Crisis on Infinite Earths is coming to the Arrowverse. Fans have hardly had time to process what went down on this year's crossover event, Elseworlds. Still, The CW is already prepping everyone for what's to come, and what's coming is undoubtedly exciting for virtually anyone who has ever been a fan of DC Comics on any level, as they've set up an adaptation of the most famous crossover event of all time from the publisher's long history.
Warning: spoilers ahead for Elseworlds. Those who haven't yet had the chance to check out this year's crossover event may want to turn back now. At the event end of the finale, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) are sitting at a bar enjoying themselves after all of the craziness. Arrow then gets a call from Batwoman (Ruby Rose) who explains that Dr. John Deegan (Jeremy Davies), who was responsible for the mess they just found themselves in, has made a "friend" in Arkham Asylum. That friend is none other than Psycho Pirate (Bob Frazer), a key character from the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline.
At that point, we cut to a title card, revealing that the beloved DC Comics event will be the subject of next year's Arrowverse crossover. Unfortunately, for the time being, that's about all of the information we have, but this is more than a little significant. There have been teases in the past on The Flash and Supergirl, but it was never clear when, if at all, the network would actually get around to doing this. But it's happening next year. As anyone who has read the comic this event is based on, that could mean some very big things.
Crisis on Infinite Earths was published by DC Comics in 1985. The event comes from two legends in the form of writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez. The crossover sees a character by the name of Anti-Monitor (the antithesis of The Monitor, who was introduced in Elseworlds) who wants to wipe out all existence across the multiverse and winds up doing battle with a host of DC heroes including Superman, Batman, The Flash and Supergirl. The event is noteworthy, as both Barry Allen and Supergirl give their lives before the Anti-Monitor was defeated. Could the death of a hero or two we've come to know and love be coming our way?
A lot needs to happen before this crossover takes place. While the network hasn't yet announced an air date, it will likely be in November or December of next year, as that's when the previous Arrowverse crossover events have taken place. Then again, they could be shaking things up. Time will tell, but this could be the most exciting DC project coming to the screen, big or small, in 2019. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details are made available. Be sure to check out the brief teaser for Crisis on Infinite Earths from The CW below.