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ARROW & FLASH Get A Spinoff, But Not the One You Think

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Deadline is reporting that the CW Network is eyeing another spinoff from the Arrow/Flash universe, but it’s not Firestorm. Yet.

As far back as the winter press tour for the Television Critics Association, network president Mark Pedowitz was on record with word that the CW was looking to develop a series centered around Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer/Atom character, currently residing on Arrow. This could very well be that project, although the other members of the cast may give one pause to wonder just what kind of show this will be. Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim are all on board, and the show is looking to start next season.

Besides Routh, the other characters in the show would be Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), and … Sara Lance (Caity Lotz)?

Given that Sara Lance is dead, the question then becomes whether Lotz would be playing a different character. The fact that Sara has been dead — and buried — long enough to make using the Lazarus Pit an iffy prospect may put a kink in that plan, too. Unless a long-dead Sara revived by the Pit becomes the half-crazed partner for Captain Cold? Takes over the League of Assassins in the same way Black Canary did in the Future’s End comics recently published by DC?

The Deadline report says this will be a team-up show, only the next “team-up” we were expecting would have been Stein and Ronnie Raymond in their Firestorm guise. Only if this show has only the Stein half of that duo, does it mean they’ve managed to separate and now Ronnie is in the Firestorm matrix with Jason Rusch? Perhaps Stein is consulting for the team, which will consist of Atom partnering up with various heroes as needed?

Also mentioned is the inclusion of three additional DC Comics characters who have never appeared in a TV series. Start speculating now.

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Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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