Arrow is going to die during the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. The CW and Warner Bros. Television are taking on their most ambitious storyline to date later this year and DC fans are going to be pretty excited for it. Ruby Rose's Batwoman series will debut this fall and she is confirmed to be a part of the upcoming crossover too, which is huge. The Flash and Supergirl will also take part in the massive Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.
After the Batwoman/Elseworlds crossover from earlier this season, Oliver Queen made a deal with the Monitor to save Barry and Kara's lives. However, he blindly made the deal without knowing the true consequences, which might not have been the best idea in the end. The Arrow season 7 finale finds the Monitor coming to collect the debt as Oliver is now living in the woods, off the grid, and away from the superhero lifestyle with Felicity and their daughter. When the Monitor shows up, Oliver asks, "So what bargain did I make? What does the multiverse require?"
The multiverse requires Oliver's death. The Monitor can see that he dies during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, but he can't stop it. With that being said, in going with the Monitor, Oliver can help to save thousands of lives, which is why he decides to tearfully say goodbye to his family. Oliver and the Monitor are off to try and stop the crisis, which many Arrow fans thought was going to happen over six months ago, especially when it was announced that the hit show was getting the axe.
Since we're getting the Crisis on Infinite Earths teased so early, this more than likely means that Arrow's final season will be heavily involved in the crisis. While this makes a lot of sense when looking at the comic book source material, it is very ambitious and it will be very interesting to see how they are able to pull all of this off with such a short amount of time. With that being said, it is going to make for a very intriguing Arrowverse crossover event and final season of Arrow, which fans will be waiting for.
Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover will take place over the span of five episodes with three coming in December and then two episodes in January of next year. This means there is going to be a lot of mystery surrounding Arrow season eight. What will this mean for the final episodes since the crossover is ending around that time? For now, it's going to have to remain a mystery as the studio tries to pull off a nearly impossible feat. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to discuss the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover and its effect on Arrow season 8.