Stephen Amell, who stars in “Arrow” as Oliver Queen, discussed the future of “Flash”/”Arrow”/“Legends of Tomorrow” crossovers during an interview at IGN. Though he revealed future crossovers are always a tossup with the producers, he expressed his feeling that they were both inevitable and expected by fans.
“I was speaking with Mark Pedowitz, who’s the president of The CW obviously, and this really is something that is… I don’t know what the corollary is, I don’t know what the precedent is in the history of modern television where you have three shows on one network, each with a distinctive feel,” Amell shared. “And we weave ‘Legends’ into the crossover this year, but if everything goes well with that show, and I would say it will based on how talented everyone that’s involved in it is — on the cast side, the production side and the crew side — we could be looking at a situation next year where we’re able to weave three shows into a three-night event.”
“Again… this has never happened before,” he added. “It’s incredible, and it’s a real credit to principally Greg Berlanti and secondarily, a tie between The CW and the WB and DC — a three-way tie — that have given us so much to work with within the DC Universe, to be able to populate three shows. You have to do it. You have to do it. It would be like me going to a Blue Jays game and Josh Donaldson asking me if I wanted to take batting practice and me saying ‘No.’ I have to! I must! Right?”
“So, you know, the producers always say when we get to the end of the crossovers, ‘We’re probably not going to do one next year.’ They’re lying. Of course we are! If we don’t seize the opportunity to give the fans what I think is going to amount to, certainly this year, an incredibly interesting two-night event — because not only are we teaming up people that everybody knows in both the ‘Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ universe, but we’re weaving in the ‘Legends’ and helping to launch that show. So it’s a three-pronged attack, and it’s incredibly exciting,” he concluded.
Scheduled as part of The CW’s midseason lineup, “Legends of Tomorrow” stars Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as the Atom, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein (one-half of Firestorm), Renee as Hawkgirl and Arthur Darvill as time-traveler Rip Hunter. Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin will appear as Arrow and The Flash. “The Flash” currently airs Tuesdays at 8 pm EST on The CW, and “Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 pm EST on The CW.