Caity Lotz to Reprise Role in Arrow/Flash Atom Spin-Off

Friday, 27 February 2015 - 10:20AM
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Friday, 27 February 2015 - 10:20AM
Caity Lotz to Reprise Role in Arrow/Flash Atom Spin-Off

The CW officially has an Atom spin-off of the Arrow/Flash universe in "early development," and the cast will include Brandon Routh as Atom, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein, and- most surprisingly- Caity Lotz as Canary.

 

Routh has had a great deal of success in his multi-episode arc on Arrow, widely credited with adding some levity to an otherwise angsty show. And since producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim are on a roll with the massive success of The Flash, they're now going to push their luck with a further spin-off which, for better and for worse, looks to be a dumping ground for all the popular one-offs on Arrow and The Flash. Miller appeared on The Flash as one of the hero's toughest adversaries and Garber also appeared on the spin-off as a scientist who unwillingly fused with Ronnie Raymond to become DC Comics villain Firestorm. 

 

Lotz's casting is somehow both the most and least surprising news of all; her character was extremely popular while she was on Arrow, so it makes sense that they would want to bring her back, but she was also killed off earlier this season. It seems safe to say that she'll play "Canary," as the show is being described as a "superhero team-up," but it's unclear whether they'll bring Sara back using sci-fi/fantasy means or whether she'll play a clone or identical cousin or something like that. If she does come back as Sara, I would only hope that they make at least one Buffy-style "Hey, I've died twice" joke.

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