Production is underway on “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” the most ambitious Arrowverse crossover yet, and in many ways the most ambitious gathering of superheroes ever on TV. The event crosses between ‘Supergirl’, ‘Batwoman’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Arrow’, and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, and for the first time, will incorporate characters from ‘Black Lightning’, although that show will not have an episode dedicated to “Crisis.”
On top of all of those native Arrowverse characters, the event will include cameos from a Who’s Who of actors who portrayed DC characters in previous TV shows and movies, indicating that all of the adaptations are part of the same multiverse. One of the past series that will be represented is “Smallville” which aired for ten seasons on The WB and The CW. Stars Tom Welling and Erica Durance will reprise their roles as Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively.
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They will join alternate versions of Clark and Lois, including Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, who portray the famous pair on ‘Supergirl’ and other Arrowverse shows.
Now that filming has begun, via Twitter, Tulloch has shared a photo of herself, flanked by Clark X 2– Welling and Hoechlin– on the Kent farm.
Lois and Clarks 💓 pic.twitter.com/RgRKmcP8FV
— Elizabeth Tulloch (@BitsieTulloch) September 30, 2019
Another Superman set to appear is Brandon Routh, who starred in the film ‘Superman Returns’. He will reportedly be portraying the Superman from the ‘Kingdom Come’ universe. Routh actually also stars as Ray Palmer/The Atom on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, so he will be pulling double duty.
Also tackling two roles is LaMonica Garrett, who already plays The Monitor on the various shows, and will be depicting his evil duplicate The Anti-Monitor.
Jon Cryer, who played Lex Luthor in Season 4 of ‘Supergirl’ will also return, but Michael Rosenbaum, who played the mastermind on ‘Smallville’ declined to appear.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will also incorporate: Kevin Conroy, longtime Batman voice actor, who will play a futuristic version of Bruce Wayne (possibly from the ‘Batman Beyond’ timeline); John Wesley Shipp as the Barry Allen/The Flash of Earth-90, based on the 1991-92 ‘Flash’ TV series; Burt Ward, Robin from the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series, whose role in “Crisis” is unknown; and Ashley Scott as Helena Kyle (Wayne), The Huntress from the 2002 series ‘Birds of Prey’. The CW is reportedly courting Lynda Carter from the ’70s ‘Wonder Woman’ series for a cameo.
“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).
The Arrowverse shows will begin their new fall seasons starting this weekend, with the series premiere of ‘Batwoman’ and the first episode of Season 5 for ‘Supergirl’.
Are you excited about the new seasons, and the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover?