‘ARROW’ BOSS: FINALE IS A ‘FEATURE FILM’
“Like River Song I’m afraid of giving away spoilers,” jokes Arrow exec producer Andrew Kreisberg. But here’s what he did say when EW spoke with him about the upcoming Arrow finale, which will bring to a head many of the threads we’ve been following this season, specifically, Merlyn and Oliver’s big beef.
“For us, episode 22, in a way, is the season finale and episode 23 is the feature film that gets released over the summer,” he says. “[Episode] 22 would be the finale on any other series and 23 would take it to a whole different level. It’s bigger, we spent more time on it, we had additional shooting days, we shot on old Watchmen sets, we spent a lot more money on it, so it feels bigger and epic and it almost feels like a big summer movie.”
And as fans might guess, the plot of this movie is Merlyn vs. Arrow, a feud Kreisberg says they didn’t want to sell short. “In the comic books, Merlyn is his greatest nemesis. He’s the Joker to Green Arrow’s Batman. So it felt natural and right that it should come down to the two of them. But it’s not just a fisticuffs. There are a lot of emotions tied up in their relationship.”
The season finale airs May 15.
‘REVOLUTION’: ANOTHER MILES AND MONROE CONFRONTATION ON THE WAY
So…Monroe is a daddy. That happened!
But as shocked as Monroe was to find out he’d fathered a son, don’t expect the news to in any way delay his quest to stop Miles and Co. In fact, executive producer Eric Kripke promises another confrontation on the horizon. “They have another confrontation and sure enough they come to blows, but we were also interested in: Can we basically lock them up in a situation where they’re equally armed and equally matched — and not only are they trying to be a the crap out of each other — but forced into a situation where they have to talk to each other?” he says. “And so we play that out.”
Meanwhile, as the death count rises in every episode (Nice knowing you for two whole seconds, Emma!) Kripke didn’t rule out more — possibilty significant — farewells. “Anything’s possible on this show,” he says. “We are a show that takes place in a very dangerous world and there are high body counts. We’ve always said from the beginning — and to their credit, Bad Robot and the network have always been supportive of it — is we have to prove over and over again that this is a dangerous world, which means no on in our principle cast can be truly safe. We keep that tension alive. “
‘ONCE UPON A TIME’: WHAT IS THE HOME OFFICE?
You will find out this season, according to executive producers Edward Kitsis, but “hopefully it’s not what you think.” “When you find out who the home office is, you will find out what they want but you won’t know the whys,” he says.
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“He has an army of people under his control that wreak havoc, and this is a longer story arc,” he told reporters this week. Meanwhile, of Nick and Juliette’s future, he says they will soon start patching things up, and “it’s looking very hopeful for us come the end of the season.”
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“Everyone will have ghosts from their pasts come back,” she teases. “We’re going to see lot of characters return. It won’t be all of them and each one is going to have a reason for being in Mystic Falls and that’s what you’re going to learn a little bit more about.” The result, she adds, is “a huge mythology lesson.”