When it comes to the Arrowverse, you can never truly know what they'll throw in next. It seems as though they're always claiming that we'll never see a character and then that character randomly show up. Meanwhile, there are characters who would be perfect but who we end up never seeing. On top of this, the multiple universes in DC allow them to have multiple shows on multiple networks not connected. Even unconnected movies going on at the same time. None have to be connected, which can get a bit annoying.
The CW Arrowverse is pretty big, and fans love the shows within it. From Arrow to The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and now Supergirl... we're seeing amazing storylines from the writers every year. Each show continues to thrive, but the question ultimately will be: which hero or villain will DC go after next for the series?
It does not matter who it is, but we need to see someone new pop up every year to make us all gasp or talk. The issue is, we do not know who it will be sometimes. Meanwhile, rumors spread and they catch on like wildfire, pushing for people to talk. Some of the rumors can be fake, while others are real. DC is very tight-lipped when it comes to their shows, and it's hard to get real news.
However, we've been able to uncover some rumors that hold up pretty well. Sadly, there are characters that we shall never see in the Arrowverse. The question is, who are they? You'll have to read our list to find out. Here are 8 DC characters rumored to be part of the Arrowverse, as well as the 8 who definitely won't be.
16 Doomsday - Won't Be In The Arrowverse
Overall, he's tough to kill. It makes him one of the most dominate villains in all of DC. So why not add him to Supergirl? For that very reason. Supergirl and Doomsday rarely crossed paths in the comics. She was only around him when Superman was, for the most part at least. Supergirl has her own villains similar enough to Doomsday to make her show fine enough without him. He's more of a movie villain due to his massive popularity as power-set. He certainly does not make sense for any other show for the Arrowverse either. We should not expect to see him. Plus Reign is more than capable of being an equal.
15 Dick Grayson/Nightwing - We're Definitely Going To See Him
From Nightwing to Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy. We can expect a murderer's row of amazing side-kick types. Arrowverse has consistently referenced Bludhaven, the home city that Nightwing protects when he leaves Gotham. Mostly, Sarah Lance has been there "with a friend" most of the time. It is likely she has been working with Dick Grayson. Interestingly, TNT is owned by Warner Brothers, which means a crossover between the shows would be easier than it was with CBS. It would even be able to remain inside the Arrowverse's Earth-1 due to this. There's a need for publicity, and adding the Teen Titans to a random Arrowverse show could be amazing, and we're likely seeing it.
14 Green Lantern - Not Coming To The Arrowverse
While seeing any of them would be great, there's not a need. Plus the CGI behind it would be insane to deal with. Think of all one would have to animate for just a couple scenes in post. In a cartoon, that is one thing. We could see him on the CW Seed area. However, seeing a live action version? That seems more like a movie role. While his home area of Coast City is in the universe, we likely won't see a Hal Jordan show up nor a John Stewart. Unless it is just them without powers. Hal WAS a pilot, of course.
13 Booster Gold - Oh We're Gonna See This Guy
Yet he's so interesting despite it. He time-travels often and has been part of the Time Masters. He has often worked with Rip Hunter due to all of this. Some refer to him to as DC's version of Cable, just due to all he brings to the table. Which is nice, but he's not quite as cool. Yet he can do so much like fly, use energy protection, and has quantum energy physiology, on top of other interesting abilities. All of this makes him one of the better time travellers for the DC universe. It would not be shocking for Booster to come in from another universe to visit his old pal, Rip. Meanwhile, join the Legends or be a thorn in their side. He's been rumored for quite some time, so we should expect him to be around eventually.
12 The Joker - We Won't Be Seeing Him In The Arrowverse
It would be wonderful to use Joker due to all he provides. However, you need perfect acting to make him happen and you need perfect everything for him to be there. He's literal chaos in a box and he's never going to be killed, yet still remain a constant issue. So if Joker ever showed up, he could never be removed, and people are already getting tired of seeing the same guys showing up in the Arrowverse villain log consistently.
11 Cheetah - We Should Be Seeing Her In The Arrowverse
With some members gone, it made sense to recruit others in their place. Cheetah is a villain of many skills, and having her help the squad would make sense. We could even see a situation where she joins a team against the Legends or Team Arrow. There's a lot of ways to use her, and the best part is that make-up is the most expensive thing you may use for her. She does not require much on the CGI front, which makes her an easy one to bring on board over others who require more. Plus, she's one of the favorites in the villain category, and she could use more exposure.
