'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 2: Oliver Queen may return as the Spectre to take on Anti-Monitor

'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 2: Oliver Queen may return as the Spectre to take on Anti-Monitor
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This article contains spoilers for 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 2

Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen wasn't supposed to die the way he did. And even The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) agreed to it. The Green Arrow died fighting a multitude of Shadow Demons and was quickly taken to the Lazarus Pit to be revived. While things definitely go south as Barry (Grant Gustin), Sara (Caity Lotz) and Mia (Kate McNamara) attempt to bring him back to life with the help of Constantine, Oliver emerges to be a man who has lost his soul.

Interestingly, the situation also seems ideal for the Spectre to make an appearance. Ahead of the 'Crisis, speculations were running rife that Amell will be playing the role of the Spectre during 'Crisis', in addition to his lead role as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, and Heroic Hollywood confirmed this is indeed happening. 


The Spectre is an ancient mystical being, largely believed to be one of the first angels created by the Judeo-Christian God and the living personification of divine wrath. His power is nearly limitless and the Spectre's only real weakness and a minor one at that is that he needs to be tethered to a human host in order to manifest on Earth. In the comics, the Spectre is the only hero with the power to stand against the Anti-Monitor directly, which gives the other heroes time to put a plan into action that would destroy the Anti-Monitor once and for all. With the Spectre fighting on their side, the Arrowverse heroes may just have a chance at surviving the 'Crisis'.

According to the character's history, a few humans have hosted the Spectre and one of them was former Gotham cop Jim Corrigan. He played the Spectre for decades. The other notable character was Hal Jordan's Green Lantern. 


Will this be the way Oliver is brought back to life?

'Crisis on Infinite Earths Part 3' airs on Tuesday at 8 pm on The CW.

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