Stephen Amell and Andrew Kreisberg Tease This Season's Biggest Arrow/Flash Crossover Yet

Monday, 26 October 2015 - 12:36PM
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Monday, 26 October 2015 - 12:36PM
Stephen Amell and Andrew Kreisberg Tease This Season's Biggest Arrow/Flash Crossover Yet
Another Arrow/Flash crossover is coming this season, and with the addition of Legends of Tomorrow, it's set to be the most ambitious, grand-scale crossover yet. According to Stephen Amell, the crossover episodes will be "the pinnacle achievement for both shows," incorporating so many different superheroes that it'll make your head spin.

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"We shot a scene that had, like, nine superheroes in it," Amell told Zap2it. "Nine people with either powers or super suits. It was an amazing thing to look at, to look out over the scene and see the world that has been built over the course of three-plus years."
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We don't know who these nine superheroes will be yet, but it's probably safe to assume that some of the Legends of Tomorrow players will be in this scene. Arrow has Oliver, Thea, Laurel, and now Diggle, while The Flash has Barry and Cisco, which leaves at least a few spots open for LOT heroes (or alternate Flashes, I guess). Sara is a likely candidate, considering that she was (spoiler!) brought back to life in last week's Arrow episode.

Amell further stated that the crossover event is more ambitious because it will effectively serve as one two-hour episode, rather than two standalone episodes as in previous seasons:

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"Last year was designed so that if you were a fan of one show or a fan of the other show, you could enjoy 108 of Flash and 308 of Arrow independent of one another. It's not the case this year. If you put them back to back on one night, they would run like one two-hour episode of television. In fact, most of the Flash episode takes place in Star City, and most of the 'Arrow' episode takes place in Central City. We have a common villain, which was not the case last year, and just in general, we've done an excellent job of weaving not just two shows, but three shows together."
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Similarly, Arrow and Flash EP Andrew Kreisberg said the crossover event was "the biggest thing we've ever done" with the two shows:

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"Just conceptually speaking, one of the ways we thought of these episodes, in sort of a macro sense, was that The Flash episode this year plays more like an episode of Arrow and the Arrow episode plays more like an episode of Flash. We look back and thought that those 'Flash' and Arrow episodes were the biggest things we'd ever done. Now we have more heroes, more people with powers, more mouths to feed and bigger villains. It's really exciting."
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Arrow season four airs on Wednesday nights, while The Flash season two airs on Tuesday nights, both at 8:00pm on The CW. There are no specific air dates for the crossover yet, but they're set to air later this season.

Via Blastr.
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