Robert Wuhl

The CW’s upcoming Arrowverse crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths” isn’t only uniting cast members of ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Supergirl’, and for the first time, ‘Batwoman’, and ‘Black Lightning’, but a number of stars of DC TV shows and movies of the past.  These include: ‘Smallville’s Tom Welling and Erica Durance; 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 1990-91 ‘Flash’ TV series; Burt Ward, Robin from the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series, whose character dwell on Earth-66; and Ashley Scott as Helena Kyle (Wayne), The Huntress from the 2002 series ‘Birds of Prey’.

Now add another name to that list– Robert Wuhl.

Who, you ask?  Wuhl appeared in Tim Burton’s 1989 film ‘Batman’, which starred Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jack Nicholson as The Joker, and Kim Bassinger as reporter Vicki Vale.  Wuhl played Vicki’s co-worker Alexander Knox.  Knox was a reporter for the Gotham Globe who was determined to prove the existence of Batman, who was just starting out in his crime-fighting career.  He even contributed by releasing one of The Joker’s toxic balloons.  Even so, it’s easy to forget Alexander Knox, but Wuhl reportedly filmed a cameo for the “Crisis” crossover, according to Canadagraphs.

According to Canadagraphs, Wuhl/Knox’s cameo and the majority of the other announced cameos are just that– quick glimpses.  The website was on set to witness the start of filming and reportedly, Wuhl and Ward’s cameos will reportedly consist solely of them looking up at the crimson skies and commenting on them.  Reportedly, Ward’s only line of dialogue is “Holy Crimson Skies!”

You can see Ward, as he appears in the crossover.  Though he isn’t dressed as Robin, he is decked out in the signature colors, and he appears to be walking Ace the Bathound. Or at least Ace the regular hound.

Wuhl’s cameo appears to be roughly the same.  He will be reading a newspaper, before looking up at the sky.  Furthermore, it seems Knox will be from Earth-89, because ‘Batman’ was released in 1989.  Alexander Knox might not be that memorable a part of ‘Batman’, but Wuhl went on greater success, starring for seven seasons on HBO’s award-winning ‘Arli$$’.

It appears that Shipp’s Flash-90 will have a larger role, as he has already made his presence known.  And we’ve seen photos of Brandon Routh as ‘Kingdom Come’ Superman, Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman, ‘Smallville’s Tom Welling and Erica Durance, and Cress Williams’ Black Lightning, so it looks as though they will have larger parts in the story.  But these others are likely blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em cameos.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” kicks off on the Sunday, Dec. 8th episode of ‘Supergirl’ at 8 pm EST (special time), and continues on 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), and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 9 pm (special episode).