'Crisis on Infinite Earths': Oliver Queen and Barry Allen's impending deaths may give the Anti-Monitor an early advantage
The 'Crisis' may not have begun yet but with both Oliver and Barry demoralized by their impending deaths, the Anti-Monitor's victory is almost assured. It almost makes you wonder why the Monitor would tell them they're going to die in the first place, doesn't it?
The CW's upcoming crossover event 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' is expected to have a massive impact on the majority of the network's DC superhero shows, collectively known as the Arrowverse. Not only will the event be bringing in a large number of heroes and villains from across DC history, but it will also lead to at least one death. We're still not sure who will be the one to bite the bullet though the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) has revealed that in order to defeat the cosmic being called the Anti-Monitor (also played by LaMonica Garret), Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) will have to sacrifice his life.
"Because he’s a superhero with no superpowers, I always felt he should die — but he may also not die," Amell teased during an interview with Collider. "I cried as [Marc Guggenheim] was telling me [Oliver’s final scene]. There are a lot of hurdles to get over to make that final scene."
Although Oliver's death seems like a sure thing, he's not the only Arrowverse hero with a death sentence hanging over his head. Season 5 of 'The Flash' revealed that the show's titular hero is fated to mysteriously disappear during the 'Crisis'.
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen aka The Flash) hinted during 'The Flash' panel at the SDCC 2019, that he "may die" in the show's upcoming sixth season. "The Monitor shows up in our first episode," Gustin revealed. "I think our connection is our impending demise... They can keep making the show without me," he added.
In an interview with Comicbook in August, Gustin confirmed that for the multiverse to survive, a hero will have to die. “I can’t spoil too much because I haven’t read it yet,” Gustin said. “I’ve been teased a lot from our guys what it’s going to be. The Monitor shows up at the end of tour first episode and says the universe is in jeopardy and in order to save the universe, Barry Allen has to die. And Barry Allen doesn’t know about this deal Oliver made with the Monitor, either, so someone’s gonna die.”
Clearly these prophecies of doom are going to be weighing heavily on the minds of our heroes and that might end up placing them at a disadvantage in their battle with the Anti-Monitor. Going up against a cosmic entity like the Anti-Monitor was already going to be hard enough without the heroes having to worry about their prophesied deaths as well. The 'Crisis' may not have begun yet but with both Oliver and Barry demoralized by their impending deaths, the Anti-Monitor's victory is pretty much assured. It almost makes you wonder why the Monitor would tell them they're going to die in the first place, doesn't it?
'Crisis on Infinite Earths' will begin with an episode of 'Supergirl' on December 8 and have one episode each on 'Arrow', 'Batwoman' and 'The Flash' before ending over on 'Legends of Tomorrow' on January 14.