What is set to be arguably the biggest crossover of all time is almost upon us. CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS will bring together iconic amd legendary characters from across the DC universe tv, film and even animated spectrum on the CW.
Falling within the Arrowverse, the crossover will span across 5 of the 6 superhero shows, ARROW, THE FLASH, BATWOMAN, SUPERGIRL & DC LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Black Lightning will also be involved yet his respective show will not be included in the crossover.
The CW just released a new poster to promote the event and it is amazing. Check it out below.
In the middle of the poster in the midst of Lamonica Garrett as The Monitor, you’ll notice it says “its the end….of the worlds”. In the comics the giant event lead to the erasure of all of the other worlds leaving all of the heroes of one Earth. Could that also be the fate of the Arrowverse after?.
There had been much talk about the future of STARGIRL, would it actually air on the DC Universe streaming site or possibly be scrapped altogether. Well we now have an answer and it is an interesting one.
According to DEADLINE, STARGIRL will be the first original DC Universe series to air on linear television. The upcoming superhero drama will play on THE CW after its debut on the DC streaming platform.
Here’s a little more clarity on how this will work. The CW will broadcast each episode in primetime the day after it premieres on the DC Universe streaming service. STARGIRL is set to debut sometime during the second quarter of 2020. A premiere date will be announced later, along with scheduling information which night the show will air on the CW.
With both BATWOMAN and SUPERGIRL heading towards their ends of season around this time this may be the perfect place to fill the void on the network.
STARGIRL stars Brec Bassinger as Coutrney Whitmore aka Stargirl along with Joel McHale, Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Cameron Gellman, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Jake Austin Walker, Christopher James Baker and Hunter Sansone.
The resident super villain, Jay Washington had the opportunity once again to visit the set of Black Lightning in Atlanta.
Once again Jay was part of the roundtable interviews with the cast and it did not disappoint. First up was Marvin “Krondon” Jones III who portrays the villainous Tobias Whale.
Jones spoke on his characters evolution as well as his cerebral stature. Jones also goes in depth about his albinism and portraying the character with much realism and depth.
The third season of BLACK LIGHTNING on the CW is underway and while many are hurrying to get to the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover, this season in itself is revving up with action. Now we are being alerted to another too talent getting in on that action.
Emmy Award winner and Grammy Nominee, Wayne Brady has joined the cast in the recurring role of Tyson Sykes aka “Gravedigger”. Brady is set to beging appearing in the beginning of 2020.
Sykes is a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a “super soldier” after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius, and hand-to-hand combat expertise. After the war, Sykes defected to the country of Markovia rather than return to a segregated America. His aim to create a sovereign land for metahumans within Markovia sets him on a collision course with the ASA and Black Lightning.
BLACK LIGHTNING stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a former olympian and high school principal who takes back up the mantle of his vigilante persona to help save his town of Freeland. He is also joined in his fight by bis two super powered daughters, genius wife and adopted father. It airs Mondays 9e/8c on THE CW.
We now have our first look at Brandon Routh is suited up as Kingdom Come Superman from 1996 in this first-look photo from The CW. Routh who starred in SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006) is back in the cape once again as a greying older version of the Man of Steel for The CW’s upcoming CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover event.
The different iteration of the symbol on his chest is that of the the compromised, world-weary version introduced in the landmark DC Comics saga KINGDOM COME . Routh will portray both Clark Kent and Superman along with still portraying Ray Palmer/The Atom on DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW in the annual CW Arrowverse crossover event.
Routh won’t be the only one flying up in the skies like a bird, like a plane, SMALLVILLE star Tom Welling as well as Tyler Hoechlin, who has been the Superman for the Arrowverse shows on The CW since being introduced in SUPERGIRL.
Just when you find yourself asking yourself how much more star studded can the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover get, the CW goes and drops another incredible actors name who’s added to the lineup.
Osric Chau is set to recur as Ryan Choi, a physics professor at Ivy Town University. Choi will more than likely be suiting up and shrinking down as the new Atom considering Choi takes that torch from Ray Palmer in the comics.
It was also previously mentioned that Brandon Routh who play’s Ray Palmer/The Atom is leaving DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW after this season along with his wife Courtney Ford who plays Nora Darhk.
The CW’s flagship superhero show ARROW is set to end this year after its 8th and final season. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is expected to meet his final demise during the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover this season, which will also be the final episode for the show.
But even though Oliver Queen will be gone, the heroics of the Green Arrow will still live on. The CW has set a spin-off that will be headlined by Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy.
The backdoor pilot for the upcoming series will be set as an episode during the upcoming final season of ARROW. The new superhero show is set to follow Mia Smoak (McNamara) as the new Green Arrow as well as the Canaries, Laurel Lance (Cassidy) and Dinah Drake (Harkavy).
This is not the first time that ARROW has been utilized to give shows in the arrowverse a backdoor pilot. This was the case with THE FLASH.
No date has yet been given for the airing of the upcoming spin-off series.