The CW Confirms Talks on ‘Atom’ as New Member of DC Comics TV Series
As their “Arrow” and “The Flash” series garnered quite an interested audience, The CW announces plans on making another superhero series from a DC Comics character. Who could it be this time around?
On Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour 2015, Executive Producer Greg Berlanti, along with Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, announced that they have started on early discussions regarding using DC Comics’ “Atom” as the lead character in a new spin-off for The CW’s “Arrow,” alongside “The Flash.”
Atom is a superhero with the ability to increase or decrease his own size or of any object that he can use at his advantage. His alter ego, Ray Palmer, works as a physicist/inventor.
Last July 2014, The CW announced that Ray Palmer will become a recurring character in the third season of “Arrow,” which is currently portrayed by Brandon Routh, who had enough superhero experience. Thanks to his playing Superman in the 2006 movie “Superman Returns.” It was revealed that Palmer is the new owner of Queen Consolidated and apparently has some ideas with regards to its Applied Sciences Division.
When asked on his ideas on the possibility of leading his own series, Routh said he’s really into the idea.
“When [the Palmer role in ‘Arrow’] was proposed, I was hesitant to step into DC world again. I never thought it would happen and that I would play, in my mind, a pivotal character. It’s been nothing but an amazing experience,” he explained on E! News.
Apparently, since work on the idea is still being worked out, no further details were given away regarding the topic. Although, in response to a question on why there have been emerging TV shows on superheroes, Kreisberg pointed out that digital advancements in special effects that are in par with feature films can now be applied on TV.
Could we take this as a hint that we will be expecting more of our favorite superheroes on TV soon? Only time will tell.
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