CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths Drops A Ton Of New Images & Teasers

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:

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will be the Arrowverse’s biggest crossover yet. And no, we aren’t being hyperbolic. That comes directly from the Many Powers That Be.

“It will be the biggest, the most complicated one that they’ve done, but I am proud to say that they are doing it and we are supporting them,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in January.

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:

Supergirl: Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.

Batwoman: Monday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.

The Flash: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.

Arrow: Tuesday, Jan 14 at 8 p.m.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Tuesday, Jan 14. at 9 p.m.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Audrey Marie Anderson, who plays Diggle’s wife Lyla on Arrow, will suit up as Harbinger, an integral character from the comic book event. In the original Crisis, Harbinger’s real name is also Lyla,  but she was raised by the Monitor and worked with him to prevent the titular calamity.

Check out these brand new released images below:

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