We’re gearing up for the fifth crossover event for The CW’s Arrowverse, and it looks like it’ll be a nostalgic blast. Finally making his way to the small screen, near-omnipotent, all-powerful cosmic entity, The Monitor will be brought to life by LaMonica Garrett (Designated Survivor, The Last Ship) in a fairly comic-accurate silver-and-blue armour, sporting wide pauldrons and a voluminous cape.
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— Canadagraphs (@canadagraphs) October 23, 2018
Embodying all positive matter in the multiverse, The Monitor plays a significant role in DC’s Crisis on Infinite Earths comic arc, where he recruits various heroes across different Earths to stand against his destructive, antimatter-personifying counterpart, The Anti-Monitor. While our heroes eventually win, their victory is not without great cost, and it subsequently brings together survivors of the multiverse’s near collapse, in the formation of Earth Prime.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) October 22, 2018
Which… may explain why we’ll get to see actor John Wesley Shipp (Dawson’s Creek, Teen Wolf) don The Flash’s iconic red bodysuit once again. While he plays Henry Allen, Barry Allen’s father, in Earth One, and the semi-retired Flash, Jay Garrick, in Earth Three, his history with The Flash goes way back to the 1990s, where he originally wore the mantle of Barry Allen for CBS’ television series. Stephen Amell’s (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) latest tweet sees him back in his duds, standing shoulder to shoulder with Supergirl, Green Arrow and Grant Gustin’s (90210, Krystal) version of The Flash and it’s an amazing sight.
Elseworlds will begin with The Flash on December 9, 2018, moving on to Arrow on December 10, before wrapping up with Supergirl on December 11, and we can’t wait to see how everything pans out.