How Lucifer’s Tom Ellis Had Us All Fooled For The Crisis On Infinite Earths Cameo

Crisis on Infinite Earths had endless twist and turns as it strives to connect every live-action DC property into one huge multiverse.

Last night, fans were delighted to see Tom Ellis as Lucifer in the crossover. It was previously reported that Ellis was on the Crisis set, but he denied the rumors. Instead he said he was in the area to visit friends.

Which, to be fair, was kind of true. He was visiting friends, but also filming Crisis. He wanted his role to be a surprise for Lucifer and Arrowverse fans.

Ellis took to Twitter: “OK, I’m sorry I fibbed about being in #CrisisOnInfinteEarths! We were desperately trying to keep it a surprise, but then unfortunately some paparazzi spoiled [it]. So [the denial] was a mild attempt to put the genie back in the bottle.”

Lucifer co-showrunner Joe Henderson, who acted as onset handler for Ellis and to a make sure Lucifer was done justice, also said on Twitter.

“Big thanks to [Arrowverse EP] Marc Guggenheim for making it happen, [Flash showrunner] Eric Wallace for making us feel so welcome on his set, and Sterling Gates and Lauren Certo for writing a great Lucifer!”

Henderson also put the cameo in the Lucifer timeline. His appearance on Crisis On Infinite Earths takes place in the early part of the pilot of Lucifer.

“For #Lucifans wondering, the Crisis cameo is a prequel to our show. In the script, Lucifer says he’s expecting [onetime LUX employee] Delilah in the alley. They had to cut the line for time, but I thought that was a clever way to ground the ‘when’ of it all.”

Crisis on Infinite Earths returns on January 14, 2020 with its final two parts.

Bec Heim
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