Yesterday, the cast and producers from The CW’s Arrowverse–Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow–appeared at PaleyFest 2017 and with such a large gathering comes a lot of news.
Here’s what you need to know about each show:
We’ve already learned a few things about The Flash moving forward, the title for episode 19 among them. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg spoke about the episode 18 metahuman that Barry will go up against and how he knows the identity of the speed god.
[Episode] 18 has Abra Kadabra, who’s also a villain from the future. He knows who Savitar is and it becomes a moral conundrum to Barry and the team to let Abra Kadabra go in order to get Savitar’s identity. It’s one of those great morality plays. Can you be a hero if you do one bad thing for the greater good?
As for Barry and Iris? Actress Candice Patton says that there’s still hope for the couple.
I think for Barry and Iris there’s always a way to come back. They are really and truly each other’s true loves. They just have to get on the same page and stick with it.
Patton also mentioned that her musical crossover character, Millie Floss, has a lot to do with helping Barry and Kara with their dilemmas.
She’s completely different and she’s very much a part of helping Barry and Kara remember that love is the most important thing.
Executive producer Todd Helbing also talked about where we will see the beloved couple by the end of the musical and how it “kickstarts” the final episodes of season 3.
You’ll see at the end of the musical where Iris and Barry are. It sort of kickstarts the last six episodes. There’s another episode further down the line were Barry does something to get a key piece of information to help them, and that really snowballs into the last couple episodes.
Last week, Oliver had to deal with Adrian Chase, aka Prometheus. Executive producer Wendy Mericle teased that the upcoming episode was going to get pretty dark.
Oliver goes through arguably the toughest thing he’s ever been through with Adrian Chase. Stephen [Amell] gives this performance that he’s more or less broken at the end of the episode.
Mericle also told fans to prepare for a very different kind of season finale.
I’ll just say this: Star City is not in jeopardy. As we’ve joked before, there’s always a terrorist attack on Star City in May. Not this time. Prometheus is a very personal villain, very psychological villain and the ending will be appropriate to that.
And what about Felicity’s journey to the dark side? Mericle said that, although Felicity is flirting with the dark side by working with Helix, there’s “hope” for her.
She got involved with Helix and she’s now in this really dark space. We’re going to see how she comes out on the other end of that. There’s always hope on Arrow. As dark as we get, ultimately I think there’s a lot of hope on the show.
When Supergirl comes back on Monday, Kara will not be very happy with Mon-El after discovering that he’s been lying to her about who he really is. Actress Melissa Benoist spoke about how it’ll dredge up old feelings toward Daxamites.
Well, when you find out that the person you love hasn’t been honest with you about who they really are, and when you disagree so wholeheartedly with the way they were raised and where they come from, it’s not going to bode well for them romantically. The title definitely stirs up some old feelings. Kryptonians and Daxamites do not agree. It’s a little Hatfield/McCoys, Romeo and Juliet sort of thing.
Legends of Tomorrow
The Legends will be traveling back to World War I in this week’s episode, but executive producer Phil Klemmer says that before the season is over, the team of misfits will experience some time warping.
We’re going to get into some very strange, mind-bending, experimental alternate kind of reality action.
Klemmer also mentioned that season 3 would see some new faces on the Waverider, one of which is already an existing character within the Arrowverse. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim expanded on this notion.
We’re drawing on an established character who is not from the comics. Let me be very clear: not original to the show but not from the comics and not from any of the other DC Arrowverse shows.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
DCTV’s Arrowverse Episode Roundup: The Past Haunts
Welcome back to the DCTV Arrowverse episode roundup! This week in The CW’s superhero universe (multiverse?), our heroes dealt with a lot of action, some betrayal, thoughts on the future, and buckets and buckets of tension and angst.
You can check out all of my previous DCTV Arrowverse episode roundups here!
The Flash saw Barry re-enter the speed force in order to get Wally back; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow went to the moon to take back a piece of the spear of destiny; Arrow attempted to take prematurely take on Prometheus.
The connecting theme this week is that of your past coming back to haunt you in ways you didn’t think were possible.
Each episode roundup recaps the show’s main plot points, with a section for commentary.
Let’s get started! Click through the gallery to read through each episode!
Up next: The Flash