GRANT GUSTIN Talks “FLASH” S8 PREMIERE, Start of “ARMAGEDDON” Crossover

The moment The CW began airing multiple DC superhero TV series under the collective “Arrow” verse, the prospect of crossing the shows and casts became a highly anticipated annual tradition. From initial two-series team-ups, the crossovers eventually encompassed all segments of the “Arrow” verse. This includes even The CW DC series set in different universes (Earth-<number>), until the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” event of December 2019 to January 2020 mashed all shows involved into Earth-Prime. Then the COVID pandemic foiled crossover plans for 2020. This 2021, The CW will not be denied. “The Flash” star Grant Gustin is looking forward to the “Armageddon” crossover which his home series will kick-start.

Entertainment Weekly tells us that Grant Gustin is excited for the newest The CW crossover of its DC shows, entitled “Armageddon.” The storyline event will commence right with the season 8 premiere of “The Flash” this coming November 16. “Armageddon” will consist of a five-part adventure that begins with Barry Allen/Flash (Gustin) teaming up with Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams), but also involve other “Arrow” verse heroes. The appearance of Williams as Pierce is also rather poignant considering that “Black Lightning” concluded its fourth and final season back in May.

In interview with EW, Gustin spoke of the experience shooting the “Armageddon” crossover, particularly the ease of production due to the storyline being centered on Flash and his home series. He also remarked at three days of filming with Williams as Black Lightning, which he described as both “cool” for both of them and “heavy” for the plot involved. “I’m looking forward to seeing how those turned out,” Gustin says. “I know we had a good time shooting them, and there were a lot of different elements in those scenes.” Williams apparently felt the same, having last worked with Gustin during “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”

The “Armageddon” crossover sees Grant Gustin’s Flash facing the overwhelming threat of an alien conqueror named Despero (Tony Curran). In the comics and other DC media, Despero possessed a third eye that had hypnotic and telekinetic powers, as well as energy blasts, plus his superhuman strength that surpasses the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman. Barry must gather the active “Arrow” verse heroes, from Batwoman (Javicia Leslie), Atom (Brandon Routh), Sentinel (Chyler Leigh), and current Green Arrow Mia Queen (Katherine McNamara). It starts off with the eighth season of “The Flash,” premiering on The CW next week, on November 16.

Image courtesy of Bleeding Cool

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