The Villainous Anti-Monitor Revealed in ArrowVerse Crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths

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The ArrowVerse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths is all set to feature LaMonica Garrett as The Anti-Monitor. We now have our first look image at the villain. The highly anticipated television event is all set to debut in December and go through January with this year’s crossover set to blow every other installment out of the water in terms of its massive scale. Characters from Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and Black Lightning are all set to appear alongside a ton of special guest stars.

Crisis on Infinite Earths will follow the comic book source material, but it’s unclear how closely the TV adaptation will match the original. With that being said, the producers have made it their goal to honor the source material, which sounds like a huge task. Arrowverse executive producer Greg Berlanti had this to say about the upcoming crossover event and its relationship to the comics.

“I never feel anything other than a sense of responsibility. Whenever we do an iconic story line or we do something that reminds us really vividly of one of those books that meant a lot to us, we have a sense of pressure and obligation of ‘Oh wow, we really don’t want to mess this up’ even more so than we usually do. So that fear overrides any kind of other emotion.”

LaMonica Garrett is set to play both the Anti-Monitor and the heroic Monitor in the Crisis on Infinite Earths event. The character has already shown up in the Arrowverse more than once previously and even showed up last week to inform Barry Allen of some grim news. The Monitor appeared in last week’s season 6 premiere of The Flash and revealed to Allen that he will die during the Crisis. However, he will be saving billions of lives because of his heroic sacrifice.

Flash actor Tom Cavanagh will be portraying Pariah:

Arrow actress, Audrey Marie Anderson, will be playing the role of Harbinger.

Elsewhere on the season premiere of the The Flash it looks like Barry might meet his Crisis fate this season:

And finally on Arrow, it looks like Green Arrow might finally meet Batman this season if this ominous image is to be believed…

So who is all in this crossover anyways? Well let’s take a look:

At this point, it’s fair to assume that the titular heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Batwoman, and Supergirl will be part of the crossover. In terms of Legends, the only actor who has been confirmed to appear in the crossover is Brandon Routh, who plays the Arrowverse’s adorkable Ray Palmer, a.k.a. the Atom. Routh is going to reprise the role of Superman, which he played in 2006’s Superman Returns, and don a suit based on Alex Ross’ Kingdom Comedesign. Beyond that, it remains to be seen who else from Legends will join in the crossover madness.

“[Playing Superman again] is an opportunity for me to kind of say hello and goodbye to the character in a way I didn’t get to the first time,” Routh recently told EW. “Being a young individual of 24, 25, I thought, ‘Oh, I’m going to do this for years and make multiple movies.’ And that of course didn’t happen. I’m just very honored to be able to do this one last time.”

Routh isn’t the crossover’s only Man of Steel. Tyler Hoechlin is also returning as the Arrowverse’s Boy Scout, and it’s been confirmed that his and Routh’s Supermen will be from different time periods. Elizabeth Tulloch is jumping back in as Lois Lane, along with Supergirl’s Jon Cryer, who will reprise his role as Lex Luthor.

Designated Survivor alum LaMonica Garrett will be pulling double duty as both the Monitor, the extraterrestrial observer he played in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover, and the Anti-Monitor, the crossover’s big bad.

Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries revealed at Comic-Con that Burt Ward, the Robin of Batman ’66, will also drop by in an unspecified role, according to KSite TV.

Some of Black Lightning‘s characters will make their Arrowverse debuts in “Crisis,” which is a big deal because the show was separated from the shared universe in its first two seasons. In even more exciting news, Kevin Conroy, who famously voiced the Dark Knight on Batman: The Animated Series and the rest of the DC Animated Universe, has been cast as Bruce Wayne from the future. 

The best news so far: Smallville‘s Tom Welling and Erica Durance will reprise their roles as Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and the crossover will reveal what they’ve been up to in the eight years since Smallville ended. Alas, Michael Rosenbaum declined to throw on the bald cap once more and appear as Lex Luthor.

Supernatural‘s Osric Chau will recur as Ryan Choi, a scientist who “who comes to learn that he has a pivotal role to play in the coming crisis.” Furthermore, Legends Johnathon Schaech will return as Jonah Hex.

Birds of Prey‘s Ashley Scott has been tapped to reprise her Huntress role in the crossover.

Rumored to appear are various characters from DC Universe shows such as Titans and Doom Patrol, Lynda Carter, Tom Ellis’ as Lucifer, and many more surprises we don’t even know about yet. This will be one crossover to keep an eye out for this January!

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