An intimidated time-traveler, a levitating E.T. and a fanboy vigilante will all come together to fight aliens during The CW’s upcoming crossover between Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow (kicking off Monday at 8/7c).
While visiting the shows’ Vancouver sets, TVLine got scoop from the stars about their characters’ reactions to the out-of-this-world Girl of Steel, Stein and Jax’s secret and more.
HOW BIG IS IT? | “It’s not twice as large, it’s like 32 times [bigger],” Arrow star Stephen Amell says of the four-way event, which required some scheduling heroics. “Our first A.D., Ken Shane, handed me this big piece of paper that was just five straight weeks of where I was going each day,” Amell recalls. “It was hard work. I didn’t have a day off, but there was a spirit of teamwork this year that made it palatable.”
GIRL MEETS (OUR) WORLD | Considering he nearly lost his fries when he first met The Flash, it’s no surprise that Diggle’s interaction with Supergirl is equally entertaining. “I always think it’s fun when Diggle gets to go to these other worlds,” his portrayer David Ramsey says. “He’s really a nuts-and-bolts kind of guy, and metahumans kind of freak him out a bit. So I really wanted to see this whole Diggle/Supergirl reaction.”
Sara Lance, meanwhile, has a crush on the Girl of Steel, as executive producer Andrew Kreisberg previously teased. But the Legends’ captain is also “intimidated by her, at first, because she’s used to being the bad bitch in town,” Caity Lotz previews. “Then all of a sudden comes this alien girl who can, like, levitate and burn things with her eyes. I think [Sara needs to get] over that intimidation and go, ‘OK, I see you.’ She’s impressed by her.”
Someone else who will have a memorable response to the Maiden of Might: Team Arrow’s terrific tech whiz. “You’ll definitely see Curtis go through his paces like any fanboy would,” actor Echo Kellum describes.
BACK TO THE FUTURE | Remember the message that Legends‘ Martin and Jax discovered from a circa 2056 Barry Allen? During the crossover it will get back to the source, when the present-day speedster “finds out” about the voicemail he will one day send, Victor Garber reveals.
SUPERFRIENDS, FOREVER | With the world under attack from the alien race known as the Dominators, there isn’t much time for newbies like Vixen and Citizen Steel to get to know their new peers. “But then at the end of our episode [airing Thursday], it’s really wonderful,” Legends newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers shares, “because you see everyone together, sort of celebrating in a sense” — what, you doubted the heroes would triumph? — “and that’s when they begin to chat a bit.” (Suggested conversation starter: How long are you going to nap now that this is all over?)
The crossover event kicks off at the tail end of Supergirl‘s Nov. 28 episode (8/7c), and continues all week on The Flash (Tuesday, Nov. 29), Arrow (Wednesday, Nov. 30), and Legends of Tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 1).
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This Saturday at EW PopFest, four of TV’s greatest superheroes joined forces onstage — and they’re about to do it again on TV.
EW’s Natalie Abrams moderated a superpowered panel featuring Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, Arrow’s Stephen Amell, The Flash’s Grant Gustin, Legends of Tomorrow’s Caity Lotz, and the mastermind behind them all, superproducer Greg Berlanti. The fivesome talked about their own respective shows as well as the Berlanti-verse’s upcoming four-way crossover, titled Invasion, which will see the heroes work together to take on the Dominators.
“They’re all going to have their own continuing storylines,” Berlanti assured the PopFest crowd. “It really does feel like, in the middle of the season, a three-hour movie.”
During the mega-crossover, Arrow will celebrate its landmark 100th episode, and Amell wouldn’t have it any other way. “To me, the 100th episode had to be a crossover,” he said, calling the team effort “emblematic” of what the show stands for. “It gives us a chance to do something for the fans that, in the normal course of our season, we would never get to do.”
Gustin, who has taken part in every crossover episode so far, promised that this new one will be unlike any that you’ve seen. “This one’s just bigger,” he said. “Almost everyone interacts with every other character at a certain point.”
Arrow fans also have the arrival of Dolph Lundgren to look forward to. The famed action star will soon debut as the flashback villain Kovar. “He brings a different energy to the show. The first time we meet him, it just feels different — even the way that it’s shot,” said Amell, who named Lundgren’s Universal Soldier, He-Man, and Rocky IV as three of his favorite movies growing up and could hardly contain his enthusiasm when it was pointed out that the two of them will probably get the chance to fight onscreen at some point. “I mean, come on,” he said. “Come on.”
On a more personal note for Oliver, the status of his relationship with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) will take center stage in the upcoming episode. “We haven’t really discussed our relationship yet this season,” Amell said, “but Oliver and Felicity discuss a little bit about the relationship, and where it is, in this week’s episode.” Berlanti added, “Obviously, they work together every week. They’re very close. I can’t imagine anyone that would ever be in either of their lives that would replace the other person.”
Gustin also teased the upcoming arrival of this season’s second big bad on The Flash: Speedster villain, Savitar, is coming “very, very soon,” Gustin promised.
“He’s the god of motion,” Berlanti added, “so Flash is up against his biggest foe yet.”
Gustin also touched on how Barry is dealing with turning the timeline upside down with Flashpoint. “Barry’s got a lot of feelings. He’s a sensitive guy. He beats himself up, I think, quite a bit,” he said. “As soon as he starts to realize what the repercussions are, it weighs on him heavily.”
But Berlanti isn’t going to turn back. “I’m not sure that we can [return to the original timeline], given what we’ve established,” he said. “If we’re not challenging ourselves and creating new territory and new obstacles for the characters, I think it’s less rewarding to watch and probably less rewarding to play. We like to grow ourselves and grow our characters.”
Lotz’s Sara is also navigating change as the new leader of the team on Legends of Tomorrow. “I think she’s kind of naturally been backseat leader [already],” the actress said. “But now that it’s actually her responsibility, I think it’s kind of stressful, because everything’s your fault. She’s kind of got to get her act together.”
Ultimately, the question came up over which superhero would win in a showdown between them, and a debate sparked among the actors. Benoist, naturally, thought Supergirl would reign supreme. “She’s got heat vision! She flies!” she argued. Amell wasn’t having it. “I’ll let you destroy each other and then I’ll come in and mop up,” he said.
It was Berlanti who finally put an end to the argument: “You’ll see some of that in the crossover.”
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET, all on the CW.
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During an event earlier tonight celebrating Arrow’s one hundredth episode, series showrunner Marc Guggenheim confirmed the episode’s title — as well as that of the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow episode it crosses over with for good measure.
While Arrow takes its hundredth episode to celebrate the four-plus seasons that have come before, it also has to balance the needs of a four-show crossover that will bring Supergirl into The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The crossover is based on the 1988 DC Comics event series Invasion!, in which The Dominators led an alliance of alien races against Earth after fueling hysteria that our superhuman population was too large and too powerful to go unchecked.
“I’m giving you an exclusive — becuase you’re the only one who’s asked,” Guggenheim joked. “Arrow episode 508 is called ‘Invasion!’ with the exclamation point. And Legends of Tomorrow 207 is going to be ‘Invasion!’. I’ll leave it up to you to guess what The Flash is called.”
When Guggenheim shared the cover sheet for Arrow episode 100 — one of the three shows that cross over directly as part of the crossover — its title was blacked out except for an exclamation point on the end when Guggenheim shared it on Twitter. It seemed likely after The CW announced the Dominators as the crossover’s villains that the title was in fact Invasion! — but The CW wouldn’t confirm it at the time.
The story was written by Keith Giffen, utilizing and tying up dangling plot threads from his time on Justice League International, Omega Men, and Legion of Super-Heroes, and featured art by McFarlane and Bart Sears, both of whom would go on to become superstars in the ’90s. It was published in three oversized issues and, in one of the most famous publicity stunts of the ’80s, DC’s editorial team published a special episode of the Daily Planet, which featured the same design as the paper inside the story, with a full-page headline that said “Earth to Invaders: Drop Dead!”
Supergirl airs on Mondays at 8 p.m.; The Flash on Tuesdays at the same time, Arrow on Wednesdays, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays. The crossover is expected to air in early December.
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How will Kara Danvers make her way to the Arrowverse for the upcoming four-way crossover between Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl?
“Last year, Supergirl established that Flash was able to make his way to what I call Earth-CBS, and it stands to reason that, with the proper breach technology, the reverse can happen,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told reporters Tuesday following a screening of this week’s Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.
