‘The Flash’ Will Still Have Lighter Tone For ‘Crisis On Earth-X’ Crossover

Flash Crisis Earth XNext week, the heroes of The CW’s Arrowverse will unite to thwart an army of Nazi invaders led by their evil doppelgangers in the “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover. While the stakes are certainly high, actor Grant Gustin revealed that two-night event will have a lighter tone – particularly with The Flash portion of the crossover – during an interview with Screen Rant.

Stating that “Crisis on Earth-X” has topped previous crossovers, Gustin explained that The Flash will retain the light and comedic tone it returned to this year and teased “fun” interactions between Barry and Kara:

“I mean there’re more people than ever included and some of the biggest sequences you’ll see with the most superheroes we’ve ever seen together at any given time. But we kind of stick, also — at least on The Flash side of things — we stick with the comedy we’ve had all year. That still exists within the crossover. Barry and Kara have a few interactions that are kind of fun, classic Barry-Kara interactions. I meet a couple new characters. I mean it’s just bigger than ever before.”

You can read the official synopsis for “Crisis on Earth X, Part 1” below!

THE EPIC FOUR-WAY CROSSOVER WITH “ARROW,” “SUPERGIRL,” “THE FLASH” AND “DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW” BEGINS — Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world. Larry Teng directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Robert Rovner & Jessica Queller (#308).

The 4-part crossover event is scheduled to being with Supergirl and Arrow on Monday, November 27 and concludes with The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, November 28.

Source: Screen Rant

10 Heroes Who Should Get Their Own CW Arrowverse Shows

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This past week marked the season finales for the core DC CW shows from the Arrowverse. Legends of Tomorrow ended a little bit earlier than Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow did, but all of the finales were great. They each successfully concluded the seasons and helped set things in motion for their upcoming seasons of the show. Supergirl teased a potential new villain, while The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow left us off with cliffhangers that will hopefully be resolved early next year.

While each of the DC CW shows were good, this season of Arrow was great! We here at Heroic Hollywood even gave an argument that this season of Arrow was better than this season of The Flash, due to how great this season for Oliver and the other Star City vigilantes were this year. Not only did the show deliver a compelling storyline, great choreographed action, and probably one of the best villains the CW produced (Prometheus), it also marked the return of Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (arguably the second best villain of Arrow), who has been missing since season two. His return at the end of “Missing” made fans excited for his return. Recently actor Manu Bennett has been campaigning for a Deathstroke spin-off within the Arrowverse. The sometimes good, sometimes bad guy was a great presence earlier in Arrow and the character was one of the highlights of the past seasons. It would be interesting to see his backstory if possible, as well as what happens after he helped Oliver and Team Arrow on Lian Yu.

With that said, there are still plenty of characters who could get their own show within the DC universe. The DC CW universe started with Arrow and has quickly spun off into a wide range of shows, each able to stand on their own, each interconnected as well. Because of this, they have created their own coherent cinematic universe. The CW has been very successful with their DC shows as well. They have almost run out of days of the week to have their shows on, and with such a high volume of characters to work with, there’s a great deal of DC characters who could get their own spin-off shows. Next fall we will see Black Lightning (although it’s stated not to be a part of the Arrowverse… yet), so the sky’s the limit for what they can do. Here are a few ideas for spin-offs for the Arrowverse.

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  • Ruben C Barron

    I find this disappointing. I still haven’t loved an episode of flash this season and instantly find myself annoyed with the constant use of idiotic sitcom level “aw shucks” comedy. I understand they wanted a lighter tone, but there’s a difference between infusing your show with some comedic elements and making it a straight comedy. And that’s how this season has felt to me. It’s more a comedy with some dramatic elements thrown in. Maybe they’ll get things straightened out next season.