CW CEO confirms the network is still in the superhero business

Arrow -- "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" -- Image Number: AR808A_0125r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Osric Chau as Ryan Choi, Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman, Grant Gustin as The Flash, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The CW is undergoing some massive changes, but it looks as though getting out of the superhero business with DC isn’t one of them.

In the lead-up to its Fall 2022 schedule announcement on Thursday, The CW had canceled Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow. With only Stargirl coming back in the fall, and the rest of the DC shows being held to mid-season, it has left many fans to speculate what the future is for DC shows are on the network. Add in the potential of the network being sold off in the near future, and things are looking bleak. Luckily, CW chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz has confirmed the network is staying in the superhero game.

“For the CW DC universe, we have Gotham Knights, so we are staying in the superhero business, we are staying with Greg Berlanti who has masterminded creatively the CW DC Universe,” Pedowitz told Deadline. He admitted the line-up “is not as robust as we were were in years past, but added, we started with one, which was Arrow 10 years ago, and we have now moved on to create a whole bunch of superheros and we are proud of it,” Pedowitz said. “We plan to stay in this business no matter what the outcomes is in the event of a sale or no sale. I think the Warner side realizes the value of having these properties up, DC Comics realizes the value of what it does for their marketability in terms of what these franchise are. Legends created a whole new life for characters they may not have even existed or used; they had not seen the light of day. We have brought enormous value to DC and Warner Bros. in terms of realization of the universe Greg Berlanti and his team have created.”

Pedowitz also confirmed that no decision has been made as of yet if the ninth season of The Flash will be the last. With the series not returning until mid-season, there is still some time to figure that out.