In the crossover, the heroes will team up to fight against the Dominators, who in the comics were a technologically advanced alien race that wanted to invade Earth and eliminate the threat posed by unpredictable metahumans — and they have similar motivations during the crossover. “Once the heroes realize that they’re up against aliens, they decide that they need an alien on their side,” Guggenheim says. “Fortunately, Barry knows a really nice one. I don’t think it’s a big shock that between Barry and Cisco, and all their experiences with Earth-2 and the multi-verse, that they can pluck her from Earth-CBS.”
Guggenheim also revealed that the crossover will actually kick off at the end of an episode of Supergirl, where Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Barry (Grant Gustin) basically enlist Kara’s help. “Some people call it a four-way crossover because it involves four shows; my ulcer requires me to call it a three-part crossover,” Guggenheim explains. “The story that’s being told has a beginning, middle, and end: a beginning in Flash, a middle in Arrow, and an end in Legends. But Supergirl is very much a part of the whole thing, so we are crossing over four shows — four shows in three parts.”
The biggest challenge the producers faced in creating the crossover was not actually bringing all these heroes together, but also telling the story within Arrow’s upcoming 100th episode. “When the news broke that the 100th episode was also going to be the crossover episode, people were up and down my Twitter and Greg [Berlanti’s] Twitter I think, in this case, in a very positive way,” Guggenheim says. “People didn’t want to feel like the crossover was highjacking what should be a really seminal episode and a seminal moment for the show Arrow, which I think is wonderful. Greg came up with an idea that really does allow us to have our cake and eat it, too.”
In addition to original cast members Jamey Sheridan, Katie Cassidy, and Susanna Thompson returning, Guggenheim revealed that John Barrowman and Neal McDonough will both reprise their roles as Malcolm Merlyn and Damien Darhk, respectively, in the 100th episode. “I haven’t seen the episode all cut together yet, but it has some incredibly iconic moments,” he says. “It is a love letter to the show, it draws on all previous 99 episodes pretty much. Everyone who we could have in the episode, from a scheduling point of view, is in the episode. Even the people who we couldn’t have, because of conflicting schedules, are represented. At the same time, you’ve got Flash and Supergirl; that’s an enormous amount of fun. Certainly the recruits also play a very large role, an important role, in the episode. I’m really excited about it.” By recruits, Guggenheim is referring to the new Team Arrow, which includes Curtis (Echo Kellum), Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez), Ragman (Joe DiNicol), and Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin).
With that said, Guggenheim had high praise for Stephen Amell’s performance in the landmark hour. “There’s one moment in it that I think is probably Stephen’s finest performance to date,” he says. “This one scene, that really has two moments within the one scene, it will break your heart. It will take your heart, pull it out, and stomp it on the floor. It’s very, very affecting. It’s all on Stephen’s back. It’s incredible. Willa [Holland]’s amazing in the episode. Everyone obviously brought their A game to it. I’m really, really excited about it. It’s the 100th episode!”
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When Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and the Legends of Tomorrow gather for the upcoming epic four-way crossover, they’ll be faced with their toughest challenge yet: The Dominators.
In the comics, specifically in Invasion!, the Dominators are technologically advanced aliens who form a coalition with various other races to invade Earth and eliminate the threat posed by unpredictable metahumans.
“I will say that their goal is very closely related to what was established in the comics, and it does have to do with metahumans,” Arrow and Legends executive producer Marc Guggenheim told EW on our SiriusXM radio show Superhero Insider. “It’s very, very faithful to the comics.”
The arrival of the Dominators will force the Arrowverse’s superheroes to team up for what Guggenheim calls their “most ambitious” crossover yet. “I think it’s massively different,” he says of the four-way team-up. “The first crossover we did was two separate storylines that had a slight tangential connection to each other. Then last year, the crossover we did was a two-parter that told one complete story with a beginning, middle, and end across Flash and Arrow, but it also had the work of setting up Legends of Tomorrow.”
“This year,” Guggenheim continues, “we’re doing by far the most ambitious crossover we’ve ever done. It’s basically a huge three-part story that also brings in Supergirl, so it’s crossing over all four shows. It’s telling one big epic movie of a story. It’s not setting up any other spin-offs, it’s just big, bombastic, huge action. There’s also some really poignant character moments. There’s a lot of plot lines, particularly I would say in Flash and Legends, that come to fruition in the crossover. It’s by far the most ambitious thing we’ve ever attempted. I want to say it’s by far one of the most ambitious things anyone in network television has ever attempted. It’s completely insane.”
