Over the weekend a WonderCon panel was held for The CW’s two key DC Comics series “The Flash” and “Arrow” where the show’s producers and stars talked about the remaining episodes of their respective seasons, what’s in store for next season, and how the two shows will deal with the currently untitled third series in the works set in the same universe.
MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD
First up, “The Flash”. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg confirms that Cisco will help Arrow’s Laurel Lance with a new version of the ‘Canary Cry’ (so Black Canary isn’t going to become a metahuman), however one character whom appears to be getting a metahuman change is “Flash” regular Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker). The actress says we may get to see her as the character Killer Frost “sooner than you think”.
Asked about second season villain plans, Kreisberg says: “I think we definitely want to meet the Mirror Master next year. I’m sure Dr. Alchemy will show up at some point. And we’ve got one thing that hopefully people will lose their minds over.”
In regards to “Arrow,” actor David Ramsey indicated that one particular subplot that’s been slowly developing over the first three seasons will come to a head next year:
“From my understanding, H.I.V.E. is going to be a big part of next season’s big baddie. We are going to delve right into why H.I.V.E. hired Deadshot to kill Andy and what H.I.V.E. is all about to begin with. There will be a lot of Diggle’s connection to H.I.V.E. next season so stay tuned.”
“Arrow” star Stephen Amell also spoke about the third CW superhero series in the works, and suggests there will be even more connectivity between the shows than there has been this season:
“I would imagine that I would be appearing on all three shows. I would imagine that we will be sprinkling characters in… I know that there is a plan for one character, who originated on Arrow and is not one of the main characters on the new spin-off, to hover between all three shows – and that will be their job, so to speak. You’ll see a lot of interconnectivity next year.”
Who that character is? Best bet right now is Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity Smoak.