The delay for Superman vs. Batman, and therefore the following Justice League movie, might play into the hands of Arrow star Stephen Amell, who would love to have Arrow cross-over with the movie-verse.
Fandango (who have now altered their article to remove any inference that Amell has spoken with execs at WB and actually changed the quoted portion as well) has a quote from the actor about the possibility of the two worlds crossing over.
Here's the original quote:
Arrow star Steven Amell continues to believe incorporating his TV iteration of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow into any planned big-screen Justice League film is worth doing. “All we have to do for something like that to happen, or even be a possibility, is continue to take care of business with our show and then we put ourselves in a position – but the important thing is our show,” he says, revealing that there definitely have been talks at a studio level. “I have had discussions, but I think the gestation process for this project is a lot slower than most people think. I mean, they haven’t even shot the next one. They haven’t even shot a frame of the movie before the movie everyone thinks is the Justice League movie!”
Here is the quote as they have it currently published:
All we have to do for something like that to happen, or even be a possibility, is continue to take care of business with our show and then we put ourselves in a position – but the important thing is our show,
The Reason for the change:
EDITOR'S UPDATE: Stephen Amell has clarified that his comments were not meant to imply that he's had talks on the studio level, and chastised the Fandago interviewer for putting those words into his mouth. Here's a statement from Amell's Facebook page, in which he calls the journalist a dickweed:
Something I need to get off of my chest.
When I do press, I try and be open, honest and thoughtful. That being said... I find it incredibly discouraging to see a headline like the ones I've been seeing this morning. Headlines that aren't just a stretch, they're totally fabricated. At no point, have I had "studio level" discussions about any feature films at Warner Bros.
In this particular instance, when I read articles that take a pretty straightforward answer and slap a title on it that has little to no correlation to what I've actually said, it makes it seem as though I'm disrespecting my current position. Which is bullshit. And why would I do that? I mean... I'm not the smartest dude in the world. (After all... I picked a career in acting.) But would I really just casually subvert a process cloaked in secrecy? A process - by the way - being run by the company who currently employs me. C'MON!
We're making a kick ass show. We will continue to make a kick ass show. And I will continue to interact and provide interesting content for our fans. Because I love our fans. If every once and a while, some dickweed wants to pull a headline out of thin air to generate page views, then that's the price we pay.