'Crisis on Infinite Earths: All the big moments from the final trailer, including Black Lightning, Batman, and Smallville's Clark Kent's entry
The Harbinger has assembled the heroes of Earths 1 and 38 to combat the Crisis, but as Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) points out, that's not going to be enough
On Earth-1, red skies have appeared over Central City and the island of Lian Yu. The Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson) has confirmed our heroes' worst fears — the Crisis has begun.
The CW dropped its final trailer for the event, which pulls no punches in the setup to the biggest crossover event in television history. We break down the biggest moments from the trailer, and what they mean for the Crisis ahead.
Worlds fall to the Anti-Matter Wave
Earth-2 has already been erased from existence, as seen on 'Arrow'. It is only the first world to fall, as the trailer sees Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) watch in horror as the wave destroys Argo City.
This is the second time Kara has had to watch her Kryptonian home be destroyed, and she doesn't have a lot of time to grieve, as the Anti-Matter wave is continuing on its path of destruction towards Earth-38.
"We are going to need a bigger team"
The Harbinger has assembled the heroes of Earths 1 and 38 to combat the Crisis, but as Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) points out, that's not going to be enough.
According to the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett), somewhere across space and time are exactly seven heroes who can stop the multiversal collapse. There are a lot more heroes appearing in the Crisis, so who are the seven so integral to the plot?
Whoever they are, Superman is setting out to find them, wherever — and whenever — they may be.
"You are Clark Kent, right?"
The multidimensional barrier has been broken, but 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' is reaching across franchises, too, bringing Tom Welling back to reprise his most famous role as Clark Kent from 'Smallville'.
It's the clash of the Clarks, as Earth-38's Clark Kent is there to recruit his older counterpart in the fight to save all worlds.
Tom Welling isn't the only cross-franchise star to be appearing, as Kevin Conroy, the man who has been the iconic voice of Batman for years, portrays the character of Bruce Wayne in his first live-action appearance of the character.
Lightning strikes twice
There is one hero on The CW's slate who has not yet crossed over with the other shows, and that's Black Lightning (Cress Williams). The trailer rectifies that, showing the first meeting of Black Lightning and the Flash as the two heroes shake hands and Black Lightning joins the fight to stop the Anti-Matter wave.
The Monitor and the Pariah watch as Earth-38 is lost
The trailer seems to hint that the assembled heroes aren't assembled on Earth-38 to save it, but to evacuate its residents before the Anti-Matter wave swallows it. Oliver Queen stalls for time to get every last member of the planet evacuated.
Later in the trailer, a screen shows a wave of light passing over Earth-38 before the planet's signature is lost. It's a moment that seems to stun even the Monitor himself, who up to this point has been unflappable despite the odds. The moment also shows us the Pariah (Tom Cavanaugh) in full costume, portending doom for all.
The Pariah's ominous warnings round the trailer out, darker than the Monitor's continual warnings of a coming Crisis have been: "Everything we know, everything there is, and everything there ever was...is doomed."
Heroes across all of space and time are being pulled in to face the greatest threat they've ever known, and it might not be enough to save the Multiverse from the Anti-Monitor's destructive ends. Who lives, who dies, and what can be saved is all up in the air, but one thing is certain — no one is safe.
'Crisis on Infinite Earths' begins on 'Supergirl', airing December 8 on The CW.