It’s official – DC Comics is taking over television. Gotham just premiered to big numbers on Fox, Constantine is coming to NBC in October, Supergirl is coming to CBS, and the (teen?) Titans are coming to TNT. And yet, even with all that in the pipeline, one of the more exciting upcoming developments is the crossover between The CW’s Arrow and its spinoff series The Flash.
Not much is known about the crossover, except that it’ll take place during episode 8 of each show and the running time of each episode will be approximately two hours. It won’t, of course, be the first time Barry Allen meets Oliver Queen – either before or after Allen receives his superspeed – but it’ll almost certainly be the first time the two superheroes trade blows.
That’s right, images from the set of the crossover shoot have appeared on the Internet (courtesy of JustJared), and they strongly indicate that Barry and Ollie will be duking it out. Considering the first of the two crossover episodes will be titled “Flash vs. Arrow” – and Flash showrunner Greg Berlianti has said there will be “fisticuffs” between our heroes – that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
In the images, stars Stephen Amell (Arrow) and Grant Gustin (Flash) watch as their stunt doubles rehearse the fight scene. At one point, Amell’s stunt double manages to get Gustin’s into a headlock.
Grant Gustin & Stephen Amell watching rehearsal
A fight between the fastest man alive and a playboy-turned-warrior should be interesting indeed. For example, how does a (semi) regular human being land a punch against a person who can run so fast he’s virtually invisible? Then again, this version of The Flash is a bit green around the ears – he hasn’t honed his powers yet, nor does he completely understand them – and it’s not as though either Flash or Arrow are going to be trying to destroy one another.
It should be noted that superhero fights are something of a time-honored tradition, particularly when it comes to team-ups. Ever since the Golden Age of comic books, superheroes have initially butted heads before putting aside their issues to take down the big bad together. There’s little doubt that we’ll be seeing some variation of this trope during the crossover, and you can probably expect to see something similar in the upcoming Batman v Superman film.
What say you, Screen Ranters? Are you looking forward to the Arrow/Flash crossover? Who do you think will win the fight between Arrow and The Flash – the guy who can break the sound barrier or the guy who can run an six-minute mile? Drop us a line in the comments.
The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 @8pm on The CW.
Arrow season 3 premieres Wednesday, October 8th @8pm.