Legendary artist Alex Ross has created a piece that shows Brandon Routh as the Kingdom Come version of Superman for The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.
Last weekend during San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that Brandon Routh would be reprising his role as Superman in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. But this time, he’ll be taking on the role in the form of Kingdom Come Superman. Brandon Routh has been apart of the Arrowverse as Ray Palmer, a.k.a. The Atom, since he was introduced during the third season of Arrow in 2014, before joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular. It seems Brandon Routh will now have dual roles in Crisis on Infinite Earths when the crossover airs later this year.
Kingdom Come is beloved by many fans for its compelling story. Written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, Kingdom Come was a four-issue series published under DC’s Elseworlds imprint. Set in the year 2020, Kingdom Come follows an older Man of Steel as he attempts to rein in a new generation of reckless vigilantes and inspire them to adopt the ideals of past superheroes.
You can check out what Brandon Routh looks like as Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come Superman below.
Official plot details remain under wrap, but rumors suggest the Arrowverse landscape will look drastically different from the one we know after the Crisis On Infinite Earths event. The crossover is rumored to feature the deaths of several major characters from Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The CW has confirmed is that the five-hour Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover will air over two quarters. This could mean the event will consist of the midseason finales and midseason premieres for the Arrowverse shows. In addition, the Crisis On Infinite Earths episode of Stephen Amell’s Arrow may also serve as the series finale considering the show concludes with its final 10-episode run this fall.
The upcoming crossover event has been teased since the very first episode of Grant Gustin’s The Flash, where a newspaper headline from the year 2024 revealed the Barry Allen’s fate was to disappear during a “crisis.” But the fifth season finale of The Flash accelerated this when the original newspaper headline changed the date of the event from 2024 to 2019. To add to this, the seventh season finale of Stephen Amell’s Arrow set up Oliver Queen’s role in the next crossover by having him join the Monitor on a mission to warn other worlds of the crisis, as part of the arrangement the Emerald Archer made in order to save the lives of both The Flash and Supergirl.
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