Willa Holland Not Happy There’s No TV Suicide Squad


Willa Holland slams WB for how they treat their hit TV shows

Right now, it’s kind of questionable if Warner Bros. can build a movie universe to rival Marvel’s. But one area where DC does unquestionably rule is TV. Broadcast TV, specifically the CW, is filled with hit shows based on DC characters and it just seems to keep growing. And it all started with Arrow, But despite all the success of these shows, Warner Bros. seems super reluctant to let them play with characters they want to use for movie purposes. Just look at Suicide Squad. There was a Suicide Squad with an Amanda Waller (and even a Harley Quinn cameo that was supposed to turn into a full-fledged role) that was supposed to turn into its own spin-off show, but Warner Bros. wanted to use the characters in a movie, and only a movie, so the characters were either killed off or never used on the show. Instead of using the already fantastic and popular Grant Gustin for a Flash movie, they got a different actor. And it’s been no secret that the shows can’t really use any top name heroes or villains like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Joker, etc. (Supergirl sort of gets away with it by having Superman exist but not physically there and never actually do anything).

Well, the people on these shows probably think this situation sucks, and one of them, Willa Holland, who plays Thea Queen on Arrow, is speaking out about. Willa Holland openly wondered why Marvel can have this wholly connected universe in TV and movies, and DC can’t do something similar:

"Marvel does it in their own weird way – the 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."

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Well, Willa Holland might not be aware that the Marvel movie universe doesn’t interact with its TV universe all that much, but the shows at least acknowledge the movie universe exists and occasionally react to events in it. And if Marvel wanted to make say, a  Daredevil movie or even an Agents of Shield movie, they wouldn’t recast the roles. The fact that Warner Bros. continues to treat it’s TV and movie universes as seperate yet won’t let TV use most of the characters they want in movies continues to be incredibly frustrating. Maybe with Geoff Johns now having a bigger role in things that might change soon.

h/t Comicbook.com