Stephen Amell Discusses This Fall’s Crossover Involving Arrow And The Flash


Many fans of the superhero genre were no doubt thrilled when The CW decided to make their dreams come true by doing a two-night crossover of Arrow and The Flash last fall. In fact, it was such a success the network decided to do crossovers on an annual basis. As with last year’s event, DC’s premiere small screen heroes will once again unite during the eighth episode of their show’s respective season.

Stephen Amell, the Green Arrow himself, recently sat down with Green Arrow TV to discuss the monumental crossover. Based on what he had to say, one certainly gets the impression the cast and crew intend to top last year’s effort.

“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.”

As Amell continued to hype the event, he elaborated on what differentiates this year’s crossover from the first.

“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. As always, it was logistically challenging, but I think when they’re finished… whenever that is, because there’s little pieces here and there to grab… I think these crossover episodes standing together will probably be, in my mind, the pinnacle achievement for both shows.”

The common villain he’s referring to is Vandal Savage, who will be played by Casper Crump. It was recently confirmed that Savage will make his debut during the Arrow/ Flash crossover before securing his place as the big bad in the first season of Legends of Tomorrow. Given the fact that Arrow’s half of the two-night event is titled “Legends of Yesterday,” it seems The CW intends to synergize at a new level.

Expect the Arrow/ Flash crossover to air in early December on The CW.