Comic Books To Cathodes1 of 12This week, CW announced that it had revived the long-dormant Constantine TV series as an animated series as part of its CW Seed programming.
With an ever-expanding DC Universe on TV, we thought we'd offer up some suggestions on where CW, or even another network such as Fox, could go next.
Some of these characters might be challenging for TV, but with a little work, we think they could be poised as perfect additions to DC's live action output.
Metamorpho2 of 12Metamorpho hasn't appeared on live-action television just yet - but his name actually has.
Referenced in the Arrow episode "Broken Dolls," Metamorpho is the name of a chemical company involved in a major natural disaster.
Looks like the pieces are all in place for Metamorpho - or at least Rex Mason, his civilian identity - to spring up at some point in the CW's DCU.
Midnighter3 of 12Batman is big business - what if DC told the CW they had someone who could in many ways out-Batman Batman?
Think the Midnighter.
His powerset is surprisingly easy to put into a live-action product, and he'd be a unique juxtaposition for those expecting Batman. That's not to mention the personality that Steve Orlando has written for him recently that'd make almost any actor want to play him.
Bat-Heroes4 of 12Gotham City may be off-limits to the CW, but not every denizen of that dreary place is barred from appearing - after all, Ra's al Ghul was a primary nemesis on Arrow.
Even though Batman himself may not be able to appear in the CW, that doesn't mean one of Gotham's other protectors can't.
And even if someone like Tim Drake, Batwing, or Batwoman is too close to home, what about a more tangentially related character, such as the Creeper, who also calls Gotham home?
And that's not even taking into account Gotham. Sure, that show takes place pre-Batman, but they've taken some creative license with villains and other characters who, in comic book lore, didn't show up until Batman was already on the scene. Why not one of his allies, even in civilian form?
Power Girl5 of 12Like Gotham City, Metropolis is seemingly off-limits to the CW - but what about on Supergirl, especially given the appearance of Superman
Of course, Karen Starr - Power Girl's civilian alter ego - has longstanding associations with S.T.A.R. Labs, which plays a prominent role in Flash.
Lobo6 of 12The Main Man is a little bit - how can we put this delicately - vulgar for mainstream television, with his lust for violence and carnage knowing no bounds.
But with Lobo even joining the Justice League of America as part of "Rebirth," he could make for a compelling character with just a few minor tweaks.
Our course that would open up the CW's DCU-verse to cosmic characters, and they may not be ready to go there yet, but Lobo has certainly got his fans – and a cosmic bounty hunter is a sci-fi staple.
Or why not bring DC's ultimate bad boy over to meet Kara in Supergirl?
Adam Strange7 of 12They've already brought Rip Hunter to life, so why not Adam Strange?
As an earthling he might even make the introduction of cosmic-based mythology a little bit easier to swallow for the comic book TV universe through someone like Rip Hunter in DC's Legends of Tomorrow, or perhaps through the alien heroine in Supergirl.
Deadman8 of 12Boston Brand may not have made it to TV yet, but it's certainly not for lack of trying. Several years ago, Supernatural creator Eric Kripke was reportedly in talks to adapt Deadman for the CW.
But since that fell through, Deadman has remained, well, dead on television. Of course, all that could change, as Deadman's body-switching gimmick seems like a natural fit for an episodic adventure series.
Teen Titans9 of 12While some of the Teen Titans like Bart Allen and Cyborg appeared on Smallville, there are still plenty more who have yet to show up on TV.
And with TNT nixing their plans for a Titans series, it opens the door for the CW to delve into their specialties - dramatic teens and 20-somethings with special abilities like on Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, and of course the DC-CW shows.
Just think, Manu Bennett is already available as Deathstroke.
The Question10 of 12Even though the newer Question, Renee Montoya, has appeared on Fox's Gotham, she's yet to take on the mantle of DC's faceless vigilante.
On top of that, the original Question, Vic Sage, hasn't even appeared on TV in his alter ego just yet, making him a perfect candidate for a breakout character that seems to be right in the wheelhouse of the CW, FOX tv shows for DC heroes.
Green Lantern11 of 12Green Lantern is, by far, the biggest DC character who has never made it to live-action TV.
While Alan Scott had a brief cameo and a mention on Smallville, the spiritual predecessor to Arrow and Flash, and Hal Jordan appeared in the groan-worthy DC's Legends of the Superheroes, there has yet to be an earnest attempt at bringing a Green Lantern to live-action TV.
Even though Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim recently downplayed the possibility of someone like Hal Jordan or John Stewart appearing on that show, Jay Garrick was been a major part of Flash. Could Alan Scott be far behind?
On top of that, there are still plenty of GL’s that could pop up – Kyle Rayner, anyone?
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