was a misstep.
Suicide Squad comes out August 5.
The Flash and Arrow return with new seasons this fall on the CW.