We’ve known forever that ‘Arrow‘ and ‘The Flash’ would come to blows in a December crossover event, but between Girders and Cupids on either side, Warner Bros. has kept the battle somewhat under wraps. No longer, as ‘The Flash’ speeds out the first photos of its own crossover lead-in “Flash vs. Arrow,” along with the first footage of our CW superheroes clashing!

The first half of the crossover event will air on Tuesday, December 2, as Oliver and Co. journey to Central City in pursuit of a certain boomerang-wielding killer, only to find a team-up between The Arrow and The Flash not unfolding as smoothly as anyone would hope. The tone glimpsed in the photos sees Oliver and Barry both seemingly training alongside one another, but things go south when Barry gets corrupted by another of Central City’s famous metahumans.

So says The CW of “Flash vs. Arrow”:

Barry (Grant Gustin) is thrilled when Oliver (guest star Stephen Amell), Felicity (guest star Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (guest star David Ramsey) come to Central City to investigate a case involving a deadly boomerang. Excited about teaming up with his friend, Barry asks Oliver if he’d like to help him stop Ray Bivolo, the meta-human Barry is currently tracking. Bivolo causes people to lose control of their emotions and has been using that skill to rob banks. Unfortunately, the superhero partnership doesn’t go as smoothly as Barry expected. When Oliver tells Barry he still has a lot to learn, Barry sets out to prove him wrong by attempting to stop Bivolo alone.

However, when Bivolo infects Barry and sets him on a rage rampage, everyone is in danger, and the only one who can stop him is the Arrow. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is furious when Eddie (Rick Cosnett) tries to get a task force to stop The Flash; Joe and Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) agree the Arrow is a bad influence on Barry; and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. Labs.

You can also catch a glimpse of Oliver and Barry’s confrontation in the preview of ‘The Flash’’s next episode “Power Outage” above, and take a look at the DC dramas’ major crossover event “Flash vs. Arrow” below! Who do you think will win?

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