We are about two weeks away from the most ambitious television crossover ever on CW! Crisis on Infinite Earths is coming our way and they are not playing around! Check out the teasers below:
Per Entertainment Weekly:
Although the big event — which involves all five of the CW’s Arrowverse shows — isn’t due until this winter, there’s already tons of information out there about it. To help you keep track of it all, EW has put together this handy guide that runs down everything we know so far. We’ll continue to update this as we find out more.
The five-hour crossover’s first three episodes will air in December, with the final two installments arriving after the winter hiatus in Jan. 2020. Here’s the full schedule below, with some of the shows airing on special nights:
The extravaganza takes its name from one of DC’s most iconic comic book stories, Crisis on Infinite Earths, written by Marv Wolfman with pencils by George Pérez. Published from 1985 to 1986, the epic tale saw DC’s heroes and villains unite to fight the Anti-Monitor, who wanted to wipe out the entire multiverse. In the end, several heroes died and the multiverse condensed into one Earth (that is, until this entire calamity was essentially reversed in Infinite Crisis, but that’s for another time). Given both super-producer Greg Berlanti’s recent comments and the many differences between the Arrowverse and the DC Comics universe in terms of character availability, it’s fair to assume that the former will diverge from the source material in several ways. “It’s our iteration of it,” Berlanti recently told EW.
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.
The Flash’s Tom Cavanagh, who plays the many versions of Harrison Wells, is also confirmed to play Pariah, a pivotal character from the Crisis comic who works for the Anti-Monitor. “Pariah is very much integral to unleashing the Anti-Monitor onto our multiverse, which then more bad things happen,” said The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace at San Diego Comic-Con. “For Tom to play such a pivotal character, not only is it exciting, but I think his interpretation that he’s going to be bringing to it is going to just tear your guts out and make you cry.”