June 1, 2016


'Arrow' Star Willa Holland Blasts DC Comics for 'Suicide Squad' Plans

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At the UK edition of Comic Con last weekend, Arrow star Willa Holland voiced concerns over DC Comics' decision to keep its film and television branches separate. The CW actress noted DC's forthcoming Suicide Squad film as one of the prime reasons for her discontent. 

DC isn't letting certain Arrow characters appear in Suicide Squad—or any other movie for that matter—and is instead scrubbing them from the show. This side of the company arrangement doesn't sit well with Holland. 

She told The Mirror

"When DC found out they were going to be doing their own movie we had to axe all of the characters before we even got to show them...Once they said no, you can't really fight against them for it, because they are the people that gave us a job in the first place. You just have to sit there on your hands, like okay, I get it!"

She also lamented DC's plans for Grant Gustin, who appeared in episodes of Arrow and starred in the first season of CW's The Flash. The franchise intends to cast Ezra Miller to star in a forthcoming The Flash film, potentially creating a weird overlap for fans accustomed to seeing Gustin on the TV series. "Basically you're giving the world two different Flashes all of a sudden," Holland said. 

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