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AN­OTHER Flash and Ar­row spinoff is in the works, draft­ing in Flash vil­lains Heat Wave ( Do­minic Pur­cell) and Cap­tain Cold ( Went­worth Miller), Ar­row’s The Atom ( Bran­don Routh) and half of Flash’s Firestorm, ( Vic­tor Gar­ber). But what of the other half, Rob­bie Amell ( left)? Se­ries cre­ator Greg Ber­lanti says there is a rea­son for the omis­sion, but “can’t say why”.

And Amell ad­mits he doesn’t know much about the spinoff .

But speak­ing be­fore jump­ing on a plane to fi lm in Van­cou­ver, the Canadian does know some­thing im­por­tant awaits him in the up­com­ing sea­son fi nale of The Flash.

“The two episodes I’m go­ing back for are the sec­ond- last and the fi nale of the fi rst sea­son. So there are defi nitely go­ing to be some big things hap­pen­ing over there,” the 26- year- old says.

Per­haps th­ese episodes hold the se­cret to what Ber­lanti has in store for Amell – the writer- pro­ducer cer­tainly has a soft spot for the ac­tor, bring­ing Amell into The Flash af­ter their sci- fi se­ries The To­mor­row Peo­ple was can­celled. He also cast Amell’s cousin Stephen ( also an Amell) as Ar­row.

Amell says it’s just “dumb luck” he and Stephen ended up on the same ca­reer path.

“We were very close when we were young, but there was a seven- year age gap so when he was 15 and I was eight, we didn’t re­ally have much in com­mon,” he says.

“Then we both got into act­ing on our own and met back up in LA and quickly be­came very close again.”

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