For many fans, the Arrowverse crossover was the highlight of last year's DC TV. Four of the most popular shows on TV (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow) came together to deliver three seamless episodes that were not only action packed and visually amazing, but also surprisingly touching. The superhero crossover episodes led to The CW having the highest-rated week ever. Needless to say it's certainly going to be hard to top last year's mega event. However, perhaps the writers may have found a way — by adapting a well-known comic issue.
Whereas last year the #Arrowverse went up against the alien species called The Dominators, this year the superheroes might face some of their fiercest opponents allied together to defeat the heroes on a very special day: Barry and Iris's wedding. While there really isn't an issue in the comics where all the characters from the Arrowverse come together to celebrate Barry and Iris's big wedding, there is for Green Arrow and Black Canary's wedding in the Justice League of America Wedding Special #1.
Why do I think that this is gonna be the basis for the #DC crossover, you ask? Let's look at all the things we know about the crossover so far.
What We Know About The Crossover
The CW President Mark Pedowitz, hinted (when asked about the crossover) that,
"Love is in the air."
Producer Greg Berlanti then teased,
"Our way of making the show bigger this year was to go even more personal, so it's a big life event for a few different people on the show."
"We're really approaching this big four-part event as two back-to-back two hour movies, and I think when you look at it through that lens, it becomes less important for the Supergirl episode to feel like a Supergirl episode and the Arrow episode to feel like an Arrow episode, which was always our approach in the past."
Why A Wedding-Themed Crossover Would Work
If the crossover really is about Barry and Iris's wedding, the focus wouldn't need to be on the characters of each show but rather on the bride and groom. Logically speaking of course, it makes sense that all the characters from the vast Arrowverse would be invited to attend the joyous occasion. After all, they've helped each other and saved the world together countless times. Had this been the Green Arrow-Black Canary wedding in the comics it would have made less sense for #Supergirl (and Team Supergirl) to come to the Green #Arrow's wedding because they really don't know each other that well. However, Barry and Kara are on great terms and this would fall perfectly in sync.
Something that I noticed during the Comic-Con interviews was that the writers and characters stayed mum on when #BarryAllen and Iris would tie the knot. Usually, showrunners either state that the wedding will happen this season or they say that they want to take time with the relationship and the wedding will happen somewhere down their future. The fact that The Flash cast evaded any and all questions about the upcoming nuptials only furthers my theory of a big superhero wedding.
So, Who's On The Guest List?
Of the heroes and villains in attendance at the wedding in the comics, many have already been depicted in the Arrowverse and others could easily be replaced. Some major Arrowverse characters that made an appearance in the comic include Killer Frost and Firestorm.
More than that though, the villains in the issue (and its follow-up issue) such as: Grodd, Livewire, Parasite and Deathstroke, alongside heroes like Hawkgirl, Jay Garrick, Martian Manhunter, Red Tornado, Roy Harper and Connor Hawke — all of whom have appeared in the Arrowverse in some capacity.
The live-action adaption of the comic will be different than the source material. It's hard to believe that we could get to see iconic heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman and the Lanterns or face off against Luthor, Cheshire and Joker. Nonetheless, it's easy to see why the JLA Wedding Issue could be the perfect crossover.
For now though, we have to wait until November 27 to get the first taste of The CW's two-day mega DC #TV crossover.
So, Arrowverse fans, what do you think? Will we get to see the Arrowverse together once again on Barry and Iris' big day? Comment below!