Say what you will about DC, they may not exactly be dominating the movie market like their highly successful counterpart, but they are the king of TV right now! With shows like [Gotham](series:1127075), Flash, and Arrow, not to mention upcoming shows like Krypton and a show based around Supergirl, and another featuring the Teen Titans DC is pretty busy.
But just like Marvel, DC's in it for the long run! So it's only a matter of time before a new DC superhero graces our TV screens! But the question isn't if we'll get a new DC show, it's when. And of course, who? Well according to a certain actor from the Arrow series, The Atom is next.
Brandon Routh portrays scientist Ray Palmer in the CW's [Arrow](series:720988). He's introduced as a sort of rival to Felicity Smoak. He comes to Starling City to purchase Queen Consolidated and rename the city to Star City. He later offers Felicity a position his staff. After a while, she reluctantly agrees and he becomes a bit of a love interest for her. He eventually asks for Felicity's assistance in completing his A.T.O.M suit so he can fight evildoers!
The website IGN sat down with Routh during a TCA press tour and asked him if he thought that DC might be leading towards a spin-off featuring his character.
"With any character you bring on this show that's a possibility, depending on how the fans react and the character is received and developed."
"You know they've shown with The Flash that just being a part of Arrow that it can work. It's exciting. The sky's the limit. DC and The CW have done a great job with the two shows and the platforms in terms being their own entities. What the future holds, who knows? But anything is a possibility."
Greg Berlanti, the executive producer of The Flash/Arrow, was also asked if an Atom spin-off series is something they're considering pursuing.
“We’re in very early talks in a very general way that we haven’t gone deeper on yet."
Routh is all for playing the character again! Though a bit hesitant to play another superhero after playing Superman in Superman Returns, Routh says he had an amazing experience on Arrow and would "like to keep playing the character as much as possible."
So though nothing's set in stone, it looks like The Atom is ahead in the running to get his own series.
Would you like to see Brandon Routh return as The Atom in his very own show?