DC Comics’s most famous crossover will be heading to TV next year, as Elseworlds ended with the announcement that Crisis on Infinite Earths will be the next big crossover event on the network.
Dated for Fall 2019, it is likely that “Crisis” will still air in November or early December, but given the scope of this narrative, seems far more likely now that DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will join the cast of Supergirl, Arrow, and The Flash in the crossover. There’s still no word on if Black Lightning will make any sort of appearance but we can assume that Batwoman will most likely be back. You can also expect to see Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman make an appearance as well.
Next fall is much sooner than the originally-teased date of 2024, which has been suggested for years. Going all the way back to the pilot for The Flash, the series teased Barry Allen’s apparent death in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”
The pilot featured a newspaper dated 10 years in the future, with the headline “FLASH MISSING – VANISHES IN CRISIS.” A sub headline further hints at the event with “RED SKIES VANISH,” alluding to the storyline’s visual motif. Barry Allen himself, Grant Gustin, has longed teased that this has been years in the making, saying that the event was always meant to be played out at some point.
In the original Crisis story, Barry Allen dies while sabotaging the Anti-Monitor’s antimatter cannon, accelerating in time to the point that he quickly ages and crumbles to dust while experiencing his past. After his sacrifice, Wally West took on the character’s mantle for more than 20 years before Allen returned.
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