Arrow-Flash Spin-Off: Three New Villains from the DCU to Debut!

Arrow-Flash spin-off show to debut three never before used villains from the DC Comics Universe!

The still to be named Arrow-Flash spin-off show from Executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim is creating a lot of buzz among fans!

The show will apparently have heroes from the Arrow-Flash series come together to form a team. The team line-up so far, includes Ray Palmer-Atom (Brandon Routh), Prof. Martin Stein-Firestorm (Victor Garber), Sara Lance-Black Canary (Caity Lotz), and three new heroes yet to be revealed! Wentworth Miller will reprise his role as Leonard Snart-Cold and appear in the first episode. Early speculation had Cold joining the team, but recently it was revealed that his partner in crime Mick Rory-Heatwave (Dominic Purcell) would join him on the show, which makes it unlikely. The show seems to be heading towards a team of Atom, Black Canary (though Lance may pick up a new power and/or name) and three new heroes with Prof. Stein (only half of the hero Firestorm) in an advisory role. Cold and Heatwave teamed with three new villains would make for some great five on five action!

Executive producer Greg Berlanti had this to say about the three new villains:

“In picking them, it was very much about picking, ‘who are some of the most popular characters we’ve created?’ and also, tonally, who went with who? How disparate could we make it? And we’re also introducing these three new characters that we’re casting right now … I think it’s really important that we have another female hero on the show, and this one is really exciting. I can’t wait for people to find out — we just have to cast it right, as always. And then you want that Rat Pack-y kind of vibe of all this crew hanging out, as disparate and as different as they are.”


Berlanti told Variety that the new show is designed to be…

“most similar to our crossover episodes, where you feel that ‘event-iness,’ but all the time.”


At Paleyfest Bertlanti revealed:

“For us, first and foremost, with all of [our shows], it’s about ‘how is it its own thing?’ Because we don’t just want to do it to do it,” “Some people do that and then they’re three episodes in, thinking, ‘Why did we do this?’ So for me, I compare the shows to old Westerns; we have a lot of lone gunmen and sheriffs in town, and this one is very much an ode to things like ‘The Magnificent Seven’ or those great heist pics like ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ where you get all of those colors at the same time, and a true ensemble, and that was the fun of it.”


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source: variety, Io9

Thomas ODonnell

Thomas ODonnell

My love of comics started at the age of 5, when visions of mythic beings fought their way across my TV screen. Batman '66, Super Friends, Wonder Woman, and Superman '78 filled my early childhood with imagination and adventure. Soon enough I found the spinner rack! Batman, Justice League and DC's Who's Who kept me coming back for more. I've seen the death of hope, justice broken, a light extinguished, and a universe torn! A kingdom come, the lightning return, a triumph of evil and a multiverse reborn!