When Warner Brothers announced their DC Cinematic Universe plans, Marvel went and made an ass out of themselves by criticizing DC’s decision to have separate TV and movie universes. I guess Marvel isn’t aware that the “Multiverse” is a long-running tradition in DC Comics, and Geoff Johns confirmed to Buzzfeed that the DC film and television universes do co-exist:
â€œWell, Arrow and Flash are the same universe, and we get a lot of great story out of that â€” especially when we have episodes that cross them over, but thatâ€™s also where our superhero universe lives. We look at it as the multiverse. We have our TV universe and our film universe, but they all co-exist. For us, creatively, itâ€™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. I like [Marvelâ€™s Agents of] S.H.I.E.L.D. a lot. I love what Marvel does. Iâ€™m a huge fan. Itâ€™s just a different approach â€¦ You have to have conversations about whatâ€™s happening in TV and film between everybody because you donâ€™t want to do the same thing. Thatâ€™s super, super important.â€
Could this mean we may see a “Crisis” style crossover someday? The pilot episode of The Flash certainly hinted at some kind of crisis in the future for those characters, and with the Multiverse existing…it’s definitely possible.