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Last year's giant Arrow-verse crossover was pretty awesome, but The CW boss, Mark Pedowitz, assures fans this year's crossover will be better. Pedowitz shares some details regarding how in the quote below:
Last year's crossover was our most successful week I believe in CW's history. We felt that in this particular case, we already had Flash and Legends paired. It would be better and tighter in terms of storytelling to make it like a two-night, two-hour miniseries. We thought this was a tight, concise way of doing it. Next year, we may go back to four nights.
So, as opposed to running an hour every night of the week, which would be more of a hassle with the current schedule this year anyway, The CW is gonna bump Arrow behind Supergirl for one night only so that the whole thing can be a Monday-Tuesday event. That means two hours of action each night for a four-hour miniseries extravaganza! It also solves the issue of having the first three hours of the crossover at the beginning of the week and then waiting a day between the third and fourth to see the finale on Thursday night, which would've happened had The CW changed their lineup.
As for what Arrow-verse fans can expect, EW has no details regarding a big bad or the emotional threat the heroes will face, but Mark Pedowitz did offer one tease regarding the crossover. Apparently, romance is in the air, as The CW head peppers this in while comparing the event to an Avengers style ensemble film:
Let me just say, romance is in the air. What's the joy of having the third Avengers? It's the fun of having everybody get together, that's the fun of it. You get to see a whole different thing. They're all big episodic productions, but this will be even bigger.
Who could be in love? With all the craziness going on with Barry and Oliver, it wouldn't be crazy to assume one of the two is getting married in the near future. While it could be that the events on Lian Yu convinced Oliver and Felicity to tie the knot, the smart money seems to be on Iris and Barry, considering the state of their relationship when he entered the speed force. Obviously, it could be a hundred other things that aren't a superhero wedding, but the concept does sound like something neat for the Arrow-verse to tackle as well as something where the "emotional stakes," as Marc Guggenheim put it, are greater.
The date for The CW Arrow-verse crossover has been officially set to begin November 27th at 8 p.m. ET with Supergirl on The CW. For more on the great programming coming this fall, be sure to visit our brand new fall premiere guide to get the latest on all upcoming shows. Those still living in the now won't be left in the dust as our summer premiere guide still has plenty of love to offer those currently searching for a new series.