Stephen Amell Discusses The Possibility of An Arrow Cross Over With Black Lightning

Stephen Amell attended Awesome Con this past weekend where he discussed the possibility of an Arrow/Black Lightning cross over.

“Everyone pretends like we’re not going to eventually cross over with Black Lightning but we’re probably gonna cross over with Black Lightning because that’s just the way that the world works,”

Amell said via (

Stephen Amell – Arrow

“I met Cress [Williams] properly, I think, for the first time yesterday. I think maybe we had met incidentally at upfronts or something like that and I was a big fan of his from 90210 when he kind of dated Donna – it’s a true story.”

He added: “I think that anything you can do to expand the universe and to build out what we’ve built on our show would be great. So, I’m glad that show’s doing well, I hope that it has a very successful run, and I would love to be a small part of it in some way shape, or form.”

Cress Williams – Black Lightning

We know there are no current plans for a cross over as The CW’s president Mark Pedowitz has previously stated that Black Lightning was never designed to be a part of the Arrowverse.

“With Black Lightning, Fox had the pilot and they passed on it,” he told Black Girl Nerds. “So, Salim and Mara came in and said this is what we have. It was different from our other superhero shows and it was never designed to be part of the Arrowverse.”


Both Black Lightning and Arrow air on The CW.

Rob Towsey

Rob Towsey

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