A lot of fans are eagerly looking forward to the big CW crossover this year, especially after the network pulled out all the stops last year when ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Arrow,’ ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ and ‘The Flash,’ all joined forces to stop the Dominator threat in a very well received cross-over. So any new information about the big event for this fall is welcome information, and luckily, the producers of the various series’s, plus the CW President himself, have had a lot to say about the matter in the past few weeks.
According to Mark Guggenheim following a recent ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ panel:
“At the beginning of the year when Greg, Andrew [Kreisberg] and I first started talking about [the crossover], we were like, ‘There’s just no way we can top aliens last year. Let’s up the emotional content. At the very least we know we can bring the emotion.”
After CW President Mark Pedowitz made comments recently that “romance is in the air” in regards to the crossovers, Guggenheim stepped in to explain those words:
“I’m not saying the emotion is romantic necessarily. We really start from a place of we wanted there to be some really big emotional turns for our characters. I think one of the differences about the crossover this year as opposed to years past, years past it was always a fun event that you could really lift out of each season. There weren’t any big character moves that were done. We’re going some big character moves that will affect all four of the shows.”
Executive producer Greg Berlanti chimed in to the crossover rumors following an ‘Everwood’ panel by claiming:
“It’s a big life event for a few characters.”
As for whether we should look for any significance in the fact that for the crossover they will be pairing ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Arrow’ on one night and ‘The Flash’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ on another night, Guggenheim explained:
“We’re really approaching this as a big four part event as two back to back two hour movies. I think when you look at it through that lens, it becomes less important for the Supergirl episode to feel like a Supergirl episode and the Arrow episode to feel like an Arrow episode, which was always our approach in the past. Last year, we intentionally added time travel to the crossover episode of Legends because it was the Legends episode. This year we’re really approaching it as one big event. We really are telling a story that’s agnostic as to which particular hour of television it happens to be airing.”
Lots of information to digest there, but lots to be excited about as well, especially if they really do deliver on the idea of a true crossover, which is actually just a massive 4 hour movie. That is something that I am really looking forward to seeing, and cannot wait until November 27 and 28 when the crossover is set to air this year.
What do you think about the plans for this year’s big event? Do you have any theories on what they might be planning? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!