It is the last week of November, and for fans of superhero action on The CW, it is just two weeks away before epic “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event kicks off this December to January, across the five DC superhero TV series comprising the “Arrow” verse. Much has already been reported about the sheer volume of character appearances from a wide spectrum of past DC television shows, along with the returning role reprisals of many prominent stars from these same series. But there has yet to be an official preview of the “Crisis” as it plays out beyond buildup from ongoing episodes of the current seasons for each program.
That changes now according to Comic Book Resources, as they report that The CW has at last brought out their first trailer for “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Based on the 1985 DC Comics mini-series by Marv Wolfman and George Perez that established a new “Post-Crisis” shared universe timeline for the publisher’s superhero characters, the TV adaptation looks to do the same for the shared TV universe of the shows centered on “Arrow,” the first CW series of the franchise which is on its final season.
With regards to trailers, this one is particularly short. One might even say it was more a teaser. But the first official peek on scenes for the “Crisis” by The CW does well enough to ratchet up the excitement, as the destruction of multiple parallel versions of Earth begins in earnest. An iteration of Star Labs from “The Flash” gets atomized in the first sequence. “Every second, an Earth dies,” Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen/Flash tells a parallel-Earth version of himself. Even an Iris West is erased, as the various heroes scramble to find a way to stop the cataclysm, without Barry having to sacrifice himself as mandated by multiversal being called the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett).
As characters from multiple Earths try to escape from the universal-level deletions, one worrying line of dialogue from Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen/Arrow, the hero whose series spawn the shared-universe DC setting for The CW, notes that the “battle is lost.” Could the “Arrow” verse be among those erased? Viewers will have to wait for the “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” starting December 8 with “Supergirl” season 5 – episode 9, followed by “Batwoman” episode 9 on December 9, then “The Flash” season 6 – episode 9 on December 10. The “Crisis” will pick up next year with “Arrow” season 8 – episode 8 (January 14), and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” afterwards, with its actual season 5 premiering January 21.
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