Although DCEU is struggling to get its place in big screen, DC’s arrow-verse shows are becoming increasingly popular. As the annual crossover episodes came out shortly after the release of Justice League, the event, Crisis On Earth-X ultimately drew comparison between two different pieces. While Justice League was panned by critics, Crisis On Earth-X became pretty popular among viewers and critics alike. Interestingly, Marc Guggenheim recently revealed that the whole crossover episodes were nearly got released as a seamless movie.
Recently, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow creator revealed on Twitter that although the studio had plans to release the episodes as a full movie, it never happened due to the union rules regarding credit. He sent out following tweet regarding the news.
I tried to get this released as a single, seamless — no act breaks — “movie.” Maybe even with new material. What stopped us? Ironically, union rules regarding credit. https://t.co/FaYGkvwGxk
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) January 12, 2018
While a movie without any act breaks would certainly require a bigger commitment from fans, given that the whole event attracted such high level of praise, it would be interesting to see how the cut looked like.
While you might think that in future we might get something similar, as Guggenheim pointed out, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon. However, given that most of the fans are well aware of events from all of the four shows, chances are, lack of seamless movie won’t hurt the viewing experience at the moment. All of the Arrow-verse shows are set to return with new episodes next week after explosive mid-season finales.