‘The Flash’ Season 8 Will Kick Off With A Crossover Event With Returning Characters

After how epic the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover was, you had to wonder if the Arrowverse would ever see another such event.  After taking a bit of a break, it looks like Team Flash will be bringing some familiar faces back to help with another major threat.  The CW and Warner Bros. Television have announced that "Armageddon" will be the latest crossover offering, and it's coming this Fall.

The five episode event will begin with the Season 8 premiere of The Flash on November 16th at 8pm.  Before I talk about who is coming back, let's deal with that is bringing them back in the first place.  "Armageddon" deals with, "a powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances and Barry (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."

The event series will feature some returning characters, some of which you might have thought that you would never see again.  We're talking about 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 villains won't be left out either, with Tom Cavanagh returning as Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash and Neal McDonough reprising his role as Damian Darhk. Batwoman star Javicia Leslie will also be a part of the team.

Along with the talented writers room of The Flash, executive producer Eric Wallace will be heavily involved in putting this thing together.

"Simply put, these are going to be some of the most emotional Flash episodes ever,"  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."

What do you think this threat will be?  Will the villains listed be foes or uneasy allies?  We have until November to think about it, or at least until a trailer drops.  I'll talk more about this on Episode 382 of our podcast.

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