After last year’s Invasion! crossover in the Arrowverse, fans were left wondering just how and when we could see the followup. The dates were revealed today, but we unfortunately have to wait a bit more on the details.
It was announced at the CW’s TCA Upfronts that this year’s event will only take place over two days rather than four. The first night will consist of Arrow and Supergirl on Monday, November 27th. That will be followed up The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, November 28th. All the shows are in their normal slot, with the exceptions of Arrow which will be paired with Supergirl for the first time. Arrow will air on 9 PM after Supergirl.
No details have been announced yet, but showrunner Marc Guggenheim spoke back in June with Heroic Hollywood on how it would be handled. Concerned that nothing could top aliens, Guggenheim noted they are going for a more emotional approach.
“Every year we feel the pressure and I do feel like each crossover has topped the previous one. Topping last year’s [crossover] is a high bar, if for no other reason than what do you do that is bigger than aliens? We got some, I think, very, very exciting ideas. I would say, very early on in the process in actually doing last year’s crossover, Greg said that ‘there’s probably no way to get bigger than aliens’. So the best way to make this year’s crossover especially epic is, if you can’t increase the bombast, increase the emotional stakes and the emotional pay-offs. A very oblique comment on where our heads are at for this season.”
I’m really interested in how this plays out, but I really hope that the “emotional” part of it is the team trying to get Barry out of the speed force. This would be way too late in the season and probably alienate a lot of fans by then. Remember to catch up on The Flash season 4 and what to expect here.
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