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The CW is hosting what’s sure to be an epic four-way crossover between Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow soon — and we’ve got new details.
Following a press screening of Monday’s episode of Supergirl, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed how some of the characters will react to Kara, a.k.a. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), given she’s one of very few aliens — if not the first — that they’ve come across.
“Some people, like Barry [Grant Gustin], already know her, so Barry’s completely cool with her,” Kreisberg says, referring to The Flash-Supergirl crossover from last year. “Some people are instantly charmed by her; I think Sara’s [Caity Lotz] got a little crush on her. Diggle [David Ramsey], as always, just when he thinks he’s seen it all, there’s a moment in it where somebody says, ‘This is Supergirl,’ and they say, ‘What’s so super about her?’ and she just lifts off the ground. Dig’s like, ‘I’m convinced.’”
But not everyone in the Arrowverse may be as welcoming. “Part of Oliver’s [Stephen Amell] journey in those episodes is he’s kind of hit his breaking point for things he’s willing to accept,” Kreisberg says. “He’s had Mirakuru soldiers, the Lazarus Pit, magic, and Damien Darhk, but flying aliens who can incinerate you with their eyes is one beyond the pale for him. He’s keeping his distance, which is a very Oliver thing to do. Even Kara comments, ‘Does he not like me?’ Barry’s like, ‘No, that’s kind of how he treats everybody.’”
Oliver will certainly have to get used to the idea of aliens, considering the Dominators are the crossover’s villains. In the comics, specifically in Invasion!, the Dominators are a technologically advanced alien race who form a coalition with various other races to invade Earth, all in the name of eliminating the threat posed by unpredictable metahumans. The Daxamites were part of the coalition, and the newly arrived Mon-El (Chris Wood) on Supergirl hails from Daxam. Coincidence?
The Arrow-Flash-Supergirl-Legends of Tomorrow crossover is expected to kick off in November.
source : EW
This summer, fans got the news that the heroes of The CW’s four #DCTV shows would be teaming up for a four-episode crossover event—the largest crossover so far for the network. Details regarding the crossover are rather scarce, but we do know a few things. We know the event will feature Supergirl, the Flash, Green Arrow and the time-traveling crew of the Waverider. (Heck, we’ve even been given our first look at it. Well, sort of.) We know the crossover’s coming in the late fall, and that it will feature high stakes action, fun character interactions and incredible special effects.
And now we know who our heroes are facing—the Dominators.
If you’re unfamiliar with the extraterrestrial beasties, let us acquaint you. The Dominators are a sinister, technologically advanced alien race who view Earth’s tendency to generate super-powered people as a sign that humans may essentially evolve to be genetically superior. So naturally, they decide to wipe us out before that ever becomes a problem.
This storyline largely played out in a three-issue comic crossover event called INVASION!, much of which was drawn by one Todd McFarlane.
“This year, for our mega ‘Arrowverse’ crossover, we’re taking inspiration from a DC crossover from the late 1980s known as Invasion!, which featured an alien race called the Dominators, who’d previously vexed the Legion of Super-Heroes,” explains Arrow and DC’s Legends of TomorrowExecutive Producer Marc Guggenheim. “We’re using cutting edge prosthetics and computer effects to achieve a feature film-quality look which is faithful to Invasion! artist Todd McFarlane’s interpretation of the characters.”
Here’s another look at that interpretation:
While the Dominators have appeared in animated DC movies and shows, this will be the first time we’ll be seeing them in live action.
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“We’re excited to announce,” reads a Warner Bros press release, “that the Big Bad for this season’s 4-way crossover between Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be DC Comics’ Dominators.”
“This year, for our mega ‘Arrowverse’ crossover,” explained executive producer Marc Guggenheim, “we’re taking inspiration from a DC crossover from the late 1980s known as Invasion!, which featured an alien race called the Dominators, who’d previously vexed the Legion of Superheroes.”
1989’s Invasion! event saw the Dominators becoming concerned at the burgeoning number of metahumans on Earth, genetically enhancing their own metagenes to take them on. It’s not yet clear if that will be the reasoning for this TV-centric invasion, however.
“We’re using cutting edge prosthetics and computer effects to achieve a feature film-quality look,” explained Guggenheim, “which is faithful to Invasion! artist Todd McFarlane’s interpretation of the characters.”
The crossover has been described as “the biggest one ever” by CW head Mark Pedowitz, and is due to air this December.
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