Grant Gustin & Stephen Amell On Swapping Roles For ‘Elseworlds’ Crossover

Arrowverse stars Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell talked about swapping roles for next month’s Elseworlds crossover on The CW.

While the crossover was shooting in Vancouver, it was revealed that Gustin and Amell would be swapping each other’s tights. It has been described as a Freaky Friday scenario with Oliver Queen becoming Barry Allen and vice-versa. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gustin described the situations the heroes face in the crossover event and talked about getting a chance to portray Green Arrow:

“You’re not going to see me playing Oliver Queen’s mannerisms, or Stephen playing Barry’s mannerisms. It’s more being aware that for some reason we’ve switched lives and destinies. It’s more the fun of the situational comedy that we keep finding ourselves in, and less us having a complete role reversal. We get to see Stephen do some of the more goofy speed stuff I have to do on a regular basis, and I get some actual combat as Green Arrow. So, we just see different colors for each of us.”

Amell also touched on what it was like to don the Flash suit and become Barry Allen:

“Having superpowers is crazy! Wearing the Flash suit is crazy! The idea is that in order to be the best version of Barry Allen, which I have to be because we face a threat, there are elements of his personality I have to embrace, and there are elements of my personality that he has to embrace.”

The upcoming Elseworlds crossover will find Green Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl visiting Gotham City after learning about the machinations of a sinister Arkham Asylum doctor. The event will mark the introduction of Ruby Rose as Batwoman and the first appearance of Gotham City in the Arrowverse. Superman will also appear in the crossover, with Tyler Hoechlin reprising the role from Supergirl, and Grimm star Elizabeth Tulloch will portray Lois Lane in the character’s Arrowverse debut.

The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.

All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

‘The Flash’ Thanksgiving Episode Synopsis & Photos Reveal DC’s Weather Witch

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Flash DC Comics Weather WitchThe CW has released the official synopsis and photos featuring DC's Weather Witch for the Thanksgiving episode of The Flash.

The Thanksgiving-themed episode of The Flash will pit the Scarlet Speedster against Weather Witch and new photos offer fans a glimpse look at a confrontation Barry and Nora have with the DC villain. Additional photos provide a look the holiday feast and insight into Cicada's personal life.

You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery!

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You can read the official synopsis below:

THANKSGIVING - While Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) grapples with unresolved anger over her father's disappearance in the future, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash must stop a powerful new meta, Weather Witch (guest star Reina Hardesty), from killing her own father, Weather Wizard (guest star Liam Mcintyre). Sarah Boyd directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#507).

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison “Sherloque” Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen, and Chris Klein as Cicada.

The Flash airs on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.