Yesterday, we finally received the exciting news that we now officially had dates for this year’s Arrowverse crossover. The crossover episodes have been an incredible hit for the network these past two years, and it is only about to get even better.
This morning, The CW President Mark Pedowitz teased the four part “Arrowverse” crossover. After a Legends of Tomorrow panel at SDDC, producer Mark Guggenheim, who also produces Arrow, said the team led by Greg Berlanti is pitching the network on the crossover the following day, Thursday, August 3… that day being today!
“At the beginning of the year when Greg, Andrew [Kreisberg] and I first started talking about [the crossover], we were like, ‘There’s just no way we can top aliens last year. Let’s up the emotional content. At the very least we know we can bring the emotion.”
Mark Pedowitz also teased “romance is in the air.” Guggenheim, however, tapered that suggestion:
“I’m not saying the emotion is romantic necessarily. We really start from a place of we wanted there to be some really big emotional turns for our characters. I think one of the differences about the crossover this year as opposed to years past, years past it was always a fun event that you could really lift out of each season. There weren’t any big character moves that were done. We’re going some big character moves that will affect all four of the shows.”
Greg Berlanti also stated at one of this panels the the crossover event would be “a big life changer for a few characters”.
The pairings of Supergirl and Arrow will be airing on Monday, November 27th and will be followed by The Flash and Legends on Tuesday, November 28th. Guggenheim also talked about why they made the decision to make it a two-night installment, as opposed to last years 4 night:
“We’re really approaching this as a big four part event as two back to back two hour movies. I think when you look at it through that lens, it becomes less important for the Supergirl episode to feel like a Supergirl episode and the Arrow episode to feel like an Arrow episode, which was always our approach in the past. Last year, we intentionally added time travel to the crossover episode of Legends because it was the Legends episode. This year we’re really approaching it as one big event. We really are telling a story that’s agnostic as to which particular hour of television it happens to be airing.”
The Arrowverse crossover airs Monday and Tuesday, November 27 and 28, on The CW.
Source: Slash Film