While the 2018 Arrowverse crossover has now come to an end over in the US, The CW has confirmed a huge event for next year’s crossover.
Seeing as the Elseworlds crossover has yet to air in the UK just yet, we’ll won’t spoil any happenings from the three-episode arc. But once that arc came to a close, The CW confirmed that the 2019 crossover will be titled Crisis on Infinite Earths.
If you’re not too familiar with that title, it’s the name of an iconic 1985 comic book arc from Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Featuring a who’s who of DC Comics, the story brought together a slew of heroes and villains from across the multiverse. At the centre of this? That’d be the nefarious Anti-Monitor. And why is this arc so special? Well, it’s because no punches were pulled as DC killed off several big-name players – not least Barry Allen and Supergirl - as the landscape of DC Comics was changed forever.
For those keeping up with The Flash from the get-go, the show has often showed a newspaper headline from 2024 that reveals the Scarlet Speedster has been missing after a Crisis. Now it appears that we’ll finally get to see Barry’s disappearance play out.
Here in the UK, the first part of the Elseworlds crossover is due to begin on Sky One with tomorrow’s edition of The Flash. The three-part arc will then continue with next week’s outing for Arrow and Supergirl, with Superman and Batwoman just two of the other major names to be a part of this ensemble tale.
See below for the video announcement of next year's crossover (complete with mild Elseworlds spoilers):
As for Crisis on Infinite Earths, expect to hear more on that at a later date.