Crisis on Infinite Earths (Annual DC Crossover)

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    Everything We Know About the Crisis on Infinite Earths Arrowverse Crossover

    The yearly Arrowverse crossover event has become a staple of The CW, but this year is going to be a particularly epic one since it will be the last to incorporate Arrow, the flagship show of the franchise. We've been anticipating the 2019 crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths, ever since last year's Elseworlds crossover teased it, and now it's finally almost here!

    News and spoilers (and even a few false starts) have been leaking out here and there over the past few months, especially once filming began and actors started sharing photos on social media. Though we still have a little longer to wait until the episodes actually air, we do have a few teases about what's to come. Here is everything we know so far about the epic TV event!

    All five Arrowverse shows will take part. Yep, you read that right. Crisis will be a five-part crossover event, with Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and newcomer Batwoman all airing episodes.

    Black Lightning will also participate. When Black Lightning premiered, one of the things that stood out about the series was the fact it wasn't part of the interconnected Arrowverse. Now that's changing. The CW announced in August at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that cast members from the series will appear in the crossover for the first time.

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    It will premiere this fall. The CW has confirmed the crossover will kick off with Supergirl on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8/7c. It will continue on Batwoman on Monday, Dec. 9 and The Flash on Tuesday, Dec. 10. After the network's traditional winter break, during which no new episodes will air, the crossover will pick up again on Tuesday, Jan. 14 with a new episode of Arrow at 8/7c before concluding with DC's Legends of Tomorrow at 9/8c.

    We have the first teaser for the crossover. The CW has finally dropped a very short but very stacked teaser for Crisis on Infinite Earths. In it, Oliver (Stephen Amell) can be heard saying, "We got your back!" while the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) faces off against the Flash (Grant Gustin), White Canary (Caity Lotz), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Ryan Choi (Osric Chau), and even Lex Luther (Jon Cryer)! We also got a tiny peek at Black Lightning (Cress Williams) and Brandon Routh's Superman, who will be appearing in the crossover this year.



    Oliver Queen will die to save the multiverse. In the Arrow Season 7 finale, we finally discovered the price of the deal Oliver made with the Monitor in Elseworlds. He told Oliver that the crisis would claim his life, and in Arrow's flash-forwards, we saw Oliver's headstone and his death was dated 2019.

    We'll learn about Barry's mysterious disappearance in the future. In The Flash pilot, a headline from the future (the year 2024 to be exact) revealed that the Flash vanishes in a "crisis," which we now know to be Crisis on Infinite Earths. In the Season 6 premiere, the Monitor appeared to Barry in much the same way he appeared to Oliver to reveal that he would not survive the coming crisis, and to save billions of lives the Flash must die. This warning is in line with the tease from The Flash's Season 5 finale, which saw the future headline change its date from 2024 down to 2019 in the final bonus scene.

    In The Flash Season 6, Barry used the Speed Force to view "billions" of possible futures, only one of which forecast the survival of his friends and family — the one where he sacrificed himself as the Monitor predicted.

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    We're getting a Smallville reunion. Tom Welling will reprise his role as Clark Kent from Smallville in the Batwoman episode of Crisis on Infinite Earths on Dec. 9, and he won't be alone! Erica Durance will also reprise her role as Lois Lane, which is particularly confusing because she also played Kara's mother on Supergirl. This multiverse is about to get so twisted!

    One Smallville actor not taking part will be Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor; he tweeted that he would not be making a cameo, revealing that he declined the offer from Warner Bros. to take part in the crossover.

    We'll meet Bruce Wayne. Yep, you read that right! Kevin Conroy, who voiced Bruce Wayne in Batman: The Animated Series will guest star as a future version of Batman in Crisis on Infinite Earths. He will naturally appear in the Batwoman episode of the crossover on Dec. 9, and we've even got some photos of him in the Batcave!

    Brandon Routh will also suit up as Superman. Tyler Hoechlin, who plays the Man of Steel on Supergirl, will suit up again for the crossover — but he won't be the only Superman in the house. Brandon Routh — known in the Arrowverse as Legends of Tomorrow's Ray -- will also be playing Superman in a different time frame. Routh, who last wore the cape in the 2006 film Superman Returns, tweeted that he was "still pinching himself." In addition to playing Clark Kent, he will also play his Arrowverse character Ray Palmer in the crossover event.

    We'll meet a ton of new characters. In addition to Routh's cameo as Superman from Superman Returns, quite a few other Arrowverse actors will be taking on new roles. LaMonica Garrett, who plays the Monitor, will also play the Anti-Monitor, Mar Novu's brother and the major villain of Crisis on Infinite Earths.

    The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace also revealed during the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel that Tom Cavanagh will play Pariah in Crisis on Infinite Earths. In the Crisis on Infinite Earths comic, Pariah is a scientist from an alternate universe that sets the Anti-Monitor loose on the multiverse.

