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Official details emerge for Arrow, Supergirl, Flash and Legends crossover event

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Sep 22, 2017

We've been waiting for it to happen, and now SYFY WIRE has learned the details of this coming season's gigantic CW/DC crossover event involving Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.

Titled "Crisis on Earth-X," the two-night spectacular will air on Monday, November 27, and Tuesday, November 28. Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends will all be broadcast in their regular timeslots, while a special episode of Arrow will air right after Supergirl on Monday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Production began today (Friday, September 22) on the event, which will find all the superheroes showing up in Central City for the wedding of Barry Allen/Flash (Grant Gustin) and Iris West (Candice Patton) -- only to have the joyous festivities interrupted by an onslaught of villains from Earth-X.

To celebrate the crossover, The CW and Warner Bros. TV commissioned legendary comic artist Phil Jimenez, best known for his work on Wonder Woman, to create a custom comic book cover paying homage to the annual comic book crossovers that inspired this live-action one. Executive producers Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement:

“We conceived this year’s crossover to be evocative of the annual Justice League/Justice Society crossovers we grew up with and looked forward to as kids. Phil was the perfect choice to bring the comic book cover iteration of this idea to life. You can count on one hand the number of artists who could compellingly represent so many characters in a single image. Phil is one of them. And his design invokes the cover of Justice League #207, which was the 20th Annual JLA/JSA crossover. Our 10-year-old selves are in heaven.”

Jimenez added:

"Some of the first DC Comics I ever read were those insane crossovers with a dozen characters from alternate earths and dimensions -- the kind of stuff I later became known for! So when CW asked me to do an homage cover inspired by those amazing team-up covers, I couldn't resist, the chance to draw all of The CW’s DC superheroes in one crazy action sequence was insanely fun and exciting. And Romulo Fajardo'a colors brought everything to life!”

The artwork itself (see below) features a couple of spoilerish images: As EW points out, you can see Captain Cold in the bottom left corner, which means that Wentworth Miller will likely return for the nuptials/battles. Secondly, gay superhero The Ray, who's already scheduled to debut on the upcoming CW Seed animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray, will make his live-action debut in "Crisis on Earth-X." According to TV Line, he'll be played by Russell Tovey, who will also voice the animated version of the character.

Are you ready for the first four-series crossover in CW/DC history? Tell us below what you'd like to see happen ...

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