DC Comics’ Smallville Season 11 comic book series is considered canon for the events portrayed in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event, Crisis On Infinite Earths.
Marc Guggenheim, creator of The CW’s Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow was asked about whether or not the stories of the Smallville Season 11 comic book would factor into the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover in any shape or form. Guggenheim responded with the following tweet:
They won't be directly referenced but we consider the comic to be canon (with one small "off-camera" repurchase of a certain farm). https://t.co/F95dUgUmaX
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) October 4, 2019
Based on Guggenheim’s comments, while the events of Smallville Season 11 will not be directly referenced, the stories showcased in that series are considered canon leading up to Crisis On Infinite Earths.
Smallville Season 11 is a comic book series that picks up after the events of the series finale and follows Clark Kent (Tom Welling) and his adventures as Superman. It allowed for stories to be told on a grander visual scale thanks to the creative lengths comic books offer for creators and even involved other DC Comics characters that were not featured on Smallville.
Have you read Smallville Season 11? Even though the events won’t be directly referenced in Crisis On Infinite Earths, does the fact that the comic book series is canon to the show get you more excited for the return of Smallville’s Tom Welling and Erica Durance? Sound off in the comments below.
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 Oliver 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 will launch with three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes in January.
Be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest updates on Smallville and its involvement with Crisis On Infinite Earths.
Source: Marc Guggenheim
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