    Meanwhile, Audrey Marie Anderson will also take on a new role. Though she's played Diggle's wife, Lyla, for the past seven seasons on Arrow, Anderson will now be suiting up as Harbinger in the crossover. Canonically, the character has worked as the Monitor's ally, assisting him in identifying and grooming both villains and heroes to combat the upcoming Crisis.


    Harbinger will bring everyone together. In a series of short teasers for Crisis on Infinite Earths, Harbinger appears to each of our heroes to let them know about the wave of antimatter that is sweeping through the multiverse destroying worlds. Though her true allegiance and motives are still unclear, at least we know how everyone (even Black Lightning) will get tossed into the mix.



    A ton of old characters will return too. Entertainment Weekly revealed that Elizabeth Tulloch will return as Lois Lane, who was introduced in last year's crossover, Elseworlds. Not only that, but we'll also apparently meet the child she has with Superman!

    Jonah Hex (Johnathon Schaech), the disfigured gunslinger from DC's Legends of Tomorrow, will also return for the crossover event, per Entertainment Weekly.

    And John Wesley Shipp will be back too, though we don't know who Shipp will appear as. He's played a total of three characters so far in the Arrowverse — Henry Allen, Jay Garrick, and his original Barry Allen from the '90s TV show — and TV Insider has confirmed that he'll be back for another cameo in Crisis on Infinite Earths.

    There will probably be more Batwoman and Supergirl scenes. One of the most empowering moments of the 2018 crossover was the team-up between Batwoman (Ruby Rose) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). Ruby Rose revealed during the Batwoman panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that there will be more of those scenes in Crisis. "I do believe there will be more of that," Rose said before getting the "watch it" signal from the show's executive producers. "They could potentially do more work together in the crossovers."

    It's practically just a Superman crossover. As if it wasn't cool enough that Routh, Hoechlin, and Welling will all be suiting up as Superman for Crisis on Infinite Earths, it also appears as if the multiple Supermans will be sharing some screen time. Tulloch and Routh have both posted photos to Instagram of the Supermen together, which is enough to get us speculating about how the three Men of Steel will interact with one another.

    Durance and Tulloch have also posed for photos together, suggesting that their versions of Lois Lane could also interact.

    Iris West and Lois Lane will likely share the screen, too. Talk about the reporter team-up of the century! Candice Patton posted a photo of her and Tulloch, in character as Iris West-Allen and Lois Lane, from the set of the crossover, implying that Iris and Lois might, in fact, get to share the screen in Crisis on Infinite Earths. For DC Comics fans, this is a momentous event in the Arrowverse!

    When asked directly whether these two leading ladies would get to meet in the crossover, The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace was evasive, saying, "I'm not going to answer that, but I think you know the answer. I'm not saying a word!" Take that as you will!

    The First Photos Have Arrived: The CW dropped the first official photos from the crossover. There were 18 photos from Part One, which will happen on Supergirl. The set includes some epic group shots from the first hour and also a sneak peek at Clark and Lois baby!
     
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    This looks like it will be an exciting story arc...I don't watch these series but I do like to watch the annual crossovers, I used to watch Legends of Tomorrow but haven't watch that since the second season ended...Don't get me wrong, I like these DC characters and I have watched some episodes from arrow and flash but just don't have the time to keep up with all these series now lol...

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    This is what I've been waiting for, I've been watching the flash since Day one, And I intermittently watch supergirl, I never miss an episode of legends of tomorrow, And I am aware the arrow and Black lightning guy exists.

    But yes, Let me throw some Fun videos down here for you guys, Now, This will only be for those people who are hardcore into this, But for those people, this will be worth it.

    There were several of these crises. which did usually involve the Flash as the Central character who saved the multiverse.

    There was, of course, the flashpoint event.



    Then there was Crisis on infinite earths.



    And then there was Final crisis,



    Now, in many of these the Flash was the central character, But another way all these stories tie in, is that in each one of these, The continuity of the Dc universe was rebooted, Each time. In the final crisis, Barry alan, Died, Like for reals, He was gone from Comics for over twenty years, In fact, most of us grew up enjoying Wally West Flash,

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    Wally West, Was the Wisecracking Jokester flash that never took anything too seriously, He was actually more skilled at using the speed force than barry alan, and slightly faster too, because he was more relaxed and less tense than Barry was, However, His skill set is limited as such that Barry Alan is the living avatar embodiment of the speed force, As such, Barry alan has Speed force abilities that no other speedster has, Making him the most powerful . although not the fastest.


    Consider it this way, Barry Alan, Was like a Speedforce God, He could literally Revive the Dead if he wanted to, But he usually won't do that because he doesn't like to mess with time in such ways, This is something no other speedster could do, The Barry Alan we see in the Cw Tv show, Is only limited in his speed, By his own imagination and fears, Fears that Wally West, never had.


