A recent Crisis on Infinite Earths tie-in has killed a major Arrowverse character. (Spoilers ahead!)
In the 100-page Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant (written by original Crisis on Infinite Earths author Marv Wolfman and Arrowverse producer Marc Guggenheim), which serves as a way to give fans a greater context with the story of the crossover and its implications for the Arrowverse. But just because it’s a tie-in doesn’t mean that it’s filler, as a major character death happens on the pages of the comic.
The story is set between the first set of Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes and the second, showcasing several worlds that could not appear on The CW for various logistical reasons. Several heroes of the Arrowverse (including The Atom, Batwoman, The Ray, The Flash, Kid Flash, Nyssa al Ghul, and Harbinger) join forces and travel to Earth-D in search of the counterpart to the Pariah, Outkast. Outkast does not choose to come quietly with the heroes and attacks the Flash with an antimatter beam.
Not even the Flash is fast enough to react the the antimatter weapon, but Kid Flash heroically sacrifices his life to take the blow in order to save his inspiration, leaving him dead as far as we can tell. Such a death is a pretty big deal in the context of the Arrowverse, and it remains to be seen how this will be addressed in the remaining two Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes. Of course, that’s also presuming that this death won’t be portrayed on the show in some way, or that it’s going to stick. We’ll have about a month or so before we find out, but a second issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant will also be released on January 19, 2020, five days after the final two episodes of the crossover event air.
Crisis on Infinite Earths has been teased since the very first episode of The Flash, where a newspaper headline from the year 2024 revealed the Barry Allen’s fate was to disappear during a “crisis.” However, the fifth season finale of the Grant Gustin series 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.
Crisis On Infinite Earths will span two quarters and consist of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The Arrowverse crossover has aired three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes in January. Stay tuned for the latest news on Marc Guggenheim and Crisis on Infinite Earths.
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.
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Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
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.