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The CW has a really good thing going with comic book properties Arrow and The Flash, and the network is totally up for taking advantage of the two show’s endless possibilities. Last season, Barry Allen popped up on Arrow as a sweet and nerdy scientist from Central City. Now that Allen is transforming into The Flash, there is even more of a prime opportunity for a crossover episode, and The CW currently has two in the works. This week, Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke out about the Arrow crossover episode, saying the writers are reaching for the stars—or at least trying for The Avengers quality—when putting together the story.
According to Comic Book, during a Q&A yesterday, Guggenheim talked about how fun shooting the crossover episodes has been, as well as creatively fulfilling. He also confirmed it is the Arrow crossover that is currently being shot.
"We’re filming the Arrow episode right now, and it’s just so much fun. I keep telling everyone that we should try for Avengers. It’s these two heroes together with a big production value. We’re blowing out the doors on this."
At the end of last month, we learned that the The Flash team and Arrow’s Stephen Amell were busy shooting The Flash crossover episode, which will be the eighth episode of the first season. Now, it seems they have moved on to the Arrow episode, and Guggenheim was a little more forthcoming about what we can expect. Apparently S.T.A.R. Labs worker Cisco will somehow interact with Oliver Queen’s half-sister, Thea.
"There’s the opportunity for inside jokes, and seeing all of the characters together. What happens when Cisco gets his eyes on Thea? There are moments like that, that you just can’t do in a normal episode. It’s just so much fun. It’s really going to be a blast. Jesse Warren is directing it, and he is just crushing it. Those dailies are really, really insane.“
The man’s clearly having a blast, getting to play with two superheroes in one sitting. This weekend, he’s even thrown fans a few glimpses at awesome storyboards for the upcoming episode.
Clearly, there’s a lot to look forward to. Guggenheim also mentions that Digger Harkness, otherwise known as Captain Boomerang, will also be a part of the crossover episode. We’ve known for a while that the character would be a part of the new season, but it’s nice to know a little bit about how actor Nick Tarabay’s character will interact with Arrow, and I guess The Flash, as well.
The crossover episodes won’t be hitting the schedule super early in either show’s seasons, but on the bright side, at least new episodes of Arrow and The Flash are set to premiere, soon. The Flash will begin airing first, on Tuesday, October 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Arrow will follow on Wednesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET. You can check out the full fall premiere schedule, here.