    By the way, The latest episode was awesome, possibly the best flash episode yet. When he turned and attacked The speed force alien who took his mother's form, I was literally shocked, great episode.
     
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    DCTV Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover Teaser (HD) Nash Wells becomes Pariah
     
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    So this weekend it starts!...


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  6. Shadowprophet

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    You guys saw this one yet?

     
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    I'll try to post all of this, but here is a weekly series covering the comic version, which I assume will have slight differences.

    Part 1

     
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    It starts tonight, Super girl and Batwoman I think kick it off. Can't wait.
     
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    After Crisis is over people are going to want this,



    Crisis On Infinite Earths, Infinite Crisis & Final Crisis: Full Story Explained,

    All of these crisis events are tied in. all of them involve the Flash and all of them are really cool and worth checking out. Anyway, This video, Though long, is chucked full continuity rebooty awesomness.
     
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    Hell, that sounds like a bunch of crisscrossing crises. x16
    Crisis on Infinite Earths Release Schedule: How to Watch the Arrowverse Crossover - IGN
     
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    Dang, What a crossover, I can't believe they had tom Ellis's Lucifer in there as the devil. My wife is a huge lucifer fan, She went nuts when he appeared.

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    The only problem with this crossover is, They will never be able to top this, I mean legit, This is a high point for the entirety of the whole arrowverse. It can only be down hill from here out, And that's kind of sad.
     
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    Just so people know what to look for so they can watch these in order. So far it's been like this,

    It began with Supergirl. That was part one, Then it went into the latest episode of Batwoman, That was episode two. Then part three was tonight's episode of the flash, Now, Crisis is on break until January 14th. So we have to wait for a little over a month for the other two parts.


    Spoiler ahead.

    Warning, This is spoilers here. If you read it don't bitch at me about spoiling anything.

    So far, The Green arrow is Dead, The Flash Did in fact Die, But it was the Barry Alan of earth 90, So Our flash was spared, but you know, That hardly matters in light that, The monitor has been destroyed along with every other universe, There are now only a handful of paragons left that are only alive because pariah sent them to a special pocket dimension that exists out of the anti monitors reach. As soon as they got there, Kingdom comes superman was the only superman left, And he instantly died because Lex Luthor used the book sd destiny to take his place. And that's all we know right now. Except for a clip about Our Barry Alan being trapped in the speed force speaking to Oliver Queen, Honestly, I was never a green arrow fan, That Guy can't be dead enough to please me IMHO. Though the fact that they tried so hard to bring him back and failed, does please me greatly.

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    I wonder if there will be future crossovers given the termination of the Arrow series?
     
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    oh you can bet on it, I think the arrows daughter is going to be the New Green arrow, And she's getting her own series. It won't be called the green arrow, But you can bet there will be "New flashback scenes" with him in them. I mean look at the story of the green arrow, His entire origin was that he was trained by a man who was legitimately dead. I mean, It goes without saying. Plus, As much as i hate to admit it, Oliver is still going to be playing a huge role in the arrow verse, He's now going to be a character called the specter He actually got his specter powers in last nights Flash.


    Origin of the original specter.

    The specter is like an Avatar, He passes Gods Judgment, He's kind of like a Holy Ghost rider character. And yes, The new Oliver specter will play a huge part in the continuing arrow verse :)
     
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    I mean there is still Infinite crisis and final crisis. Trust me, There are many to come yet :)


    In the comics, In crisis on infinite earth, See, They did crisis Because it was infinite. After Crisis, There were only 52 universes restored. Leading to the Continuity called the New 52. But Infinite crisis fixed that by creating a continuity called Rebirth, In rebirth, The multiverse is once again infinite. The final crisis is the one I can't wait for, We will get to see superman Prime. Superman Prime is an interesting character. See our superman Accidentally destroys his universe, With no way to fix the issue, That version of superman becomes hell-bent on destroying every universe, And here is the kicker, That superman was from the "Prime Universe" What that means is, He is the Real true original superman that all the others were based on, So he is literally God-like powerful and no one can really stand up to his power,

    Fact, in the comics, Superboy, Conner kent" Tried to fight superman prime and superman prime didn't know how much stronger he was in that universe and totally accidentally Decapitated conner kent with a single punch, leading him down his "Evil killing spree like path. Now don't get me wrong, Superman prime is vindictively evil. But He is a sympathetic character that people loved because he fought out of pain and loss, Not the will to just be evil.

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    That's what a lot of people don't get about the injustice comics, That whole idea was just a ripoff of Superman prime which came out a full decade earlier. :)
     
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    I think I'll binge watch this mini series once its over, it sounds entertaining so far...

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    It's going very well. Lots of dramatic twists!
    But now the big wait.
    I don't recall a delay with the previous Arrowverse crossovers.
     
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