/arrow-flash-characters-dc-comics-tv-spinoff/Yesterday, it was announced that The CW is planning an Arrow/Flash Spinoff that will utilize characters from both shows. It is now being speculated that the network is finally bringing together their own long-promised version of the Justice League, with Arrow and The Flash recurring characters Atom, played by Brandon Routh, and Firestorm, portrayed by Victor Garber to lead the team. Also a part of this new team is Caity Lotz as Black Canary and Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold. But that's not all! There will also be three more superheroes added to the mix, all based on popular DC Comics characters that have never been seen on TV before.

Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim are developing this new show, which The CW's Mark Pedowitz briefly hinted at during the TCA Winter Tour last month. And it was back in September of last year that Stephen Amell teased a TV version of Justice League, claiming that Arrow was being used to set this up:

"We are creating a Justice League on TV for us. I don't think there is a logistical reality to us participating in the feature side. That being said, I never wanted to have to feel like the show was justified, just because we participated in the movie. I don't think my character would participate on the cinematic side. What's that saying? Is it six seasons and a movie? Our show right now has me, Arsenal, Flash. There's going to be Firestorm and Atom. The Justice League elements of it are very present on our shows ['Arrow and The Flash] already."

Does this mean that the just announced Arrow/Flash Spinoff is going to be called Justice League? While there is a big screen Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2 already in the works, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice setting up the team, its been widely reported in recent months that the DC Cinematic Universe is not tied to the TV Universe, and that they exist on separate planes of reality, meaning it would take a wormhole for the two different universes to crossover. And on the movie side of things, Ezra Miller is playing The Flash, though it is not known if he will be playing Barry Allen or a different iteration of the character.

Last night's report claims that, since Caity Lotz's Sara Lance was killed earlier this season on Arrow, she may reemerge as a different superhero. There's also the possibility for other Arrow and The Flash characters to cross over into this spinoff. The project will not be a part of the network's traditional pilot cycle, and there is talk that CW could give it a straight-to-series order, debuting in midseason next year. Since this is a crossover, its possible that Arrow and The Flash could be on-call members of Justice League, making appearances throughout the show's run. What do you think? Is The CW getting ready to launch its own TV version of Justice League?

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