'Crisis on Infinite Earths' may see one or none of the heroes die
Will it be Grant Gustin's Flash or Stephen Amell's Arrow? Or will it be a 'happy ending'? Only time will tell.
Crisis on Infinite Earths is fast approaching. The crossover event was first teased in the pilot episode of 'The Flash' and come this fall, the event that changed the face of the earth will finally be here. In keeping with the chain of events, last year's crossover, 'Elseworlds' introduced us to 'The Monitor' (LaMonica Garrett), who has a significant role to play now.
'The Flash', 'Arrow' and 'Supergirl', all the CW shows that are set to open with their new seasons this October will set the tone for the next Crisis. The network gave the world an exclusive sneak peek of what to expect by releasing sizzle reels of these shows during the San Diego Comi-Con 2019.
Talking about the Crisis, Grant Gustin (Barry Allen aka The Flash) hinted during 'The Flash' panel at the SDCC 2019, that he "may die" in the 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 said. Going by the comics, The Flash is one the casualties of war and if the creators decide to stay true to the comics, we may see the Earth-1 Flash bite the dust.
But that was not the only revelation. Adding to the fact that Melissa Benoist's Supergirl gets a new suit upgrade, it was also revealed during the panel that Crisis will transform the series in the second half of the season 5. That's pretty scary considering that Supergirl died in the comic book Crisis. That's two deaths that we've heard of already.
For fans of Arrowverse, Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen is one of the heroes who will most definitely kick the bucket by the end of 'Arrow' season 8. As reported by Collider, here's what Amell said of his character's future: "Because he’s a superhero with no superpowers, I always felt he should die — but he may also not die…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."
At SDCC 2019, Amell also said it's a "happy ending" for the character.
At the moment it is still unclear, which of these characters may die in the Crisis. 'Batwoman' creators were pretty tight-lipped about Kate Kane's (Ruby Rose) role in the Crisis, but is unlikely that they would abruptly kill the character.
From all the teases by these actors during Comic-con, it is evident that we can expect at least one death and one unknown-fate-of-sorts. We feel that the emerald archer may be the one who makes the ultimate sacrifice while the Flash may just get away with it.
Conversely, it can also be argued that Flash may be the one to run to his death as he has been the one character who has readily put his hand up to solve issues at hand. Oliver Queen (Amell) would probably make it out of the crisis and groom his daughter, Mia Smoak.
At this stage, we don't know who dies. We don't know if any of these heroes even die, but then, the crisis wouldn't really be one if all heroes emerge truimphant does it?