The CW is finally opening up about its plans for this year’s big Arrowverse crossover that will see Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the Legends come together again. Instead of fighting aliens like they did in last year’s Invasion! event, the heroes will take on Earth-X villains who’ve come to crash the West-Allen wedding everyone’s attending.
In a statement via EW, executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg disclosed where the idea initially spawned from. “We conceived this year’s crossover to be evocative of the annual Justice League/Justice Society crossovers we grew up with and looked forward to as kids.”
Such an occasion inspired the two to commission artist Phil Jimenez, who’s known for his work on Wonder Woman books and the Infinite Crisis miniseries. Jimenez created the following comic book cover for the upcoming event:
Jimenez said this of the artwork and what inspired it:
“Some of the first DC Comics I ever read were those insane crossovers with a dozen characters from alternate earths and dimensions — the kind of stuff I later became known for! So when CW asked me to do an homage cover inspired by those amazing team-up covers, I couldn’t resist the chance to draw all of The CW’s DC superheroes in one crazy action sequence.”
The poster hints at several interesting things to come, one in particular being The Ray making his Arrowverse debut. The character is set to star in a CW Seed series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray, which will premiere on the digital platform in 2018. According to TVLine, Quantico star Russell Tovey has been cast to play the gay superhero.
Another intriguing aspect of the above poster is the tease that Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold will return. Seen at the bottom left of the page, it appears as though he’ll be fighting alongside our heroes.
The four-way crossover will air on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28.
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