Warning: This post will contain spoilers from CW’s Arrow and The Flash shows. Now that we’ve cleared that up, the news from Deadline is that a spinoff is in the works, with some of both shows’ favourite characters getting their own time in the limelight.
Top of the list is ex-Superman Brandon Routh, who, as billionaire inventor Ray Palmer, finally made his appearance as the Atom AFTER hot sex with Felicity Smoak. Life is unfair. #Raylicity has shipped. Deal with it, Ollie.
Deadline also name-dropped Victor Garber, one half (the older half) of Firestorm, Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold, as well as Caity Lotz, who as some of you might already know, played the original Canary Sara Lance from the League of Assassins on the Arrow series.
And she also happens to be dead, which is why her sister Laurel is currently trying to be her (sorry Katie Cassidy, but you’re really #NotMyBlackCanary).
While this might present a bit of a problem, the latest Arrow episode, Nanda Parbat, gave us a glimpse into something most fans have been talking about for a while – the Lazarus Pit of Ra’s al Ghul.
With Ra’s’ daughter Nyssa still quite madly in love with Sara, it seems plausible that they might use that as a plot device. Or she could be playing a different character, shrugs. And they might have separated Garber’s Dr Stein from Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond by then.
Needless to say, it’s still in development, but if CW can pull this off it’ll give us a very interesting scenario.
The network is essentially building its own Justice League, and with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being delayed to 2016 and the Justice League movie only due in 2017, CW’s universe will definitely be the more established one.
You’d think DC would’ve learnt something from their comics, and from Marvel’s juggernaut of films/TV shows that all follow the same continuity, instead of allowing multiple instances of the same heroes/villains to be out there and possibly leading to confusion for the fans.
Still, as a fan of both CW’s Arrow and The Flash shows, I can’t wait for this one. Though the tough question would be: who gets Felicity Smoak as a main cast member?
What do you think of such a spinoff series? Would you watch it?