Though all eyes will most certainly be affixed to the next major Arrowverse crossover that’s set to introduce the freshly cast Ruby Rose as Batwoman, there remains a very strong chance that we’ll see much overlap on a smaller scale sometime in the coming year. After all, the heroes occupying both Star City and Central City have been known to visit the other for various reasons, so there’s no logical explanation for that tradition not continuing.
As you may recall, Felicity Smoak was among the first to make such commutes. Having made a guest appearance on one of The Flash‘s earliest of episodes and returning just last fall in “Girls Night Out” for Iris West’s bachelorette party, it sounds like Arrow star Emily Bett Rickards would really like more of these opportunities.
On that note, here’s what Ms. Rickards had to say while speaking with Cinema Blend at San Diego Comic-Con when it came to the topic of smaller-scale crossovers:
“I think if she can call Iris for tips, that would be a really cool thing to do. I think that the two of them should work together more. The fact that we live in separate worlds and pretend they’re only one world for one episode of the year is very strange to me. They should call more, and there should be more crossovers that aren’t the one crossover.”
On the one hand, I don’t want to see this method become frivolously utilized to the point where characters are calling each other to essentially ask, “what it is?” But on the other, there’s nothing wrong with displaying the Arrowverse’s connectivity when appropriate.
If anything, maybe it’s time for Iris or somebody else to hop on over to Star City, as it seems like it’s always Felicity or John Diggle who are forced to visits Team Flash’s home court. Perhaps it’s just me, but the STAR Labs crew could benefit from new experiences.
Arrow returns for its seventh season on Monday, October 15 on The CW.