Apologies to anyone who was not able to finish watching all 3 episodes of this year’s Arrowverse crossover event before getting to this article, but clearly this is going to be full of spoilers. So after all the shenanigans of the ‘Elseworlds’ crossover event, wherein we got to meet characters like the Monitor, John Deegan, Lois Lane, Batwoman, and a blink and you miss it villain introduction of the Psycho Pirate, the CW has officially put their cards on the table for next year’s big event by having a tag at the end of the final episode of this year’s crossover saying that “Crisis on Infinite Earths” is coming in Fall 2019.
For those who do not happen to know, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” was a massive DC Comic Book event, wherein the company cleaned house in terms of their multiple universes and versions of characters. The whole thing was perpetrated by the Anti-Monitor, who was actively destroying worlds in the multiverse, and it took a lot of issues, stories, heroes, and yes, deaths, to finally end the crisis.
The CW has been hinting at this crisis since the beginning of ‘The Flash’ as this is the event that leads to Barry’s disappearance as noted by the newspaper in the time-vault, so clearly there is a lot of momentum going into this. Plus, you could see everything in the ‘Elseworlds’ crossover was basically building toward ‘Crisis,’ from the Monitor warning our heroes of a new threat coming more powerful than him that he was testing them for, to the introduction of the Psycho Pirate who plays a large role in story in the comics, even to whatever deal Oliver made with the Monitor to save Barry and Kara at the end of the crossover. Some are even speculating that the Crisis event could be how they plan on finally ending ‘Arrow’ and potentially killing Oliver Queen, letting the flagship hero of the CW die in a blaze of glory to save the multiverse and his friends.
At this point the possibilities are just about endless, but sadly, we will have to wait till next year to see what happens. With any luck, this will be longer than your standard crossover event, and may even be the first few episodes of each series in 2019 (as the ‘Coming Fall 2019″ kind of implies), which would be very interesting to see.
As always, if you have any theories as to how the Arrowverse might tackle this massive story-line, feel free to share them in the comments below!