The creator of the Arrowverse, cheers on the new DC Universe, saying, ''I hope it will be a success'' - ''I'll do anything I can to help''

Greg Berlanti, the creator of the Arrowverse, looked back on the universe that has lasted for over 10 years with emotion and cheered on the new DC Universe led by James Gunn, saying, "I hope it will be a success."

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The Arrowverse is a series of dramas based on DC Comics that have been developed in the same worldview. Starting with "Arrow," which began broadcasting on the CW in the United States in 2012, it has produced spinoffs such as "The Flash," "Legends of Tomorrow," "Supergirl," "Batwoman," and "Superman & Lois," and has gained many fans. However, the universe will come to an end in 2023 with season 9 of "The Flash." In the same year, James Gunn and Peter Safran reset the entire DC studio at DC Studios and announced the first chapter of the new DC Universe (DCU), "Gods and Monsters." The plan is to build a new universe from scratch, just like Berlanti did with the Arrowverse.

In an interview with Berlanti on, he was asked, "What if James (Gunn) asked you to participate as a consultant on future projects?" Berlanti said, "I want them to be successful, just like him. I'll do anything to help someone," and revealed that he has fulfilled his role in the DC works. "But for us, it was really a Camelot time. We were able to create all the works with those characters for 10 years. Our first tenet was to make the characters more valuable than they were when we put them back on the shelf. That way people will be interested in their stories. So I fulfilled that role, and I feel that (Arrowverse) was a really special moment in my creative life."

As for his achievements in the Arrowverse, he made the big crossovers between the dramas a reality. Berlanti recalled the many discussions they had about how to do a crossover, saying, "How do we do it? Everyone says we can't do it, but what if we could?" and said, "I don't think we'll ever be able to recreate that experience again." Incidentally, the first live-action characters in the Arrowverse, Mister Terrific, and Hawkgirl, made their live-action screen debut in the first film of the new DC Universe, Superman. Berlanti is not involved with the new DC studio, but it could be said that the success of the Arrowverse has influenced the new work.