Arrowverse – the creator sums up his work on the universe. Wasted his time?
The Arrowverse was once a television-unique crossover universe with DC superheroes. Many titles intertwined – Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Batwoman. But everything has a beginning and an end, and so will the Arrowverse soon. The CW station slowly began to withdraw from its productions, and soon viewers will see the last, 9th season of the series The Flash. Although the Arrowverse still has its loyal and die-hard fans to this day, not everyone has been equally satisfied working on this project for over a decade.
Mark Guggenheim in a new post on his website, he wrote that he couldn’t help feeling that he had wasted his time working on many of The CW’s superhero series. Guggenheim worked as a writer and producer Arrowand then contributed as a writer and executive producer to other projects (including Legends of tomorrow and Supergirl). The creator mentions, among other things, that when The CW crossover titled Crisis on Infinite Earths, his friend stated that “the phone will keep ringing” congratulating him. Despite expectations, the phone did not ring at all.
For the creator, that event was not only a job of passion and love, but it was also a production challenge in every respect, requiring him to launch an extraordinary amount of contacts, burn bridges, and even shell out an extra ten thousand dollars from his own pocket to close the project. However, he is proud of it, because the Arrowverse opened up to the concept of a multiverse much earlier than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was also happy with all the comments from the fans, a lot of those events were discussed on Twitter, memes were created and talked about in the network space.
He adds that while working on these series, they always reminded themselves that the opposite of love is not hate, but apathy, and no matter what, this feeling was never there. However, he bluntly stated that “on a career level”, he wasted his time on the Arrowverse.
And then there were a few other things that basically boiled down to me lamenting that while working for DC was creatively rewarding, it came with a lot of setbacks, challenges, and personal sacrifices – none of which seemed to pay off. spends, professional benefits.” To put it bluntly, the Arrowverse hasn’t led to any other interesting projects, so I feel – at least on a career level – that I really wasted my time.
Arrowverse from The CW was initially a curiosity, then a lot of viewers followed this universe, but over time this number decreased and only the persistent remained. You can laugh at the Arrowverse, but knowing it’s coming to an end feels like a big piece of cable TV history is coming to an end.