It's finally here! After a series of star studded San-Diego Comic-Con panels, and weeks of breaking news, The CW has finally announced the dates of this year's ArrowVerse crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths. The highly anticipated event will launch with Supergirl on Sunday Dec. 8, then will continue the following nights in Batwoman and The Flash.

Unfortunately, the network is forcing us to wait about a month before the crossover will pick up again. After The CW's winter break, the Crisis story will end with Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday Jan 14.

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This upcoming fall will be the final season for the legacy show, Arrow. It is expected to end in December, so the winter break between Flash and Arrow is a bad sign for our main characters. The creators behind the hooded vigilante have confirmed that Oliver Queen will face the most consequences in "Crisis", and the event in the comic included the deaths of Barry Allen and Supergirl. Seeing as Barry Allen's Flash is Queen's closest ally from any of the five shows, Tuesday's crossover episode is bound to be an emotional one either way.

"Crisis on Infinite Earths" is one of the most popular events throughout DC Comics. Writen by Marv Wolfman, it was first published in 1985. The story follows the Anti-Monitor as he tries to wipe out all life across the vast multiverse. This leads many of DC's famous heroes to rise up and fight together. The villain's reverse, The Monitor, was first introduced in the crossover, "Elseworlds" last year. In Arrow's latest season, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) agreed to leave his world, and family, to help The Monitor. Then, in Emily Bett Rickards' final scene, Oliver's wife Felicity tells The Monitor it's time for her to go to her husband. This, along with the long running thread that The Flash goes missing, now in the year 2019, has fans buzzing with speculation.

We can't know if it will live up to the comics, but the five night event is bound to be a spectacle. The network has been reaching out to collect guest stars known in the world of DC on both the big and small screen. Black Lightning will be making his first appearance in the ArrowVerse. Brandon Routh currently plays Ray Palmer, aka The Atom on Legends of Tomorrow, but he is expected to appear as Superman as well in the crossover. Routh starred as the man of steel in Bryan Singer's 2006 Superman Returns. The voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, Kevin Conroy, will reportedly feature as the voice of Bruce Wayne in the crossover. Most recently, it was announced that Burt Ward, the Robin to Adam West's Batman, will appear as well.

Now that we have a set schedule to look forward to, we'll be sure to keep the news coming as more details about the massive crossover emerge. This news comes to us via TV Guide

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