Several characters had a rough time before Crisis on Infinite Earths started and Brandon Routh’s Superman himself seemed to have had an unfortunate encounter with The Joker.
Technically speaking, Crisis on Infinite Earths doesn’t name the Joker as the culprit but the implication is still very clear. When Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman encounters Brandon Routh’s Superman and he reveals what happened to his universe’s versions of Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane. As it turns out, they were all killed in a gas attack by someone who is heavily implied to be the Joker. Brandon Routh’s Superman describes the person as being from Gotham and was upset that he wasn’t getting enough headlines. After telling this story, he vows to help stop the Anti-Monitor’s plans.
The death of Lois Lane and other members of the Daily Planet at the hands of the Joker was something that happened in the Kingdom Come comic. In it, the Joker flooded the Daily Planet with toxic gas killing all who were inside. Brandon Routh’s Superman may not namedrop the Joker in Crisis On Infinite Earths, but given the background, the mentioning of someone from Gotham, and the version of Superman that pays homage to Kingdom Come, it’s fairly clear who the perpetrator is.
What did you all think of this bit in Crisis on Infinite Earths? Are you glad that the crossover included this bit of Superman’s backstory with the Joker into Brandon Routh’s version of the character? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Crisis On Infinite Earths will span two quarters and consist of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The Arrowverse crossover will launch with three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes 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.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths as it develops!
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe