How 13 Arrowverse Stars Have Broken Out on the Big Screen (PHOTOS)

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Arrowverse Stars
CBS Films, Paramount Pictures, XYZ Films
Arrowverse Stars, Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell
XYZ Films

Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen/Robbie Amell) and Robbie Amell (Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm)

The Amell cousins raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter to film and release this year’s sci-fi thriller film Code 8, based on their 2016 short film of the same name.

Arrowverse Stars, Melissa Benoist
CBS Films

Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl)

Benoist appeared in the films Whiplash, Danny Collins, and Patriots Day (seen here), in which she played the widow of the one of the brothers behind the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Arrowverse Stars, Franz Drameh
Optimum Releasing

Franz Drameh (Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm)

Drameh has acted in the films Hereafter, Attack the Block (seen here), and Edge of Tomorrow. He recently filmed Twist opposite Lena Headey and Michael Caine.

Arrowverse Stars, Megalyn Echikunwoke
Universal Pictures

Megalyn Echikunwoke (Mari McCabe/Vixen)

Echikunwoke graced the silver screen in CHiPS, Step Sisters, Night School (seen here), and—most recently—Late Night opposite Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling.

Victor Garber as Martin Stein/Firestorm in the Arrowverse
Paramount Pictures

Victor Garber (Martin Stein/Firestorm)

Perhaps most recognizable of Garber’s film credits is his role as shipbuilder Thomas Andrews in the 1997 hit Titanic. You can currently see him in the legal thriller Dark Waters.

Arrowverse Stars, Rick Gonzalez
Paramount Pictures

Rick Gonzalez (Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog)

Gonzalez has appeared in films for the last two decades—including The Rookie, Old School, Coach Carter (seen here), and The Guilt Trip.

Arrowverse Stars, Chyler Leigh
Columbia Pictures

Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers)

Even before her starring role on Grey’s Anatomy, Leigh broke out in Hollywood alongside Chris Evans with the 2001 parody film Not Another Teen Movie.

Arrowverse Stars, Matt Letscher
Sony Pictures Releasing

Matt Letscher (Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash)

Letscher earned a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination for Best Villain for his role opposite Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones in 1998’s The Mask of Zorro.

Arrowverse Stars, Keiynan Lonsdale
20th Century Fox

Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West/Kid Flash)

Lonsdale played Uriah Pedrad in the Insurgent and Allegiant installments of The Divergent Series, then starred as Bram Greenfield in 2018’s Love, Simon (seen here).

Danielle Panabaker and Matt Bush in Piranha 3DD
Dimension Films

Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost)

Panabaker was a movie actress before she joined the Arrowverse, having hit the silver screen in the films Sky High, Yours Mine & Ours, Mr. Brooks, Friday the 13th, and Piranha 3DD (seen here).

Arrowverse Stars, Ruby Rose
Warner Bros. Pictures

Ruby Rose (Kate Kane/Batwoman)

In the two years before Batwoman premiered, Rose starred in the action films XXX: Return of Xander Cage, John Wick: Chapter 2, and The Meg (seen here).

Arrowverse Stars, Brandon Routh
Warner Bros. Pictures

Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/Atom)

Before playing the Man of Steel in the Arrowverse (in addition to his earlier role as Ray Palmer/Atom), Routh played the part in the 2006 blockbuster Superman Returns.

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The Arrowverse has assembled a massive roster of actors over the past seven years—and many of those actors have appeared on the big screen before, during, or after their stints in the CW’s superhero universe.

Case in point: Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, just released a Kickstarted sci-fi film along with his cousin, Robbie Amell, who’s a familiar face to fans of The Flash. Click through the gallery above for more details on that project and the cinematic ventures of nearly a dozen other Arrowverse stars.