The CW President Mark Pedowitz recently discussed why announcing the Arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earths event so early was a good move.
Last December, fans experienced The CW’s latest three-part Arrowverse crossover event titled Elseworlds, which introduced fans to a new villain by the name of The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett). At the end of the Elseworlds finale, fans got a tease for the Arrowverse’s next event, which will be an adaptation of the iconic DC comic book event Crisis on Infinite Earths. The upcoming event won’t air for almost a year but The CW President Mark Pedowitz recently opened up about why announcing the Arrowverse event so early was a very good idea.
Crisis on Infinite Earths is an epic DC comic book event created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. The event ran from 1985-1986 and over thirty years later, it will finally be brought to life on the small screen. During the TCA winter press tour, Mark Pedowitz briefly spoke with CinemaBlend about the positive effects of announcing Crisis on Infinite Earths so early. This is what Mark Pedowitz had to say about making the announcement.
“It actually does. It actually whets the audience’s appetite, which is something that is great. To have an anticipatory feeling about it because you’re starting to see on social media commentary.”
Thankfully, as mentioned before, The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths is still quite far on the horizon so that gives DC fans plenty of time to read the original source material. Arrowverse series Supergirl, Arrow, and The Flash have all returned from their mid-season break but DC’s Legends of Tomorrow won’t be returning until this April. The aforementioned series was not part of the Elseworlds crossover event as well, but it will be returning in just a few months. In the meantime, fans can also check out the DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, which premieres on the streaming service in just a few short weeks.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding The CW’s Arrowverse as soon as more information becomes available. What was your favorite moment from The CW’s Elseworlds crossover event? If you’ve already read Crisis on Infinite Earths, which moments from the book are you hoping to see translated into the live-action adaptation? Let us know your thoughts and concerns in the comments below!
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.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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.