Marc Guggenheim has spent years developing the Arrowverse alongside Greg Berlanti , for the television side of the DC multiverse.
Yet when James Gunn and Peter Safran took over the reins of DC Studios and announced the plan for the next few years, Guggenheim didn’t even deign a phone call, and he didn’t like it.
In his Legal Dispatch newsletter, Guggenheim wrote that he wasn’t expecting a job, but at least a meeting:
A meeting. A conversation. A small acknowledgment of the ways I’d attempted to contribute to the great picture of the DC Universe. I had only spent nine years slaving away for the cause, after all.
As creatively satisfying as working for DC has been, it hasn’t been without adversity, challenge, and personal sacrifice — none of which seem to have resulted in any professional benefit. Simply put, the Arrowverse hasn’t brought me any other work, so I feel – at least career-wise – that I really wasted my time.
Marc Guggenheim was one of the creators of the television mega-event Crisis on Infinite Earths , which brought together all the heroes of the Arrowverse and also managed the feat of throwing into the fray film and television versions of heroes outside of The CW series, such as Ezra Miller ‘s Flash . An achievement that should have some value, in this era increasingly oriented towards comic multiverses. But, evidentlly, Gunn and Safran don’t feel the same way, and their policy of almost clean cut with the DC past will continue to reap victims and cause bad moods.