10 Swamp Thing - We Won't Be Seeing Him
Swamp Thing would have to be a rare character used off and on for him to mean anything, which is hard to accomplish. If Poison Ivy were to be used and a character needs to be found to help stop her, it is likely we could see Swamp Thing show up then. However, it is tough to manage when he's too cool not to use but so incredibly difficult to do anything with of significant value. Plus his power is so overly strong that stopping him as a hero or villain would be pointless. So, how is there a fight worth something there? We need conflict in TV shows to make a character work. If there isn't any, what's the point?
9 Poison Ivy - We'll Be Seeing Her
She is all about the Earth and making sure she is well taken care of. The issue is that it could be harmed by the Legends, Flash, or someone else. She would be more than willing to take them out to protect it. However, she is also on the side of good when it benefits the Earth. Her ability to go back and forth, yet always with the same mission, makes her an easy character to use. Plus, with Bird of Prey being a movie DC wants to make, putting Ivy on screen for a bit before a kill-off would be a nice promotion for the character.
8 Red Hood/Jason Todd - Not Coming To The Arrowverse
It makes sense to assume he'll be back, and a Red Hood jump for him would not be a shock to see. However, Jason Todd is the man we credit most with this role and he cannot show up here. This is mainly because Batman will likely encounter Todd in the next Batman movie. So the Arrowverse could not use the Red Hood character in any way until that movie is over. Even then, they would avoid it for a long time. This is why the Red Hood, while a terrific and easy character to add, could not in the universe.
7 Batman - He's Coming To The Arrowverse
Disney is getting ready to buy 20th Century FOX soon, which will bring all of the shows along with it since they're all involved in the same area. Warner Bros. would likely want to get Gotham away from the now Disney owned product.
This means that Gotham may end up moving to The CW next season, since the show is still popular among fans. It would then allow us to see Bruce Wayne, the younger version, in the Arrowverse. This also would allow a sea of other villains to come over, like Poison Ivy, Riddler, and so many more.
6 Wonder Woman - Will Not Be Seen In The Arrowverse
For Warner Bros. to allow another Wonder Woman on the small screen, it would take the character bombing at the box office and needing extra attention. That is the last thing Wonder Woman has to have right now, as Gal has done an amazing job. We're most likely able to see characters from the Wonder Woman universe show up, but the Princess herself? That is simply not likely, despite how awesome it would be. The island was just another Easter Egg for fans to love seeing, yet DC and Warner Bros. have no plans to use Wonder Woman in the Arrowverse, at any point, right now.
5 Scarecrow - Could Be Coming To The Arrowverse
For all he knows, Arrow could be fighting a janitor rather than Scarecrow. The original Scarecrow, Dr. Jonathan Crane, has not been used. While the mask sort of was and a fear gas, as well as other drugs similar to things we see him use, Scarecrow is an easy guy to bring on board. The very reason is that he requires practically no CGI, and you can easily have him as a throw-in villain or main villain throughout the world. We could see him show up in Legends of Tomorrow, Flash, or Arrow. There is no restriction. He's endless.
4 Shazam - We Won't Be Seeing Him In The Arrowverse
Spoiler alert, Shazam is sort of seen in the new Justice League movie and has one of his own coming. Black Adam will also see his own. So neither man makes sense to see outside of a movie. While Billy Batson would be a nice Easter Egg to throw into a show just for fun, we should not expect the great Shazam to come down at any point to the small screen. It would be amazing, and there's no telling what he could do to impress the world....but we're not seeing it happen.
3 The Question - He's Coming To The Arrowverse
He does not require much from the universe, and he's actually very possible. His hometown of Hub City was visited by Green Arrow before Flashpoint. We came across Erin Fortuna, a friend of John Constantine's. Roy Harper has been living here and both Ray Palmer and Kendra Saunders once resided in the city as well. To say The Question could be randomly involved in the Arrowverse is not even questionable... it's a simple reality that we'll see him. He's been rumored since Arrow visited the city. Theoretically, he could be called upon at any point.
2 Harley Quinn - No More Than We Already Have Seen Her
While multiple people from the squad were in it, like Deadshot, there were others who were not in the original. The plan was for them to stick around when the next version comes about. Margot Robbie is signed for other productions involving the character whom she brilliantly played. Another Suicide Squad movie is coming and Birds of Prey is expected as well. Due to all of this, Harley is likely to never appear in the Arrowverse again, in any way, as she is going to be heavily used in movie form for quite some time.
1 Static Shock - Likely Coming To The Arrowverse
While neither are related in the universe, it is likely that due to Black Lightning showing up, Static comes into the world somehow as a bridge to bring the two world together. This has happened many times in the comic world, so it would not go unnoticed. One would conclude that we will see him show up in Black Lightning, but it could be that he comes in a Season 2 version of the show. Mainly to give BL a little breathing room to get over with fans first, before Static overshadows him. Static simply is too popular to just throw in right away.