Spoilers under for what we have seen so removed from Season 6 of Arrow, so be warned for those who aren’t all caught up.
The CW’s Arrow-verse has by no means fairly shied away from dropping candy references to characters and places exterior of its a number of reveals’ respective jurisdictions, however Arrow itself is making one hell of a batty reference within the second episode of Season 6. Oliver Queen invoked the identify Bruce Wayne throughout a press convention, to try to painting the ludicrousness of the images that “out” Oliver because the Inexperienced Arrow. The Star Metropolis mayor humorously posited Bruce Wayne hopping away from Gotham Metropolis to don the Inexperienced Arrow garb, and it is a remark that Fox’s Gotham could not let slide.
I’m a sucker for a bat emoji as a lot as I am a sucker for social media cross-pollination involving TV reveals. However that is not even the one cool factor about that tweet.
The Arrow-verse has gotten to the purpose the place crossovers big and small are a daily factor, so it is a regular factor to see a Legends of Tomorrow hero popping up on The Flash, or for Stephen Amell to make appearances in different heroes’ headquarters. However regardless of all that, we nonetheless have not seen anybody from this set of DC TV reveals crossing paths with some other DC characters from sequence on non-CW networks. That is logical, in fact, given the presumed nightmare of authorized and licensing points that might be concerned with such an all-encompassing crossover. So for now, probably the most that followers can anticipate to get from a Gotham/Arrow team-up is a social media submit. And you already know what? We nonetheless prefer it.
As a result of it is nonetheless the carrot dangling in entrance of the horse so far as what might be inside the world of comedian e-book TV connections. Neither Arrow nor Gotham (or any of the opposite reveals) have had any characters utilizing Batman’s identify willy nilly — Gotham is clearly increase its billionaire vigilante to finally develop into the Darkish Knight — however there have been fairly a couple of situations the place characters have referred to Gotham’s caped crusader with extra generic references. Which might imply that Gotham‘s comparatively timeless setting takes place earlier than a lot of what has occurred on Arrow and The Flash. (A minimum of so far as the present timelines go, since each reveals have spent fairly a little bit of time previously.)
Stephen Amell has a fantastic idea for a Batman homage, however it’s not precisely a crossover deal. Personally, I would be advantageous if that one Supergirl household that talked about transferring again to Gotham, following their run-in with Superman, would one way or the other seem on Gotham whereas making future plans to maneuver to Nationwide Metropolis. I do know the totally different Earths do not make that seemingly, however who’s to say it would not make sense one way or the other?
Gotham airs on Fox on Thursday nights at eight:00 p.m. ET, whereas Arrow airs proper after it on The CW at 9:00 p.m. ET. Identical night time, similar universe? In all probability not, however we’re hoping. Within the meantime, take a look at our fall TV premiere schedule to see when all the opposite new and returning reveals will likely be hitting the small display.