The Arrowverse, like many DC adaptations, are quite good at adapting famous comic moments or panels to screen. Whether it’s Jay Garrick and Barry Allen recreating the “Flash of Two Worlds” cover or Superman holding Supergirl in a recreation of the “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” there’s no shortage of homages. And the “Elseworlds” event is certainly no exception. And last night during the Arrow portion, fans were treated to another homage to “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” which you might also remember from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
During the episode, we saw John Wesley Shipp’s Barry Allen attempting to speak to the heroes through a portal, warning them about the Monitor and the Book of Destiny. The team didn’t capture the entirety of Barry’s message, but when he finally appeared completely on Earth-1, the message came in loud and clear. The quick comparison to this would be to when Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen awoke Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne to deliver him a message about Lois being the “key” in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
After all, that’s the most recent example, but again, both “Elseworlds” and Batman v Superman are both pulling inspiration from the “Crisis On Infinite Earths” event when the Flash gave Batman a major warning. It’s uncertain right now if this will result in an actual “Crisis On Infinite Earths” event, though. After all, we’ve already had the “Crisis On Earth-X” event last year, and an event on this scale would probably mean utilizing all of the Earths we’ve seen thus far.
For the most part, all of the major Arrowverse crossover events have taken place on Earth-1 considering, well, that’s where most of the heroes reside. Earth-38, where Supergirl resides, hasn’t been the center of where much of the major action takes place, and the jury’s out right now on where Black Lightning takes place, so a possible “Crisis On Infinite Earths” event would no doubt have to utilize worlds beyond Earth-1.
But keeping in line with nods to the DC Extended Universe, it’s another nod to the film side of the DC world, such as the recent nod in Supergirl with the metahuman attack that was reminiscent of Bruce Wayne watching the fight in Metropolis in the start of Batman v Superman. But what did you think of this nod? And what other DCEU references have you spotted in the “Elseworlds” event and beyond? Let us know in the comments below.
The “Elseworlds” crossover event concludes tonight with a new episode of Supergirl at 8 P.M. on the CW.
‘Elseworlds’ Photos Include New Look At Batwoman & The Smallville Farm
The CW has released a new batch of Elseworlds photos that offer another look at Batwoman, Lois Lane, and the Smallville farm.
The next Arrowverse crossover begins in less than one week and the CW has unveiled a new collection of stills featuring the DC heroes who will take part in the three-night event. Included in the new set of photos are more glimpses at the Smallville farm, Ruby Rose in full costume as Batwoman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, and the main DC Trinity fighting alongside John Wesley Shipp as The Flash.
You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to continue the gallery!
You can read the official synopsis for the first part of the crossover below!
EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.
The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.
All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.