Arrow and Flash Are Banned From Using \’Gotham\’ or \’Metropolis\’


the-flash-arrowFans 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 has a quote from Andrew Kreisberg that explains what they can’t use in either series:

“There are things we can do, and there are things we can’t,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “I’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.”

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.