It appears The CW is pulling out all the stops for the next Arrowverse crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths”.
When the network unveiled its fall schedule, one of the things that piqued everyone’s interests was the decision to move DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to midseason as far as its return. Given the particular choice, many wondered again for the second year in a row if the team of superheroes and antiheroes would be involved in the Arrowverse crossover or if they would be sitting it out again. Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
The CW president Mark Pedowitz announced on Thursday at the network’s Upfront presentation that the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” team-up event” will be told in five parts over two quarters.” The network plans to divide the epic event by kicking it off in December and then wrapping it early in the new year, following the midseason break.
Confirmed to be taking a part of the crossover are Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman, and Legends of Tomorrow. Also confirmed is that three of the five parts will take place in December, while Legends and another of the five shows will do their part of the crossover in the new year.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will be “the biggest and most complicated [crossover yet],” The CW’s Pedowitz previously avowed. “I can’t tell you if it’ll follow the comic book version, but it’ll take some big swings.”
“It is ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths,’” he shared, “and if you know the history, things collapse.”
If you have been carefully watching the season finales of the Arrowverse shows, they have been dropping major Easter eggs building up to the crossover. SPOILER ALERT: The Monitor from the “Elseworlds” crossover showed up on Arrow to collect on the deal he made with Oliver, pulling him away from wife/new mom Felicity for a mysterious mission. The Flash’s finale showed that the ominous “crisis” in which Barry is destined to vanish has been moved up from 2024 to 2019, due to a time flux.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to spend the summer speculating on what is going to go down during this crossover.