Arrow 50th Ep, Flash Crossover Teased

“Arrow” star Stephen Amell revealed at Salt Lake City Comic-Con over the weekend that he has seen the director’s cut of the upcoming third season’s fourth episode, entitled “The Magician”. According to CBM, Amell says the episode features a big confrontation:

“Last night, I watched the director’s cut for episode 304 and it was awesome. It is our 50th episode, it is worthy of a 50th episode. It has a scene and a confrontation in it that has literally been 2.5 years in the making.”

This has led to speculation that he means the villain Ra’s al Ghul (Matthew Nable) will finally reunite with Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman). The latter has hinted since the first season that he and Ra’s didn’t leave on good terms.

Meanwhile producer Greg Berlanti spoke about the anticipated crossover episodes between “Arrow” and “The Flash” due to air later this year. The episodes will see them teaming to take down a villain, but at least initially they’ll more likely be fighting each other. Berlanti tells FlashTVNews:

“We use a famous Flash villain, actually, in the Arrow episode, and then I would say as much as there is a villain in the Flash one – the first one (entitled “Flash vs. Arrow”) – we’re not deceiving anybody with the title. There will be some real fisticuffs between our heroes. It’s all the interpersonal stuff, so it’s the real connection… the deepening friendship between Barry and Oliver is always great. But when you’re getting to write scenes with Cisco and Dig… that’s just a cool scene, you know? And Diggle’s reaction when he sees what The Flash can really do? It’s hysterical and funny.”