The latest cover story for Entertainment Weekly is all about the the Arrowverse, which has 5 different covers for fans to collect that go on sale on July 25th, featuring various CW heroes like Batwoman, Flash, Supergirl, White Canary, and of course Green Arrow, giving us our first look at Oliver and his new costume in season eight!
You can check out some of the new images of Oliver from “Arrow” season eight below:
The article also shared some new details about what new adventure awaits Oliver in the show’s final season, as well as revealing just how big this year’s crossover is going to be with “Crisis On Infinite Earths:”
You can check out the new details from Entertainment Weekly below:
Arrow Season 8:
The final season finds Oliver working for the all-seeing extra-terrestrial the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) and trying to save the entire multiverse from a cataclysmic event. “[We’re] taking the show on the road, really getting away from Star City. Oliver is going to be traveling the world, and we’re going to go to a lot of different places,” says Guggenheim. “Every time I see Oliver and the Monitor, it’s like, ‘Okay, we are very far from where we started.’ But again, that means the show has grown and evolved.” Adds Schwartz, “This is sort of his final test because it’s greater than Star City.” Along the way, he will head down memory lane, with actor Colin Donnell, who played Oliver’s best friend Tommy Merlyn in season 1, and Segarra’s Adrian Chase making appearances. “Episode 1 is an ode to season 1, and episode 2 is an ode to season 3,” teases Amell. “We’re playing our greatest hits.”
But season 8 is not just about building toward a satisfying series finale. “Everything relates to what’s going to happen in our crossover episode, which we’ve never done before,” says Schwartz. Spanning five hours and airing this winter, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will be the biggest crossover yet and may see Oliver perish trying to save the multiverse from destruction, if the Monitor’s prophecy is to be believed. “Oliver [is told] he’s going to die, so each episode in the run-up to ‘Crisis’ has Oliver dealing with the various stages of grief that come with that discovery,” says Guggenheim. “So the theme really is coming to terms, acceptance.”
If there’s one person who has made his peace with Oliver’s fate, it’s Amell. “Because he’s a superhero with no superpowers, I always felt he should die — but he may also not die,” says Amell, who actually found out what the show’s final scene would be at EW’s cover shoot. “I cried as [Marc Guggenheim] was telling me. There are a lot of hurdles to get over to make that final scene.”
Crisis On Infinite Earths Crossover:
EW has confirmed that the highly anticipated event will include Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman, the newest Arrowverse series. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will be five hours long and air over two quarters, the CW announced at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York Thursday morning.
It still feels a bit strange to think that we’re about to gear up for the final season of “Arrow” in these next few months, and it definitely sounds like their planning to end the series in the biggest way possible.
With San Diego Comic Con happening this weekend, we should be getting even more details about the final season of “Arrow,” and hopefully our first trailer. But until then, be sure to head on over to Entertainment Weekly for the full article and images from their cover story, as well as a cool behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot.