None of The CW's four DC shows have yet premiered for the 2016 - 2017 TV season, but Arrow star Stephen Amell is already working to get fans excited for the big crossover that's still in the filming stage. This year's Arrow crossover episode also happens to be Arrow's milestone 100th episode, and Amell has been posting sneak peek pics on social media to tease what we can expect. Now, he's shared an image that gives our first look at Supergirl sharing a scene with the Green Arrow. Check it out!
Yes, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist and Stephen Amell were evidently out and about filming together for the Arrow portion of the big DC crossover, and it looks like we don't have to worry that Arrow won't still feel like Arrow in its leg of the crossover. What could be more Arrow than two comic characters meeting on a dingy rooftop to have a chat? Sure, the sunshine feels rather Supergirl, but no DC show does rooftops better than Arrow. I only hope that there's time for an alleyway and/or abandoned warehouse as well. There's surely no better way for Oliver Queen to say "Welcome to Earth-1!" than with a brood in a slightly sketchy location.
In all seriousness, Stephen Amell's Twitter photo is a good reason to get excited about the crossover aspect of the 100th episode. Earlier pics teased the appearances of versions of Robert Queen and Deathstroke, both of whom are distinctly Arrow characters. The shot of Melissa Benoist as Kara with Amell as Oliver is a solid reminder that Episode 100 is actually smack dab in the middle of a crossover extravaganza. I'm still crossing my fingers that Arrow doesn't have to spend its entire 100th episode showcasing other heroes from other shows, but I'm also looking forward to seeing how Supergirl plays into the more grounded world of the Green Arrow.
Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed earlier this summer that the big crossover between Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl will feature an external threat that forces Kara Danvers to cross over to Earth-1 to work with our merry band of heroes. Greg Bertlanti went on to confirm that the structure of the 2016 crossover will be similar to the 2015 crossover that launched Legends of Tomorrow insofar as there will be one major antagonist.
Last year's crossover did feel more like a movie than two separate episodes of two separate shows; we'll have to wait and see how cohesive this year's crossover will feel now that there are more shows and more heroes in the mix. The focus seems to be on Supergirl visiting each of the other shows. Hopefully, the result will be a crossover that honors the individual series while still feeling like an unprecedented television event.
Unfortunately, we still have a while to wait before we see Oliver Queen meet Kara Danvers. Arrow returns to the airwaves on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. ET. Check out our TV premiere schedule to see when the other three CW DC shows are set to debut this fall.