Arrow to Crossover to The Flash Pilot: Get the Details!

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As if we weren't excited enough for The Flash this fall...

TV Guide has confirmed that none other than Mr. Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, will have a cameo on The Flash when it premieres in October.

What brings about this crossover?

As The Flash
Stoic Arrow

"Barry comes to me," Amell tells TV Guide of the scientist played by Grant Gustin, who appeared earlier on Arrow Season 2. "That, to me, was one of the most rewarding things that I did as an actor because it was essentially the same crew that we used for our pilot, and it was two years later and it was the same director.

"It was like going back in time. [Flash and Arrow director] David Nutter asked me to be a part of the pilot and I will never say no to David Nutter."

The Flash stars Gustin as Barry Allen, a doctor who's gifted with super-speed in the aftermath of a freak accident.

The CW released a promo (below) that also features Amell and Gustin... and the first footage from The Flash - screened this morning at the network Upfront and coming to TV Fanatic this afternoon! - gives fans a look at the actors sharing this pilot scene.

Fun stuff. (UPDATE: The AMAZING extended The Flash trailer is here!)

The Flash will air on Tuesday nights this fall, preceding Supernatural Season 10.

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CW has posted an incredible FIVE MINUTE preview of The Flash on their YouTube site. Weather Wizard, right out of the gate, as well as Reverse-Flash in the flashbacks of Nora Allen's death. And John Wesley Shipp is indeed playing Barry's father, as most people has speculated.

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The Flash Quotes

Barry: I love you, Iris.
Iris: Oh. I love you, too.
Barry: When we were kids I loved you before I even know what the word love meant and then my mom died and I had to go live with the girl I had a crush on. Look. There were so many times I wanted to tell you; Jr. Prom, when I went away to college, when I came back from college, nights that we stayed up talking, all the birthdays, all the Christmases, but I, I never did. I kept it in. After I lost my mom and my dad, I was afraid that if you didn't feel the same way, I would lose you, too. That's the irony. I was so scared of losing you that I did. I know I've had our whole lives to tell you this and you're with Eddie now and I know that and I know my timing couldn't be any worse, but I just... I couldn't lie to you anymore. I'm sorry.

Harrison: The reason I know all this is because your powers are almost exactly the same as The Flash!
Yellow: Well, I'm not like The Flash at all. Some would say I'm the reverse.