Minor spoilers ahead for this year’s CW/DC crossover, and the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ comic event.
Coming in fall 2019, we will finally see the infamous comic book event, or at least an adaptation of it brought to life. After years of teasing, all the way back to The Flash’s first season, where the event was hinted at in a future newspaper and has subsequently been brought back multiple times.
The latest crossover, titled ‘Elseworlds’, which aired its final episode on Supergirl last night ended with a short tease for the event. The last few seconds confirmed that we would see the crisis earlier than expected, and we even got a logo for the crossover as well.
Crisis on Infinite Earths was a DC comic book event, written by Marv Wolfman, which changed the shape of the DC Multiverse altogether. The first issue was released in April 1985 and it ended its run in March 1986. Without giving too many spoilers away, the main villain for this event was the Anti-Monitor, an opponent that has been hinted at in ‘Elseworlds’. ‘Crisis’ also featured the deaths of many beloved heroes, including The Flash and Supergirl, however, this may not be the case for the TV version.
This years ‘Elseworlds’ crossover was treated as a prelude to ‘Crisis’ with ‘The Monitor’, the Anti-Monitor’s less-evil counterpart, testing the heroes ahead of next years battle.
The crossover this year featured characters from Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl, with Legends of Tomorrow being demoted to small cameos and references. We also got to see the debut of Gotham City and Ruby Rose as Batwoman, as well as the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, accompanied by the debuting Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane.
No other information is known at this time and we don’t expect to hear much until The CW’s upfront presentation in spring or San-Diego Comic-Con next summer. The ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover event will air in Fall 2019.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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