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Old 08-03-2018, 04:03 PM   #351
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the first maybe four seasons were great. Plus, we got four more superhero shows out of it

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Old 08-04-2018, 09:19 PM   #352
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I’d say when it was good, it was great (seasons 1,2,5, and half of 6). When it was bad it was awful (seasons 3,4 and half of 6)

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Anyone recall why did they Green Arrow as a tv series? I remember reading it was a cheaper option than doing a Batman series (back in 2012). or maybe it was that DC allowed them to have the rights of GA.

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Old 08-05-2018, 09:02 PM   #354
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Basically. Smallville set up Green Arrow for a future audience and turning him into a rip off of Batman was perfect.

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Anyone recall why did they Green Arrow as a tv series? I remember reading it was a cheaper option than doing a Batman series (back in 2012). or maybe it was that DC allowed them to have the rights of GA.
I thought it was that they basically wanted to do a Batman series but he wasn't available to them so they went with Green Arrow as a stand-in.

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Basically. Smallville set up Green Arrow for a future audience and turning him into a rip off of Batman was perfect.
Was there ever any talk of a Green Arrow direct spin-off series from Smallville?

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Basically. Smallville set up Green Arrow for a future audience and turning him into a rip off of Batman was perfect.
I figured that, but wasn't so sure. I barely knew of him besides season 6/7 of Smallville and the old Superfriends series.

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Old 08-05-2018, 09:11 PM   #358
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Was there ever any talk of a Green Arrow direct spin-off series from Smallville?
I wanna say Yes; I just never understood why they didn't keep the same guy from that show. He's now on "This Is Us".

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I wanna say Yes; I just never understood why they didn't keep the same guy from that show. He's now on "This Is Us".
Okay, that's interesting.

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I think they wanted to go a different route with the character and Smallville already brought in so many established characters.

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Oh, okay

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I never paid a lot of attention to Smallville but I do know they set up a lot of potential spinoffs that went nowhere. Aquaman was another. They filmed a pilot for that and everything. I think Flash at one point was in consideration. And I think there was at least one more spinoff idea but obviously in the end they decided to ditch all of that and start fresh with Arrow.

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Ironically Justin Hartley who played Aqauman on the pilot would later on play Green Arrow on Smallville. The interesting thing was Aquaman was supposed to be its own thing and not part of the Smallville universe. I do sometimes wonder what would have happened if Aquaman was successful.. perhaps we have gotten a Wonder Woman show.

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I think they wanted to go a different route with the character and Smallville already brought in so many established characters.
Makes sense. I remember thinking that guy was taller than Clark on the show. It was distracting sometimes since Clark was usually the biggest guy every episode.

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I never paid a lot of attention to Smallville but I do know they set up a lot of potential spinoffs that went nowhere. Aquaman was another. They filmed a pilot for that and everything. I think Flash at one point was in consideration. And I think there was at least one more spinoff idea but obviously in the end they decided to ditch all of that and start fresh with Arrow.
It's quite telling that in 10 years of Smallville, they weren't able to do a spin-off. Birds of Prey was a similar show but wasn't in the same universe. And only last half a season. Now, we have a spin-off every season being released.

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