Arrow, “Flash” Crossover Clip & New Details

The CW has unveiled the official trailer for “Flash vs. Arrow,” next week’s two-night crossover event of its two biggest shows as the heroes come together to stop a threat that could destroy Central City. You can see that trailer below.

Producer Marc Guggenheim has also given some interviews about the episodes and revealed new details about the rest of the seasons for both shows.

In a big surprise, the hardline rule of keeping things real world in “Arrow” and not including metahumans is being thrown out the window. He tells CBR: “What’s fun about episode 8 for Arrow is it proved to me, as a writer and a producer, hey, you know what? You can do metahumans on Arrow without feeling like the show is changing its tone too much. It’s something that we all sort of collectively realized — hey, the show can handle that.”

He also confirms to IGN that the show will return from its mid-season break and in the continuity Oliver Queen will have been missing for some time following his confrontation with Ra’s al Ghul in the mid-season finale, a confrontation that will “change the show”. He also says Brandon Routh’s Atom costume is by far the best costume they’ve ever designed and will be of big-budget movie caliber.

Meanwhile on “The Flash,” actor Grant Gustin has spoken about the appearance of Reverse-Flash in the mid-season finale and it sounds like it will be no mere cameo. He tells EW:

“Barry will actually get to come face to face with him, not just running with him, but standing face to face with him, looking at him. He’s vibrating, so he doesn’t know who he is. We don’t see his face. No characters see his face and the audience doesn’t necessarily see his face either, but Barry gets to hear him say that he killed his mom.

I didn’t even remotely see coming what Andrew Kreisberg told me is going to be one of the turning points with that storyline. I’ve heard so many theories surrounding Reverse Flash that are all interesting. I was like, ‘Oh, I know what’s going on,’ but literally no one knows what’s going on. Anyone who thinks they know what’s going on is wrong. I’m in the in and I thought I knew, but Andrew told me and I was like, ‘Holy crap.”

Finally, in regards to both shows, producer Andrew Kreisberg has confirmed they will not be using the iconic homes of Batman and Superman in the series. He tells ComicBook.com: “I’m a huge fan of Nightwing. But there are cities we can use, and then there’s everything else. You won’t be hearing Gotham or Metropolis on the show anytime soon.”