As the fifth season of Arrow starts to wind down with a sixth season already approved to go along with renewals for Flash, Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow and a pilot being shot for Black Lightning… it's safe to say that the CWverse / Arrowverse / Berlantiverse is thriving. And with the Arrowverse having grown so much, the one thing that hasn't been done in a while is a good promotional poster for the whole thing. There has never been a connected universe like this on television. Sure there's the Law & Order franchises or the NCIS universe… but rarely do those shows affect each other. On the other hand, the Flash goes back in time and the gender of John Diggle's child changes. That brings me to this and last night.
This is the classic Justice League comic cover by Kevin Maguire that launched a much beloved era of the super team. It has been re-done many many times involving many different heroes. It's become the quintessential group shot for a large group of heroes. I've always thought the Warner Bros TV / CW should put together a promo poster like this for the Arrowverse. Last night, as I was waiting to watch Arrow, I decided to let me thoughts be known through Twitter.
I put executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg into the tweet because both are active on social media and seem like really cool guys. To my shock, Guggenheim replied quickly.
Guggenheim brought Maguire into the thread, offering to pay to make the piece happen. And not long after that.
You've got to love social media.
I'm hoping this moves forward and posters / prints become available… I've got a space on my office wall already cleaned off for it.