While we still have a few months to go before the first superhero movie of 2015, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, fans can get their fix on the small screen tonight with the premiere of ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter, and later this month with the return of DC Comics shows Arrow and The Flash. With the growing popularity of the superhero genre in both film and television, some fans are wondering if it would ever be possible for both the Marvel and DC TV universes to cross over on the small screen. While this crossover is highly unlikely, given the network and studio logistics needed to be worked out, Arrow producer Marc Guggenheim and his wife, Marvel's Agent Carter producer Tara Butters, revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that they would be up for the challenge. Here's what Marc Guggenheim had to say about the possibility of an Arrow and Marvel's Agent Carter crossover.
"I would love to. I always love a challenge. I love doing something crazy outside the box. I think part of the challenge is the time, but also making the two tones work. It's like super challenging."
Marc Guggenheim's wife Tara Butters added that she would love to see Marvel's Agent Carter's Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) interact with Arrow's Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), because she thinks Peggy would be Oliver's greatest adversary.
"It would be interesting to see Hayley Atwell and Stephen Amell in scenes together because in some ways she would be his most formidable foil. Because I feel like he wouldn't know what to do with her. And she would not have any time for his broodiness."
"Look, she was dating Captain America! I don't think he has the pecs for it!"
Naturally, even if this crossover were to happen, it would still be several years away, especially since Marvel's Agent Carter hasn't even debuted yet, and it remains to be seen how the show will be received by the fans. However, Marc Guggenheim added that he would like one of DC's most popular big screen superheroes to make an appearance in Arrow, Batman.
"At the end of the day it'd be so awesome to have Batman on the show. That'd be really cool. I don't think that will be happening anytime soon, but you never know... one day."
CLICK HERE for the full interview between Marc Guggenheim, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Marvel's Agent Carter debuts tonight, January 6, on ABC. The Flash returns from its holiday break Tuesday, January 20, with Arrow returning the next day on Wednesday, January 21.