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Poll: Which DC superheroes do you want to see on an 'Arrow'/'Flash' spinoff?

News broke earlier today that The CW is planning on releasing another DC Comics based superhero show. This show, if it goes to series, will take place in the same universe as Arrow and The Flash. That means that actors and characters we have seen on those two shows could cross over to the new drama.

Deadline reported earlier today that three initial characters are being eyed for the series: Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh), Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), and Professor Martin Stein/Firestorm (Victor Garber). Caity Lotz, who previously played Sara Lance/Black Canary on Arrow, is also rumored for the project.

Ray Palmer The Atom Ray Palmer/The Atom

Ray Palmer made his first appearance on Arrow in the opening of season three. Ray swooped in to buy Queen Consolidated in the aftermath of Slade Wilson’s rampage and Moira Queen’s death. He has been running the company and working on a top-secret suit called the A.T.O.M. This week we finally got to see the suit in action, as Ray finished the design and jetted off to fly around Starling City. Fans of the show may have noticed a new theme song playing whenever Ray was on screen. Arrow composer Blake Neely gave another Arrow spinoff hero his own theme music: Barry Allen/The Flash. The Flash’s theme can be heard in Barry Allen’s first appearance on Arrow in season two. Could Ray Palmer’s presence on Arrow be the setup for his own show?

 Captain Cold Leonard SnartLeonard Snart/Captain Cold

Leonard Start got his code name “Captain Cold” from Cisco, when Snart stole the S.T.A.R. labs’ freeze gun. Since his introduction to The Flash, he has been a formidable villain against Barry Allen. Snart teamed up with Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) to bring down Barry, but was unsuccessful. In the comics, these villains are part of a group called the Rogues, which also includes Pied Piper, Golden Glider, Mirror Master, the Trickster, Weather Wizard, Captain Boomerang, the Top, and Abra Kadabra. Many of these characters have already debuted on The Flash and could easily cross over to this new show.

Firestorm Martin SteinProfessor Martin Stein/Firestorm

Firestorm blazed onto The Flash a few weeks ago, teasing the dual personalities of Professor Martin Stein and Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell). In “Fallout,” Ronnie and Professor Stein were able to separate, but they decided to merge again to learn more about the F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. matrix. Fans of The Flash loved seeing this iconic DC superhero on screen and would welcome him (them) back. If Professor Stein is going to be on this new show alone, does that mean he and Ronnie separate again and that Ronnie joins #TeamFlash in season two?

Sara Lance Black CanaryCaity Lotz

The loss of Caity’s character, Sara Lance/Black Canary, in the season opener of Arrow shook the fan community pretty hard. No one was expecting her to leave the show so soon. While Laurel is the Black Canary in the comics, I think a lot of people were hoping Caity would stay on to be Arrow‘s Canary. Now that Caity is potentially joining this new show, what could this mean for her character? Will she be playing a resurrected (à la Ra’s Lazarus Pit) version of Sara? Will she be recast as a different character completely? Amy Marie, co-host of the Assembly of Geeks podcast, has an interesting theory about how Sara could come back. If Barry is successful in saving his mom and changing the future, maybe Sara will still be alive?

Fan Poll

We want to hear from you! Who do you want to see on an Arrow/Flash spinoff? Do you want to see Ray Palmer fight crime in Star City on his own? Should Roy and Thea team up and be vigilantes together? Do you want to see Sara Lance back as the Black Canary? Which DC Comics characters would you like to see introduced in this new show? Hawkgirl? Fire and Ice? Green Lantern? Vote in the poll below!


TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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