Black Lightning star Cress Williams shares his thoughts on joining the Arrowverse crossover, Crisis On Infinite Earths.
Crisis On Infinite Earths is the Arrowverse’s most ambitious crossover event yet, with the usual suspects coming together to play as well as newcomers Batwoman and Black Lightning joining in for what is shaping up to be an epic event for DC Comics on television. Cress Williams’ Black Lightning has mostly been kept separate from the goings-on in the Arrowverse, yet Crisis On Infinite Earths finally brings Cress Williams in on the Arrowverse action.
While speaking with comicbook.com, Cress Williams shared his thoughts on Black Lightning joining Crisis On Infinite Earths and what he expects from such an ambitious crossover event as a fan:
“It was very, very important for me once I read [the script], and saw where we were going, that if we’re all in this crossover together, then the realities have to be cohesive. I’m also kind of a fanboy, and I know that watching as a fanboy, if there’s not a sense that it’s cohesive, and not a sense that whatever happens pre- and post-crossover actually affects each and every one’s show, I wouldn’t want that, and be a part of that.”
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Crisis On Infinite Earths will span two quarters and consist of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The Arrowverse crossover will continue with two more episodes in December before concluding with two additional entries in January.
In addition to the regular cast members of each Arrowverse series, Crisis on Infinite Earths will also feature appearances by Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman and Ray Palmer/The Atom, LaMonica Garrett as the Anti-Monitor, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Tom Cavanagh as Pariah, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Tom Welling as Clark Kent / Superman, Ashley Scott Will as Huntress, and Burt Ward in an undisclosed role.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.