In 1985 DC Entertainment first changed everything by using the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ event to reboot their franchises and now it looks like they are doing it once again. While not everyone was a fan of ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ and the later ‘Infinite Crisis,’ it is one of the better ways that allowed the reboots of multiple franchises in order to bring in fresh takes, ideas, and stories.
With the ‘Futures End’ series currently in progress, co-publisher Dan DiDio made a comment that by itself might not be too telling by saying:
“There’s a lot of story to be played out in the next few months. But that’s something I don’t want to give away just yet” and added that “think epic trilogy — can I say that?”
Epic trilogies are one thing. It could be a current ongoing story line. It could just be sharing his love for how popular they’ve been and he wants to recreate that in comic format. Or, it could be related to DiDio earlier in the week sharing an image from his introduction from ‘Countdown to Infinite Crisis’ which was a prelude to the 2005 series. His caption for the image that he had shared? ““It gets me thinking, has it really been almost ten years since then, and maybe it’s time to do it one better.”
Another take on the Crisis line would actually make this the fifth such event if you factor in the 1994 ‘Zero Hour: Crisis in Time’, potentially the 2004 ‘Identity Crisis’ and more importantly the 2009 ‘Final Crisis’. If he wants to top what was done last, this could be a hint of big things to come for beloved DC characters.
The trilogy statement is a little thorny here though. However I must ask, too vague? Want more? Well, the central villain from both ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ and ‘Infinite Crisis,’ Anti-Monitor, was just reintroduced in the New 52 in the final pages of the ‘Forever Evil’ event. Not only that, but they let us all know that this specific Anti-Monitor destroyed a parallel world called Earth 3 and if you’ve read the original 1985 edition of ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ it pretty much opened in the same way. Could he mean a trilogy of Crisis from Anti-Monitor being specifically in the mix?
This is all conjecture at this point but the hints are starting to add up. Do you think we might be getting ready to see another ‘Crisis’ hit? Are you happy with the comics how they currently are or do you think a slump has been hit that just such a reboot would be a good call? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter