The CW has recently released the official poster for the upcoming eighth season premiere of The Flash, which will kick off a five-part event following the Armageddon storyline. Armageddon is the official name of the upcoming seventh annual Arrowverse crossover event on the CW. The storyline will focus on The Flash, along with a number of his closest allies, as they go up against Despero (Tony Curran). You can check out the recently released poster for The Flash: Armageddon below.
The upcoming crossover event will feature multiple appearances by Javicia Leslie as Batwoman, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Chyler Leigh as Sentinel, Kat McNamara as Mia Queen and Osric Chau as Ryan Choi. The event, will kick off on November 16 at 8 p.m. ET, along with returning villains Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough). This event will mark the return of Osric Chau in the Arrowverse since his last appearance on Crisis on Infinite Earths. Also returning to make an appearance will be Kat McNamara, Chyler Leigh, and Cress Williams since the end of Arrow, Supergirl, and Black Lightning, respectively.
The official synopsis for The Flash: Armageddon reads as, picking up six months after the conclusion of season 7, a powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton) and the rest of Team Flash are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world. But with time running out, and the fate of humanity at stake, Flash and his companions will also need to enlist the help of some old friends if the forces of good are to prevail.
“Simply put, these are going to be some of the most emotional Flash episodes ever,” said The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace said in a statement. “Plus, there are some truly epic moments and huge surprises that await our fans. And we’re doing them on a scale that’s bigger and bolder than our traditional Flash episodes. So yes, Armageddon is a lot more than just another graphic novel storyline. It’s going to be a true event for Flash and Arrowverse fans, old and new. Honestly, I can’t wait for audiences to see what we’ve got planned.”
The Armageddon event will be the first crossover where all parts will air as episodes on a single television series, rather than the parts airing as episodes on multiple series. This new approach was taken due to the COVID-19 protocols and restrictions. Unfortunately, it has already been confirmed that Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl, and Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman will not be making an appearance in the upcoming event. Showrunner Eric Wallace had originally approached both Melissa Benoist and Tyler Hoechlin about appearing in Armageddon, but were unable to do so due to scheduling conflicts and COVID-19 restrictions. It has also been revealed that Carlos Valdes will not be returning as Cisco Ramon in any capacity.
So far The Flash himself has faced some tough villains over the past few years, but if Tony Curran’s Despero carries the same alien superintelligence and immense strength as he does in the DC comic book universe, he will most likely be one the fiercest foes Barry Allen has battled yet. The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, beginning on November 16 with the start of Armageddon. Both Ray and Nora had also recently appeared in the hundredth episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Currently, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman have already begun airing their respective seasons.
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