In early August, ‘Arrow’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ producer Marc Guggenheim, in no uncertain terms, shot down rumors that ‘Smallville’s Tom Welling and ’70s ‘Wonder Woman’, Lynda Carter would appear in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, stating, “I don’t ever comment on casting, but it always vexes me if an illegitimate outlet just makes up stuff.” But just last week, it was announced that Welling was, in fact, participating and he was bringing his former co-star Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane, with him. Just days ago, however, ‘Smallville’s Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum officially declared that he would not appear, due to the incredibly vague terms he had to say yes to immediately.
Does that mean that Carter might be in the mix after all? It’s possible, as Deadline reports:
“The crossover, which skips around the multiverse and shows alternate realities, will feature some famous actors from DC adaptations from past decades. It includes for instance, Brandon Routh of Superman Returns as an older, somewhat compromised version of the hero (as first introduced in the Kingdon Come comics saga) and Lynda Carter (who portrayed an alien disguised as an American politician on two seasons of Supergirl) also might return as some version of Wonder Woman, the character that gave Carter an iconic career success in the 1970s.”
Carter played ‘Wonder Woman’ from 1975-79 and was the only live-action Wonder Woman until Gal Gadot in 2016! Carter has already appeared as President Olivia Marsdin in five episodes of ‘Supergirl’. She won’t be the only actor double-dipping, should she appear, as Durance recurred on ‘Supergirl’ as Alura Zor-El, Kara’s Kryptonian mother, and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh will portray the ‘Kingdom Come’ version of Superman, in tribute to the fact that he played the Man of Steel in the 2006 film ‘Superman Returns’. In addition, John Wesley Shipp, who has appeared as both Barry’s father Henry Allen, and Jay Garrick, The Flash of Earth-3, will portray an alternate universe version of Barry, himself, from Earth-90, an homage to Shipp’s starring role on the live-action ‘The Flash’ series that ran from 1990-91. (Earth-90, get it?) To set the stage, he popped up on several of the Arrowverse shows last season.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will air on Sunday, Dec. 8th episode of ‘Supergirl’ at 8 pm EST (special time), Monday, Dec. 9th on ‘Batwoman’ (special night), and Tuesday, Dec. 10 on ‘The Flash’. It will conclude on ‘Arrow’ on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 8pm (special time), ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 9 pm (special episode).
Before that, however, the premiere episode of ‘Batwoman’, and the first episode of ‘Supergirl’ Season 5 will air on Sunday, October 6. ‘The Flash’ returns for its sixth season at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 8. ‘Arrow’ will return for its eighth and final season on Tuesday, October 15.