The most recent episode of The CW’s “Arrow”, titled “Haunted”, featured the most awaited return of John Constantine, following the cancellation of the Matt Ryan-starring show. With that, another bigger crossover episode is coming to fans this Decemberthe “Arrow”/”The Flash” crossover episode, which will also introduce the villain Vandal Savage and open the world of the new spinoff series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.
In his recent interview with Deadline, “Arrow” Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim talked about this season’s crossover episode of the two hit comic book shows, and how it differs from their first crossover event in the previous season. Unlike the previous season’s crossover event which featured two different storylines, this season’s episodes will be a real two-part story.
“There’s a lot of things that are really cool about this year’s crossover, one of which is the fact that there really is a true two-part story unlike last year where it was two interconnected episodes where each had their own beginning, middle, and end,” Guggenheim explained in the interview. “This is a big two-part event, one single bad guy, and it will very clearly launch ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’. But at the same time what I think is a lot of fun about it is that it doesn’t feel like a backdoor pilot for ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’. It feels like an episode of ‘Flash’ and then an episode of ‘Arrow’.”
“It truly is a 2-hour ‘Flash’/’Arrow’ event that just so happens to introduce us to some new characters who will be a big part of ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’,” he said.
The crossover episode between ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ will take place on December 1 and 2, respectively. The episodes will serve as a penultimate episode for both series before their respective mid-season finales.
‘The Flash’ airs Tuesdays at 8 PM ET/PT, while ‘Arrow’ airs every Wednesday in the same time slot, both on The CW.