Many people believed that it would NEVER happen and that the worlds of the Arrowverse on The CW and the DC Film Universe would ever intertwine or cross over. Well now that has all been SHATTERED.
In the fourth episode of the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover, the two met as Ezra Miller’s THE FLASH met Grant Gustin’s THE FLASH. This happened as Oliver Queen, now as The Spectre gave Barry Allen a boost in his speed potential and allowed him to run into the speed force. While in there he is taken to the STAR Labs cortex and is met up by Miller.
The two Flashes then jokingly banter back and forth in disbelief before Miller disappears and then Gustin returns to the speed force.
The CW’s flagship superhero show ARROW is set to end this year after its 8th and final season. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is expected to meet his final demise during the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover this season, which will also be the final episode for the show.
But even though Oliver Queen will be gone, the heroics of the Green Arrow will still live on. The CW has set a spin-off that will be headlined by Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy.
The backdoor pilot for the upcoming series will be set as an episode during the upcoming final season of ARROW. The new superhero show is set to follow Mia Smoak (McNamara) as the new Green Arrow as well as the Canaries, Laurel Lance (Cassidy) and Dinah Drake (Harkavy).
This is not the first time that ARROW has been utilized to give shows in the arrowverse a backdoor pilot. This was the case with THE FLASH.
No date has yet been given for the airing of the upcoming spin-off series.
Last time we saw Willa Holland as Thea Queen in ARROW, she appeared as a talking head during the Oliver Queen/Green Arrow documentary in season 7. Now it has been confirmed that she will return as in a recurring role for the 8th and final season.
Full details as to what capacity in which she will return has not been revealed but showrunner Beth Schwartz has expressed her excitement, “We are thrilled to have Willa back in our final season.”
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its……Brandon Routh showing off a preview of the Superman emblem he will rock during the Arrowverse CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover later this year.
It had recently been announced that Routh who currently plays Dr.Ray Palmer/The Atom would be donning the “S” on his chest and the Kingdom Come version of Superman while Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his Superman character from SUPERGIRL. To see Routh rip open his outer shirt with a t-shirt was such a great treat for the crowd in attendance in Ballroom 20.
Now the question is will The Atom and Routh’s Superman come face to face.
It is less than a month away until the 50th anniversary of San Diego Comic Con is upon us. One of the notable things will be the heavy WBTV presence throughout Ballroom 20. With that one of the focuses will be be that of the CW’s Arrowverse.
The reason for this is not only will it be the eighth and final season of ARROW but also is the mega CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover. This will bring together BATWOMAN, ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and no one is sure yet if BLACK LIGHTNING will fall into the fray.
We dont know fully what to expect yet in regards to the crossover or their respective shows but it seems as though we may have a bit of a tease from Arrowverse executive consultant and former ARROW showrunner Marc Guggenheim. Guggenheim took to Twitter to tease of the potential Crisis-size announcement.
The CW has finally unveiled its fall premiere slate for the upcoming 2019/2020 television season, and it’s shaping to be a big October as the network prepares to bid farewell to one of its flagship superhero series while launching a brand new show set in Gotham City.
The Ruby Rose-fronted Batwoman will host its series premiere on Sunday, October 6th at 8 pm, followed by the fifth season premiere of the Melissa Benoist-led Supergirl at 9 pm. Then, The Flash, which stars Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, returns two days later on Tuesday, October 8th.
The ten-episode final season of the Stephen Amell-led Arrow debuts the following week on Tuesday, October 15th at 9 pm and finally, Cress Williams’ Black Lightning returns for its third season on Monday, Oct 21 at 9 pm.
The CW is saving DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season four for midseason.
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
8 pm Batwoman (series premiere)
9 pm Supergirl (season premiere)
TUESDAY, OCT. 8
8 pm The Flash (season premiere)
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
8 pm The Flash (new episode)
9 pm Arrow (season premiere)
MONDAY, OCT. 21
8 pm All American (new episode)
9 pm Black Lightning (season premiere)
There had been much speculation as to who Idris Elba would be portraying in James Gunn reboot/sequel THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Now it seems as if the guessing game is over as it is being reported that Elba will be Brock Turner a.k.a BRONZE TIGER.
Forbes is reporting the character for the British actor. now Bronze Tiger has already been seen within the DC television universe. He is portrayed by Michael Jai White in Arrow and he is known for being a member of Task Force X also known as the Suicide Squad. Turner is also one of the greatest martial artists in the DC Universe, a member of the League of Assassins, and has something of a frenemy relationship with Deathstroke.
Now of course there will be a Deathstroke in the DC Universe TITANS season 2 but the merc was portrayed by Joe Manganiello in JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Idris Elba can be seen this summer in the upcoming HOBBS AND SHAW film with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to hit theaters in August 2021
All good things must inevitably come to an end. One of those good things (not to everyone) the reason for the CW’s Arrowverse, Arrow is going to end with its eighth season which will be a 10 episode season. Most seasons have had 23 episodes.
The news was broken by the Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell via twitter.
Arrow has had an extensive run and introduced many characters from the DC Comics Universe. It has also spawned to series in both THE FLASH and DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. The show has also faced criticism from many critics and fans as well throughout various seasons.
Let us know you’re thoughts and if you will be sad or excited to see the show leave.
Many people were wondering if whether or not John Barrowman would return to the Arrowverse. The last time he was seen was on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as part of the Legion of Doom (Damien Dahrk and Eobard Thawne). So it was uncertain if he would ever return.
It seems as if we have our answers to that question. During a recent appearance at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo in Brisbane, Australia, actor John Barrowman confirmed that he would be reprising his role as Malcolm Merlyn sometime in season 7 of The CW’s Arrow. Where exactly would the former Demon’s Head and Dark Archer would appear has yet to be announced.
Where do you think that Merlyn will return? Give your thoughts and let us know.
At the time of typing this we are getting prepared for the season 6 finale of Arrow on the CW. Team Arrow is once again back together to take on Ricardo Diaz and the soul of Star City hangs in the balance.
On top of the high stakes within this season finale that is titled “Life Sentence” it also marks the end of both Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle as showrunners as well as a farewell to Paul Blackthorne who for the past 6 years has portrayed Quentin Lance. Guggenheim while speaking with TV Line gave a bit of an easter egg as what fans can expect heading into season seven, “I will say that the reference to the Longbow Hunters is us planting a flag, much the same way we referenced Damien Darhk in the Season 3 finale.”
The Longbow Hunters made their first appearance in the New 52’s Green Arrow#31, penned by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino. The team consist of the DC Comics version of Arrow’s Ricardo Diaz, Richard Dragon, and included Red Dart, Brick, Count Vertigo and Killer Moth. Now we have seen a few of these characters in the show before, Brick or Danny Brickwell was portrayed by Vinny Jones and Count Vertigo has been “reborn” in the series.
How do you feel about this inclusion of a new super team of villains and are you looking forward to season seven.