Since the release of this year's DC Comics film, Man of Steel, a recurring topic has emerged as DC Comics fans begin to debate whether or not the CW's breakout series (currently in it's second season) Arrow will be a part of this new and upcoming DC Cinematic Universe. In this editorial I will do my best to give BOTH sides of the argument, as I feel that (for the most part) both arguments are valid.
But before I give my thoughts please allow me to give some background information on where I come from. If you only follow me here on SMN then I suppose you would not understand where I stand on this issue nor would you understand how I feel about Arrow. If you remember back a few moths ago, I wrote my first two Editorials here on this site. The first was about what the WB should do to help the DC Cinematic Universe succeed (where I briefly touch on Arrow) and the second being why people should NOT hate Man of Steel (a film that I personally love and enjoy). That being said, I do not need to talk much about my feelings on Man of Steel and the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe, however I should speak a bit about my thoughts on Arrow.
I love Arrow. I think it's a phenomenal series, and has been from Day 1, that really cuts to the core of who Oliver Queen is and why the Green Arrow has to exist. I love the originality in Season 1 with the Undertaking plot-line and I love the original characters such as Diggle, a completely re-designed Felicity Smoak, Thea Queen, and Malcolm & Tommy Merlyn. If you have not watched the series I highly recommend it as I believe it to be one of the Top 5 best shows on television right now with Season 2 already being better than the already fantastic Season 1 (the series is currently on Netflix if you would like to check it out).
However, I am a bit biased as I have been a big Green Arrow fan since Justice League Unlimited first debuted as well as Smallville's incredible (and my personal favorite) episode "Justice"; on that note I am also the host of Longbow Hunters: The Arrow Podcast which I host with my good friend & co-host Woo S! Kim every week! All that being said, I hold this series in the highest regard, and although most were turned off to it due to the fact that it was written/created by the writers of Green Lantern (which I personally really enjoy...), it still continues to surprise audiences around the globe with its intense storylines, lovable characters, and constant DC Comics references that fans spot from a mile away.
So with that being said, let's start with why Arrow should NOT be a part of the DC Cinematic Universe:
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