It looks like a certain team of superheroes is coming to the CW soon, and it’s going to be huge.
Deadline broke the news that the television network is teaming up with “Arrow” creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim for a potential new “Arrow/”The Flash” spinoff series. The network is eyeing to feature several fan-favourite recurring DC Comics characters from “Arrow” and “The Flash” including Captain Cold, Atom, Firestorm, and Black Canary.
(This article may contain potential spoilers)
The creators are working with Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Production for the spinoff, which is not going to be part of the current pilot cycle. Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Victor Garber, and Caity Lotz are expected to reprise their recurring roles.
Best known for his role in “Superman Returns, Brandon Routh appears in “Arrow” as Ray Palmer (a.k.a. The Atom), a young businessman and the CEO of Palmer Technologies. Just like Marvel‘s “Ant-Man“, the comic book version of Palmer is a physics professor who developed an equipment to “shrink himself down to subatomic levels while maintaining regular mass”. It was earlier reported that CW is planning to develop a spinoff featuring The Atom but it is unclear whether the spinoff will emerge with the potential new series instead.
Victor Garber will reprise his role from “The Flash” as Dr. Martin Stein, a scientist from S.T.A.R. Labs. He is one half of a superhero entity named Firestorm as his body merged with Ronnie Raymond’s (played by Robbie Amell) disembodied essence during the particle accelerator explosion. His co-star in “The Flash”, Wentworth Miller will also reprise his role as Leonard Snart a.k.a. Captain Cold, a villain who teamed up with Heat Wave (played by Miller’s “Prison Break” co-star Dominic Purcell).
Although Caity Lotz is expected to appear in the series, it is unclear how the creators will bring her back into the project since her character Sara Lance/Black Canary died in the Season 3 premiere of “Arrow”. Her crime-fighting alter ego has been assumed by Laurel Lance (played by Katie Cassidy), Sara Lance’s sister.
A total of 3 DC Comics characters who have yet to make their debuts on “The Flash” or “Arrow” will be included in the spinoff but their identities remain a mystery. Berlanti, Kreisberg, Guggenheim, and Sarah Schechter, the team behind CBS’s upcoming “Supergirl” series, would serve as the executive producer.
So, which DC Comics characters do you think will make their debut in the spinoff series? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.