DC's CCO on Movie-TV Crossover: "Never Say Never"

"There's been discussions over the years"
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The announcement that Ezra Miller would play DC Entertainment's scarlet speedster The Flash on the big screen, even though Grant Gustin plays the same character on the current CW series, led many people to believe that DC would never follow the Marvel model of integrating its movie and TV properties.

According to DC's chief creative officer, Geoff Johns, that's not necessarily the case — although fans shouldn't hold their breath for it to happen any time soon.

"We look at it as the multiverse," Johns told Buzzfeed. "We have our TV universe and our film universe, but they all co-exist. For us, creatively, it's about allowing everyone to make the best possible product, to tell the best story, to do the best world. Everyone has a vision and you really want to let the visions shine through. I think the characters are iconic enough."

"There's been discussions over the years for [a crossover between the shows and the movies], obviously," he went on. "You never say never. Maybe one day we'll link a show to a film if it makes sense, but the creative process we're going through right now is to let the stuff live and breathe and be its own thing and own it."

The idea of letting each project stand alone was one that came up more than once, with Johns saying that DC doesn't "want to be policemen" on its film or television properties. "The last thing in the world that we want to do is say no to something," he said. "The best thing we can do is work with the producers and try to be additive and collaborative and try to figure out how to expand it."

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