Producer Charles Roven Comments On ‘The Flash’; Once Again Confirms TV Will Remain Separate From Films

Many were surprised when Warner Bros. made the announcement that they would be bringing The Flash to the big screen very shortly after launching their own television series for the character on The CW. There has still been some speculation that, while there has been a constant emphasis that the television series and films would remain separate, there still could be the possibility of them being part of a “multiverse” that could cross over down the line. Well, I would once again hold off hope on that happening. Producer Charles Roven, a member of the DC Extended Universe brain trust, commented on the separation and once again confirmed that there are no plans to cross over the television series with the upcoming film directed by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Our Flash is gonna be not that guy. [Gustin is] terrific in doing [what he’s doing]. I think that whether it’s The Flash or Arrow, they’re doing a great job with the TV shows they’re doing. Gotham, that show’s really terrific. And we obviously wish them the best. It’s gonna be interesting to see what happens when we have a different Flash in a different universe. We’re gonna try to stay in our universe and they’re gonna be staying, I think, in their universe, and hopefully the audiences will embrace both. I think they can. You know, Supergirl is not in our universe, and that seems to be doing quite well.

As someone who is a lukewarm fan when it comes to DC’s television properties, other than the fantastic Constantine,  I’m glad that they have no interest in crossing them over. While I know there are fans out there that wants this, it would cheapen everything that they are doing on the big screen unlike their counterpart which is expanding upon things with their television properties. Roven also briefly comment on the progress of the upcoming film and revealed to the site that while they’re still putting the story together they “are in the script stage. Early, early, early in the script stage.” From the sounds of things, it seems like there is a chance that Grahame-Smith might be doing a heavy re-write of the script turned in by Lord & Miller. Curious to see how many of their ideas remain and how much changes but we’ll find out when The Flash hits theaters in 2018.

Source: Collider

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