'Crisis on Infinite Earths': Release date, plot, trailer and everything you need about Arrowverse's multi-verse shattering battle
The Arrowverse introduced the storylines for 'Elseworlds' and 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' as it was one way to get all of DC's superheroes under one roof. 'Crisis' has been looked at as a massive event since it was introduced in 'The Flash's pilot season. While it was confirmed following 'Elseworlds' crossover, fans have had to wait until the premiere dates of new The CW shows were released.
Ahead of the four The CW series that are coming up this October, here's what we know about the 'Crisis'.
Each major Arrowverse crossover has taken place in December and the teaser reveal for the 'Crisis' at the end of 'Elseworlds' says Fall 2019. Here's The CW's schedule for the next big crossover.
'Supergirl'- December 8
'Batwoman'- December 9
'The Flash'- December 10
'Arrow'- January 14
'DC's Legends of Tomorrow- January 14
What is 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'?
Going by the comics, 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' was a 12-issue mini-series that focused on the greatest battle in cosmic history. The Anti-Monitor (the Monitor's evil counterpart) is unleashed on the DC Multiverse and begins to destroy the various Earths that it comprises. This leads the Monitor to build an army of superheroes and villains who team up to save all that existed.
The final moments of 'Arrow' saw The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) return to collect Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) after he makes a deal with the Archer to save Barry Allen aka The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). The ending was a direct reference to the impending 'Crisis' and also reveals Oliver's death. This also paves away for his daughter, Mia Smoak to take up the Arrow mantle.
Over five seasons of 'The Flash', the 'Crisis' was coming in 2024, but the fifth season finale' saw the event change dates to 2019. The date changes after Cicada's dagger is destroyed, allowing Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) to be freed from the prison in the future. This creates a new timeline that also sees Nora West-Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy), Barry's daughter disappear.
Soon after, the date of the newspaper in Gideon's vault begins to roll back and while we don't see the month we do see the year: 2019.
As the events of the final episode conclude, we see The Monitor speaking to a mysterious person. He tells that he's been trapped for a long time and the time was now to avenge his brother. This is followed by him visiting Shelly Island and Lex Luthor's body which may tease Lex's death ahead of the 'Crisis'.
Apart from the regulars, there are a few special appearances during the 'Crisis'. LaMonica Garrett will reprise his role as the Monitor, but he'll also play the dual role of the Anti-Monitor, while Tom Cavanagh will take on the pivotal role of Pariah.
Burt Ward who played Robin in the '60s will appear as will Kevin Conroy from 'Batman: The Animated Series'. He will be portraying the role of Bruce Wayne from the future. Brandon Routh will play Superman of Kingdom Come. Certain characters from 'Black Lightning' will show up in 'Crisis'
Here's a clip that has all trailers pertaining to 'Crisis'
The clip features each Arrowverse character being given an idea about the impending danger in the days to come.
On November 10, The CW released a teaser for the upcoming crossover. The teaser shows us our first look at Brandon Routh as the 'Kingdom Come' Superman, and Black Lightning's first appearance in the larger Arrowverse.
On November 15th, the CW released a series of promos for each of the shows involved in the Crisis. The clips show Layla Michaels as the Harbinger, appearing to the heroes of each show and announcing that the Crisis has come.
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