The CW’s Arrow may soon be having its second spin-off, following The Flash. It will be based on Brandon Routh’s character as The Atom.
The CW’s President, Mark Pedowitz, has released lots of big announcements– the premiere date for iZombie, a renewal for The Flash and Arrow and about the plans of having a second Arrow spin-off.
He told Entertainment Weekly, “You’d have to be judicious. Could there be another hour in that universe? Possibly. That’s why we’re in preliminary discussion. Arrow has to stand on its own legs.”
The executive producer of the show, Greg Berlanti, was also asked about having a spin-off for Brandon Routh’s character as Ray Palmer or The Atom. He just replied, “We’re in very early talks in a very general idea that we haven’t gone deeper on yet.”
“We just love this universe and we want to keep growing it. We are trying to do more of what we enjoy, and it’s true: the shows are plentiful with characters and storylines. There’s a region of the universe that we felt like we haven’t dealt with yet that we’d like to deal with,” he added.
IGN got the chance to speak with the Routh himself, to which he just replied:
“With any character you bring on this show that’s a possibility, depending on how the fans react and the character is received and developed. You know they’ve shown with The Flash that just being a part of Arrow that it can work. It’s exciting. The sky’s the limit. DC and The CW have done a great job with the two shows and the platforms in terms being their own entities. What the future holds, who knows? But anything is a possibility.”
Routh first appeared as Ray Palmer in the 3rd Season premiere of Arrow. He has played an important role in the lives of many characters, which includes having a romantic affair with Felicity. He also bought Oliver’s company, Queen Consolidated.
Watch The Atom in The CW’s Arrow: