Fans of Arrow have been hearing references to Bludhaven, the Gotham suburb that Nightwing protects, for a while. But you won’t ever hear the name “Gotham” or “Metropolis” named in either of the two “Arrowverse” shows.
This weekend the CW held a special screening of the upcoming Arrow/Flash crossover event, and ComicBook.com has a quote from Andrew Kreisberg that explains what they can’t use in either series:
â€œThere are things we can do, and there are things we can’t,â€ said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. â€œI’m a huge fan of Nightwing. But there are cities we can use, and then there’s everything else. You won’t be hearing Gotham or Metropolis on the show anytime soon.â€
As Fox has their crappy Gotham series, and CBS has Supergirl coming next year, this isn’t a huge surprise. But it does almost seem as limiting as what Marvel has in the movies in that things such as “Mutant” is off-limits.